USC basketball coach Frank Martin recently had a pair of young big men depart from his program. Tuesday he took a step toward replacing them by landing a commitment from 6-9, PF Alanzo Frink of Roselle, NJ. Pat Lawless of PrepCircuit first reported the commitment.
Frink chose USC over offers from Georgetown, James Madison, Arkansas State, Massachusetts, St. Bonaventure and Bryant.
Frink took an official visit to USC in late March. He said then getting an offer from Martin and a chance to play in the SEC meant a lot to him.
“I think it’s a big time opportunity because I was under recruited,” Frink said. “I didn’t have any big time schools. When he came down and offered me it was a really big deal because the SEC is big time basketball, and where I play is a real big time basketball place. I was really excited because if I know I can fit in there, I can be a good fit and I can play.”
This season the 245 pound Frink he averaged 13 points and 8 rebounds per game.
“I’m a versatile player, can play from the three to the five,” he said. “I can pass, I can play defense on the wing, I can play inside and out. I have like a big guard mentality you could say. I can pass, I can dribble, I can shoot. I can play in the post. I can play defense on the wing, I can play defense in the post. I’m very strong. I’m more of an inside guy but if I see I have a mismatch, I can play on the wing, like if he’s a bigger guy but slower, I can play on the wing and take advantage of that.”
Frink played at the same school and for the same coach that sent Chris Silva to the Gamecocks.