After making a visit to a Big Ten school over the weekend, Toronto, Canada native Nathan Skinner decided he saw enough to give a verbal commitment. The bouncy 6-foot-5, 210-pound small forward told Rivals.com that he saw enough to put an end to his commitment.
Skinner verbally pledged to the Iowa Hawkeyes on Monday.
"After going down there and talking to the players and coaches, I just felt that they were the best situation for me," Skinner said. "Coach (Steve) Alford speaks for himself. He knows the game and has been a part of it for so long. It's just the right place for me."
Sound like a guy happy with his decision?
Skinner joins Illinois point guard Tony Freeman and Kurt Looby, a junior college power forward from Tyler, Texas. Skinner said the Hawkeyes are envisioning him on the court right away.
"They said they see me as an athletic wing player that should come in and play big minutes at that position," Skinner said. "They think I should have a good future there."
Skinner decided on Iowa with an offer from Washington State and interest from Indiana and Wisconsin. His trip to Iowa City was his only official visit.
The senior will be playing for the Toronto city championship on Thursday when the play Eastern Commerce, a team that has won both of their meetings this year.
Skinner said he will enroll for summer school at Iowa.