The College of Southern Idaho, a junior college powerhouse, has been in the news lately after four of their players signed with Division I teams.
Carrick Felix, a 6-foot-6 wing, drew national attention when Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski signed him. He then made news again when he reopened his recruitment and took his talents to Arizona State.
Aziz N'Diaye, a 7-foot-1 center, is expected to add an inside force to a Washington team that to the Sweet 16 the previous season. Josten Thomas signed with new Hawaii coach Gib Arnold, and Charles Odum is going to Portland State.
A winning program and all this success has other recruits clamoring to attend Southern Idaho and play for coach Steve Gosar, a former assistant coach at Portland State. To the point where at least one recruit -- Kevin Attila from Oregon -- apparently called the juco his dream school, according to The Times-News.
Gosar said he asks each recruit what their dream school is. He’s heard plenty of answers about UCLA, North Carolina and the like, but Attila is the first in Gosar’s time in Twin Falls to say CSI.
"He's the only guys that answered that correctly in six years," Gosar joked.
Attila's quotes from an earlier article in the Oregonian indicate that he is a realist as well, understanding how his dream juco can help him realize his other dreams.
"That JC route could be a very good route for me," he said. "My dream has always been to play at the Division I level."