A big part of recruiting is hype and you could argue that no one is riding the hype wave on Saturday July 23 quite like Stephen Zimmerman. After all, he has profiles in the Los Angeles Times and the Las Vegas Review today. So what is everyone excited about? Well, he’s 6’10″, is being compared (or comparing himself at least) to Dirk Nowitzki, has an offer from UCLA and is getting interest from North Carolina and Memphis as well.
And he’s not in high school yet.
Zimmerman just finished 8th grade and will join Shabazz Muhammad’s Bishop Gorman team in a few weeks as a 15-year old freshman. Kentucky has not gotten involved with him yet, but you can be sure they’ll become familiar with him as the season progresses and they track Muhammad. And if he evolves into Dirk Nowitzki like he thinks, he might just become an option in the class of two-thousand-and-forever-from-now.
Watch him work.