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Stanford Basketball recruiting: 4-star center Trevor Stanback commits to Stanford

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Serious rim protection is on its way to Palo Alto with the addition of 4-star center Trevor Stanback.

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Johnny Dawkins and Cardinal fans received great news when Trevor Stanback committed to Stanford. Stanback is a 4-star center prospect from Pasadena Maranatha. In addition to Stanford, Stanback received offers from Connecticut, Arizona State, Colorado, USC, N.C. State, San Diego State, and UNLV.

Stanback is a member of the class of 2016. He is 6'10" 210 pounds. Stanback is considered a 4-star recruit by all services with his ranking listed as high as 48 by Rivals.com and 64 by Scout.com. Among centers only, Trevor is ranked as high as the 6th to the 15th best in the nation.

He is a bright kid who carries a 4.0 GPA. He has a huge upside --his play on the offensive end could use some polish-- but his athletic ability, effort, and awareness make him a load to deal with on the defensive end of the floor. He has long arms and is an aggressive defender who can change games with his length. Stanback is an "above the rim" player who is certain the get Maples on their feet time and time again.

Trevor will be able to command minutes as a freshman. Picturing Stanback alongside Reid Travis already has Pac-12 coaches trying to figure out how they are going to score next year.

Trevor wrote in an article at madehoops.com why he chose Stanford:

I would like to officially announce my commitment to Stanford. It was a difficult decision and I had great options, but I felt that Stanford was a better fit for me. Their pursuit of academic excellence, chance to be coached by Johnny Dawkins followed by a great coaching staff and the opportunity to develop as a player and student to enable me to be successful beyond my basketball career is what put Stanford as my first choice.

I am excited to be going to Stanford and I can't wait to play in front of The Red Zone at Maples Pavilion. I look forward to helping the team be successful and compete for the Pac-12 championship and have a chance at the NCAA Tournament along with the support of the fans.

Here are a few of Trevor's highlights: