Comanche coming into his own

2015 Los Angeles (Calif.) View Park Preparatory center Chance Comanche showed Thursday night in Anaheim (Calif.) at Double Pump why scouts are continuing to praise his growth over the summer. Comanche updated FOX Sports NEXT on his recruitment.

2015 Los Angeles (Calif.) View Park Preparatory center Chance Comanche's stock started to soar at the NBPA Camp in Virginia a month ago.

Thursday night in Anaheim (Calif.) at Double Pump, the four-star recruit showed not only why he took a jump in the rankings a month ago, but why he is continuing to turn the heads of scouts and college coaches.

The 6-foot-11 190-pound big man is starting to play with an edge he was missing before, noted by his toughness on the floor and willingness to get in the face of his opponents. "I can feel it coming more and more, each time I play," Comanche told FOX Sports NEXT following his final game on Thursday.

Comanche currently claims four offers, USC, Arizona, Oregon, and Colorado.

He recently took an unofficial visit to USC. "It was cool, it was fun," he said. "I got to meet the coaching staff, go around the campus, see the workout rooms and the whole school. They told me about the academic program and other things.

"I like them, they seem positive. They seem like they a good program. They are a family who plays as a team."

Trojan assistant coach Jason Hart is heading Comanche's recruitment for USC. Comanche says he's had a relationship with Hart since before he took an assistant position with the Trojans just months ago. "Me and my mom knew him before he got the job at USC," Comanche explained. "He knows me as a friend. He talks to me about the school, the campus."

Comanche's mother played college basketball and can often be seen on the sideline supporting her son. Through the recruiting process he says she has told him to keep his options open and "mainly look out for academics if basketball doesn't work out." He says she also provides a few tips every now and again, "Talk more," she says, and "post up better."

The Los Angeles native says he didn't grow up watching any particular program and has no favorites in the recruiting process. He says he just wants to find a program that plays team ball and a system where he can play one-on-one.

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