Nick Stiggers had lots of schools looking around and kicking the tires, but when Southern California offered him a scholarship this spring, he found it too hard to refuse.
So Stiggers, a burly 6-8, 250 pound power forward, pledged to Henry Bibby's rising Trojans program. A Memphis native, Stiggers moved to California in the past year and now attends Montclair Prep in Los Angeles.
Stiggers said he received interest from programs such as California, UCLA and Memphis before casting his lot with USC.
"I picked USC because I moved from Memphis to California, and I really liked the weather and the climate," Stiggers said. "I also liked USC and its coaching staff because they showed a lot of interest in me."
Stiggers put up big numbers as a junior this past season at Montclair, where he said he averaged 30 points, 12 rebounds and six blocks per game.
At the ABCD Camp this week, Stiggers displayed that he is more than just a power forward. While his body suggests that he might be a lumbering inside player, Stiggers has range out to three point land on his jumper and is more nimble than he might appear.
"I think I have an inside and outside game," Stiggers elaborated. "I think I need to lose a couple of pounds, because I'd like to play the three and the four in college."
After the ABCD Camp, Stiggers plans on attending the adidas Big Time Tournament with Darren Matsubara's EBO program.
We will be out in Las Vegas in a few weeks, and we will keep you posted on Stiggers and other top players in the Class of 2003.
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