2011 PG Begins to Emerge

Spencer Dinwiddie, a 6-2 junior point guard from Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft, is emerging as one of the top point guard prospects in the West Coast class of 2011. He talked to us about his early recruitment...

Spencer Dinwiddie, 6-2 JR PG Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft, is a long and slender prospect with a considerable upside. Dinwiddie has a high skill level and a great feel for the game. He's still not physically mature, but he projects as one of the elite point guards in the west for 2011.

I spoke with Dinwiddie recently and asked about the schools that have been in contact with him.

"Washington, Cal, USC, UCLA, Pepperdine...Arizona has been the latest one," said Dinwiddie.

I asked him if he has a sense for which schools have been recruiting him the hardest to date.

"Probably UCLA and Washington have been showing the most interest," said Dinwiddie.

When asked if he has a favorite, Dinwiddie replied, "probably Arizona, UCLA and Washington. USC is close but with their coaching change I don't know them as well."

Dinwiddie talked a little about the issues that will be important to him when picking a school.

"The style of play -- I love to play uptempo and push the ball," said Dinwiddie. "And the academics are a big factor, especially with my Mom."

Dinwiddie said he's not in a rush to make a decision.

"I'll probably decide sometime after July next year, maybe in August," said Dinwiddie.

Dinwiddie said he currently has a 3.2 GPA.

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