Dillon Biggs commits to Hawaii
As the Hawaii basketball team prepared for its home finale this season it was also getting a head start for next season.
Dillon Biggs, a multi-skilled 6-foot-7, 195-pound small forward, made a commitment to play for the Warriors starting in the 2011-12 season.
“I talked to my family and everything, and we agreed that Hawaii showed the most interest in me and it looked like the best place for my future,” he said.
Biggs recently completed his senior season at Dorsey High in Los Angeles. He was slowed by a broken wrist early in the season, but still lead the team in scoring with around 17 points per game. He also averaged around 7.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game.
“A lot of people didn’t (recruit) him until his senior year,” Dorsey High head coach Kevin Gibson said. “The main reason for that is because he’s kind of thin for his height. But he has strength, and he’ll pick up weight and grow in college. The main thing with him is his skill level. I think once people saw that his senior year, they started coming after him.”
Several Pac-10 schools were reportedly looking at Biggs, including California, Oregon and Washington State. He said he was also considering Nevada, Louisiana Tech and Cal State Northridge.
“I’m versatile and I like to play up-tempo,” Bigs said. “I could just see myself fitting in with Hawaii with the way they like to play.”
Gibson said: “He’s probably best on the wing, where he can slash and create. He has an ability to get to the rim. But he could actually play all five positions, if that’s what you need.”
Biggs was ranked as the No. 7 small forward in California by calihighsports.com, and was described as “the biggest sleeper in LA” by ballislife.com.
“That’s probably a good way to describe him,” Gibson said. “Here at Dorsey, we’re an inner-city school in L.A., and a lot of the big schools don’t like to come here. That’s their loss. I think Hawaii got a good one.”
Biggs said he has not made a recruiting visit to Hawaii yet, but plans to do so in late-March. He said he will sign a national letter of intent during the regular signing period, which runs April 13 to May 18.
And here again is the great video of Biggs put together by ballislife.com.