Austin Sparks commits to South Dakota

6-foot-8 power forward Austin Sparks (Highlands Ranch, Colo./Valor Christian) gave South Dakota a verbal commitment on Monday. The news was announced by his AAU team, The Colorado Chaos.

Sparks helped Valor Christian to a 23-3 record while averaging 16.7 points, 9.5 rebounds and 3.3 blocks. He is the first recruit from the class of 2013 for head coach Dave Boots and the Coyotes.