Roselle, NJ Catholic head basketball coach Dave Boff is sending another of his big men to be trained by Frank Martin at USC. In 2015-16 Chris Silva arrived in Columbia and is now one of the SEC’s elite players. This summer he will be joined by 6-9 Alanzo Frink who committed to Martin Tuesday night. Boff things Frink will follow the same path to success as Silva.
“I think he’s got a diverse skill set. He’s very comfortable being comfortable being very physical down in the low post but he also has a lot of perimeter skills and a high basketball IQ, and you can run offense through him,” Boff said. “I know Frank likes to let his guys step out and make decisions from the high post and top of the key area in his offense. I think that’s an area where Alanzo will really be able to help. For us, he did the majority of his damage in the post. We did play through him in the high post some. I know Frank usually plays the two bigs together as we do so I think Zo will fit in really well with what they do.”
Frink narrowed his decision to USC and Georgetown. He made an official visit with the Gamecocks the weekend of March 23rd and Boff said after that Frink was pretty set on where he wanted to go.
“He loved the campus, loved the facilities,” he said. “Overall I think he wanted an opportunity to play in a conference like the SEC. He wanted to challenge himself against that level of competition.”
He also will be challenged by Martin’s in-your-face style of coaching, both in practices and in games.
“He’ll be fine,” Boff said. “Alanzo is very coachable, very easy to work with, accepts constructive criticism. You can get on him and ride him a little bit and you’ll get good stuff out of him. I think he’ll be fine there with Frank. I think Alanzo Frink’s best basketball will be at some point from this moment moving forward.”
Frink averaged 13 points and 8 rebounds per game this season.
Boff said he has two juniors Martin also will be watching in 6-6 Kahlil Whitney and 6-2 Josh Pierre-Louis.