Stanback Earning High-Major Attention

2016 four-star West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade center Trevor Stanback is earning attention from programs across the country, and UCLA is keeping in touch with him...

Ever since he was in 7th grade, most coaches on the West Coast have been well aware of 6-foot-10, 210-pound West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade 2016 center Trevor Stanback, due to the fact that he played up against older competition in AAU and that his older brother, Chace, played for UCLA and UNLV.

The younger Stanback completed a successful sophomore season, according to Chaminade head coach Todd Wolfson.

"I thought he had a pretty good year," Wolfson said. "As everybody knows, it takes longer for bigs to develop but he played very well on the defensive end – he can guard the one through five on defense – he can block shots, he's all over the place on defense and he makes my job easy.

"Offensively we've worked on his jump shot and his shot is better. We're trying to adjust his game to become more of a four and add that to his game so he can one-dribble attack with his jump shot. "

As of now, three schools are showing Stanback the most attention.

"Arizona State is pretty on top of it, so is Texas, and we talk to N.C. State all the time and he'll go over there the first week of June to see them on the unofficial visit," said Wolfson.

"UConn probably comes in fourth in terms of interest and involvement. I know UCLA and USC are interested, but in terms of talking to them all the time, it's pretty much those three."

Despite the heavy interest from a handful of schools, Stanback is very much open and isn't sure what he'll be looking for in a program.

"When we talk, he doesn't really mention anyone he likes or dislikes," Wolfson said. "He's like any kid; one minute he wants to stay close to home and the next he wants to go far away.

"One minute he wants to go somewhere cold and the next he wants to be by the beach. He'll have a lot of options and a lot of places to choose from. He doesn't need to make a decision today, so he's going to keep all of his options open."

There's no rush for Stanback to make a decision, as he'll continue to sort through his options and figure out what he wants in a school.

"We think his best years are ahead of him and that his potential is through the roof," said Wolfson. "The longer we wait and see, the more opportunities he'll have.

"He says he'll go to the opportunity that feels right for him and his family. He wants to play at the next level. The kid is very well-rounded, from the court to the classroom, so he'll have a lot of options. "

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