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Posted On: 08/31/18 3:40 PM
The next few months may indeed decide the college future of Clayton Whitman. The athletic 6-foot-4, 190-pound wing from Lynden High School has a college recruitment to sort through and some campus visits will take place in the near future. It’s all come about from a solid summer from Whitman, one in which he and his Seattle Select High Academic teammates rounded out in fine fashion.
“In July, we finished AAU season really strong,” Whitman said. “We played four games at the West Coast Elite camp as a team and we won all of them and beat some really good teams. After that we went to the Vegas Bigfoot and made the top platinum division. I thought I did a good job in California as I played in the Elite 100 and I got selected for the All-Star game and I got to play with Nico Mannion and some other 5-star players. It was really cool.”
Now that summer ball has wound down, Whitman has gone back to working out on his own and getting to work on his college recruitment. He currently stands at two scholarship offers from Seattle Pacific and Point Loma Nazarene, and continues to talk with Western Washington, Central Washington, and Chaminade. He’s set up an official visit to Point Loma Nazarene on the weekend of September 8 and is looking forward to the trip.
“I’m going to try and get a feel for them as it’s California and I need to see how I feel being far away from home,” Whitman said. “Also I’m going ot be talking to the people in the computer science department as that’s what I want to major in.”
Whitman noted that while he’s been on campus before, he’s looking at taking an official visit to Seattle Pacific later in the month. From there, he stated that he’s 90 percent sure he will have the information he needs to make a decision in order to sign in the early signing period. At that point he can focus on his senior year.
“I just super excited as we are all going to be seniors and we have a really good chance at running the table again,” Whitman said. “And I’m just excited that I’ll be able to play injury-free.”