Australian point guard Joshua Giddey came over to the states to showcase his game for college coaches to see.
Giddey, at 6-7, was one of the most versatile players at the NBA Global Academy, as well as the NCAA camp in Houston.
It led to many schools reaching out to offer the 2021 prospect a scholarship.
“I’ve spoke to quite a few schools,” Giddey explained. “Some of the bigger ones would probably include Virginia, Georgetown, Baylor and also Iowa State.”
In all, St. John’s, TCU, Colorado, Washington State, Rutgers, Utah and more reached out to offer the 6-7 playmaker.
Some schools more than others have continued their pursuit and has stood out so far for Giddey.
“The schools recruiting me the hardest right now probably would be Colorado and Utah,” he said.
One Pac 12 program that he’s hoping to hear from resides in Los Angeles, a very lucrative destination.
“UCLA is a school that I’d love to hear from,” he said. “Guess it just depends what they want to do with their 2021 class.”
Giddey isn’t prepared to make any recruiting decision at the moment. He doesn’t have any visits planned and more coaches are getting involved. However, the battle to get him over to the states might be a tough one for college coaches as he mulls the possibility of going pro overseas.
“It depends on what I decide to do,” Giddey said of committing to a college. “Whether it’s college or something else.”