With the quiet period ending this past Sunday, the Aztecs coaching staff was able to sneak in a visitor before the window closed as they hosted 2020 combo guard Keith Dinwiddie. This paid off as he announced yesterday that the he would join Lamont Butler as part of the Aztec recruiting class for 2020. Dinwiddie’s recruitment, from a San Diego State perspective, had been pretty quiet. There was no announcement from him in regards to an offer, he never announced a top eight, Dinos Trigonis did, and he never posted about his trip (we heard from a source that he had arrived and later was confirmed by The Show). The connection between Dinwiddie and the Aztecs has been pretty quiet, but that goes for much of his recruitment.
Dinwiddie is a bucket-getter, a scorer who is lethal in a variety of ways. From the film we saw he showed the ability to get to the basket and score through contact. He flashed some good body control around the basket, making difficult layups look routine. His shooting form is good and he uses his jumper to score off the dribble as well as off the pass.
As we previously mentioned Dinwiddie’s recruitment has been pretty quiet. Since June we had been hearing that the Aztecs were interested in the 6-2 guard as he drew a lot of attention playing for Belmont Shore and in the showcase games that he attended. Then last month Trigonis announced that Dinwiddie’s current top eight included Fresno State, Marquette, San Diego State, San Jose State, TCU, UC Santa Barbara, Wake Forest, and Washington State. All of this culminated with a visit to the Mesa this past weekend, which was enough to seal the deal.
From list of eight schools Dinwiddie has a wide array of schools recruiting him, from those in the Big West to the Big 12. He had previously visited TCU before making his way to the Mesa. Of all his choices; however, San Diego State offered something that the other schools could not and that was a big draw to Dinwiddie.
Dinwiddie is a perfect compliment to Butler as he can be the scoring threat in a dynamic backcourt duo. The Aztecs are going to need a scorer to replace Malachi Flynn he leaves and he is the ideal person to pick up the scoring that we are likely to lose. His ability to do a little bit of everything will be fit right in to the Aztecs’ game plan.
Dinwiddie becomes the second player to be part of the 2020 Aztec recruiting class. His commitment was somewhat of a surprise as our Commitment Probability Index had him at 35% due to the lack of information. This leaves the Aztecs with two scholarships left. The Aztecs will find out Thursday if they add to their class, as 2020 target Che Evans will be announcing his decision. Either way the Aztecs are off to an amazing spot.