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By LARRY VAUGHT
Las Vegas junior Stephen Zimmerman, one of the top three players in the 2015 recruiting class and a UK target, credits his family for helping him cope with the recruiting process.
“It’s a blessing to have them here to help me out and stuff and I am looking forward eventually to helping them any way I can,” Zimmerman said. “Every parent has standards for their kids. They get on me about little things because they just want me to be successful. They always want me to do my best. They are not super strict on academics, but they want me — and I have a younger brother and sister — to perform to my maximum ability. I can’t fault that.”
He also said living in Las Vegas does not provide the type of glamorous distractions for a rising basketball player that some might think.
“It’s not like I go to the (Las Vegas) strip and stuff like that. I don’t remember the last time I’ve been to the strip,” he said. “When you play basketball like I do, that’s it. I love five minutes from school. I go to school, practice, do homework. I get home at 7 or 8 at night. In the summer I am constantly traveling and playing basketball. So it’s not that hard to stay focused on basketball living in Las Vegas. It’s not like people might think.”