Plainfield's Gavin Bizeau committed to Duquesne University Saturday. Bizeau made the decision after a strong finish to his travel season.
Duquesne was the first school that Bizeau mentioned when Indiana Basketball Source asked about schools talking to him a lot recently. Unless a player is trying to remember schools in alphabetical order, the first school listed is the one that stands out the most at the time of the question. That turned out to be true as Bizeau committed to the Dukes a week later.
Bizeau visited the Duquesne campus in June. He also visited Ball State, Dayton and Pittsburgh in June. Many college coaches speculated that Bizeau would hold out for a high-major offer. He stated in Las Vegas that he would likely make a college decision before the high school season.
Duquesne is going to have plenty of talent on the roster by the time Bizeau arrives on the Pittsburgh campus. Mike Lewis II led the Dukes in scoring as a freshman last year. Frankie Hughes and Craig Randall II are transferring into the program from major conference teams.
The Plainfield native sees himself playing on the perimeter for Duquesne.
“I see myself being a versatile four (power forward) that can step out shoot it, handle it and take advantage of mismatches inside,” Gavin Bizeau said of his college role.
Right now, Bizeau is focused on adding muscle to his frame for the next level through work in the weight room and eating the right foods.
“Getting stronger, getting more physical that's the main thing I'm trying to work on,” said Bizeau.
Bizeau to Duquesne looks like a win for both sides. He gets to play at a high level in the A-10 while there is little downside to Bizeau for Duquesne. He always plays hard and doesn't complain to coaches or teammates.
There is plenty of potential to Bizeau's game. There are not many 6-9/6-10 players that shoot like Bizeau. He's a good overall athlete with light feet on the perimeter as well. As mentioned above, Bizeau needs to add strength but that will come. There is a good chance that Bizeau has his best production in college.