Siakam to the SEC

Rivals150 prospect James Siakam moved up from the 2011 class to the 2010 class this year, and now he will be a Commodore.
Siakam, a 6-foot-6, 210-pound forward, is now the fourth recruit in Vanderbilt's 2010 recruiting class.
"He's known Vanderbilt the longest," said Siakam's high school coach Aaron Lee of Carbondale (Ill.) Brehm Prep. "They put in the most work recruiting him."
Siakam also considered Illinois, Cincinnati, Marquette, Florida and UCLA.
Averaging 18 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks per game, Siakam has a game known for its versatility and energy.
"James can guard the two through the four," said Coach Lee. "He can change games defensively. He blocks shots and is a great on the ball defender. He has a great feel for coming up with the basketball.
"Offensively, he has developed a perimeter game. Now he can work from the perimeter to the post. I think Vanderbilt is really getting a steal."
Siakam, who is presently ranked No. 101 in the class of 2011, joins four-star prospect Rod Odom and three-star prospects Kyle Fuller and Josh Henderson in Vanderbilt's 2010 recruiting class.