Adam Seiko unofficially visited San Diego State on June 13th; three days later he made it official that he had found the college he would be attending. Yesterday Seiko announced that he was committing to San Diego State, picking the Aztecs over Butler and Rutgers among others.
The trip down to San Diego made quite the impression on Seiko and he felt that he had found the place he belonged.
“I knew SDSU was the place for me right after I visited. The environment, the winning culture they have as a basketball program, the family that has been built within the university; it is all what I was looking for. Plus I get to play under such a legendary coach in Steve Fisher and an amazing staff that he has with him. It just all seemed right to me.”
The early word is that Seiko is a great defender, something that will help him see the court at San Diego State, and an excellent shooter. He also brings a bit more to the court than just that.
“I bring a lot of things to the court; intensity on defense, rebounding as a guard, and ball facilitation. I am a very unselfish player; I like to get my teammates open. [I also bring] the three ball, relentless attacking the basket, and getting to the free throw line. Also leadership to me is very important; being able to communicate with everyone on the floor and get everybody on the same page.”
Before he makes his way to the Mesa he has a lot of time to work on his craft. He still has the rest of the summer to play with his AAU team, Phoenix Phamily, and his senior year at Sierra Canyon High School.
“Before I get to college, as a team goal I would like to win an open division state championship, and potentially a national championship, if they let us go. Individually, [I’d like to be] all-first team league again, and all-first team for my division and state.”
Seiko is the first member of the Aztecs 2017 class. After his commitment the Aztecs will have three scholarships left. Our Commitment Probability Index had Seiko at a 50% probability to commit to San Diego State.