Less than a week after the news of his transfer broke, we now know where Stanton Kidd’s new basketball home will be. Coloradoan.com’s Matt Stephens reports that the former North Carolina Central star has committed to play at Colorado State. Kidd will play the 2014-2015 at CSU after sitting out the 2013-2014 season as a transfer.
Kidd has yet to visit the Fort Collins, CO-based school, but he says he plans to sign soon. Kidd told Stephens his desire to transfer was to land at a school where scouts would be more likely to recognize his skills.
“I wanted to get more exposure so I can have a better shot playing with top competition,” Kidd said. “It’s not that the MEAC isn’t good competition, but 15-9 in the MEAC is OK, but you won’t get recognized much by scouts. If you go 15-9 in the Mountain West, that’s a lot better. There are a lot of pro guys who have come from the Mountain West, plus the conference sends four or five teams to the NCAA tournament.”
Kidd played just one season at NCCU, but he made the most of it, finishing as the team’s leading rebounder and second leading scorer. The 6’7 forward helped NCCU to 22 wins and was named first team All-MEAC in 2013.