Tchiengang Discusses Commitment In-Depth

Vandy fans across the nation are still in awe regarding PF Steve Tchiengang's recent commitment to the Commodores. The 6-8, 215 pound power forward officially announced that he will be sporting the black and gold. VandyMania.com goes one on one with the four-star prospect to get the very latest on his recent pledge to Vanderbilt.

Steve Tchiengang became the Commodores' first commit for their 2008 recruiting class. Techiengang took time out his busy schedule to go one on one for a quick Q&A with VandyMania.com.

Q&A With Steve Tchiengang

SM: With several of the nation's top programs in the running for your services, what major factor(s) helped you decide that Vandy was the place for you?

ST: I really felt good about the relationship between the coaching staff and myself. They really made me feel comfortable. I just felt like the program had a lot to offer me.

SM: What was the coaching staff's reaction whenever you informed them of your decision?

ST: They were very happy… They were very overwhelmed when I told them the good news. Everyone was very excited.

SM: Who's been recruiting you primarily from the Vandy coaching staff?

ST: Coach Stallings, Coach King, and Coach Muller were the main ones staying in contact with me throughout the process.

SM: You possess quite a unique skill set on the hardwood, how does Vandy plan to utilize them?

ST: I think they are going to really help me improve on my versatility so I can create a lot of mismatches on the floor. However, they didn't say exactly what position I was going to play. They just said that they wanted me to be a "Basketball Player" and that they want me to help out wherever I can.

SM: How do you feel now, knowing that your decision is behind you?

ST: It feels like a big weight has been lifted off of my shoulders. It's like a big sigh of relief. I feel really blessed right now.

SM: Now that your decision is behind you, what have you been focusing on lately?

ST: On the court - I've been working very hard on improving my game so I can be more efficient on the college level. I've also been preparing for my upcoming season with Montverde Academy.

Off the court - I've been working on my maturity level so I can be a responsible person in college.

SM: What do you plan on studying at Vanderbilt?

ST: I would like to major in two things. My two choices would probably be Business and Engineering. I plan to talk with the advisors to see how I can make this happen.

Congratulations to the Vandy Coaching Staff on a job well done. Keep up the great work." – VandyMania.com Staff 


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