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Big Man Praises Majerus

FT. WAYNE, Ind. -- If there's one thing that Utah Head Coach Rick Majerus is universally regarded for, it's his ability to consistently develop big men at the Mountain West power.
Stefan Zimmerman is hoping to become the next great Ute big man during the Majerus era in Salt Lake City.
A 6-10, 225 pound center/power forward, Visser displayed a solid set of skills this weekend playing for the Champions Athletic Academy at the 9th Annual Spiece Run N Slam Tournament here.
While he is a step slow and not an athlete, Zimmerman displayed a good arsenal of offensive moves and has legitimate range all the way out to three point land.
He picked Utah heading into his junior year despite overtures from programs such as Florida, BYU and Wake Forest.
"I chose Utah because of Coach Majerus," Zimmerman said. "He is the best coach for me because of what I can do and what I can become. I am going to work hard for him and I hope to keep Utah at the top of the Mountain West."
Zimmerman averaged 14 points, eight rebounds and two blocks per game this past season at Mountainview H.S. in Orem, Ut.
"I need to work on my speed and quickness," he admitted. "But I am a big guy who can shoot jumpers, plus I have a good post game with my back to the basket."
Zimmerman will continue to hone his game this summer at the adidas ABCD Camp in New Jersey. He will also attend the Bob Gibbons Memorial Day Classic in North Carolina with the CAA squad later this month, and has also planned July pit stops at both the adidas Big Time Tournament and the Best of the Summer Tournament.
He will also attend the Utah basketball camp this summer. We'll keep you posted on his summer exploits in the coming weeks, so stay tuned to this site for more information.
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