2022 Shadow Hills (CA) point guard Cord Stansberry received his first Division I scholarship offer this month after Pepperdine reached out to his coaches and extended him an offer.
“[Head] coach [Lorenzo] Romar is a great guy and a Hall of Fame coach. His message really to me is that he wants to help me develop my talent and reach my goals in the future,” Stansberry said. “He said he would love to coach me and can’t wait to see me start playing again when this whole pandemic dies down.”
Pepperdine was first to the party, but Rice wasn’t far behind, and offered him as a scholarship as well.
“I talked to the head coach and the assistant, and they both believe in me, which as a player, that’s what you want,” Stansberry explained. “They want to see me succeed and are willing to break down the game and help me become a better player.”
“I’ve only talked to them both once so I don’t know as much but I can’t wait to have more conversations with them.”
UNLV, UC Santa Barbara, Cal Poly and UC Irvine are also showing interest in the guard that should be getting a lot of phone calls next month, when coaches can officially call the rising juniors.
“I think what the coaches like best about my game is that I play at my own pace and that I don’t get rushed,” he said. “I let the game come to me and that’s how I create a shot for myself or others, and that I can play the two as well with my shooting ability and I can guard more positions because of my length.”