Michigan Forward Eyes Sun Devils

Michael Przydzial, a standout player from West Bloomfield High School was thousands of miles away from home when he happened to play at a pick-up game with some ASU players. Consequently, the recruiting seeds have been planted and the Sun Devils are one of the schools pursuing the 2007 recruiting class prospect.

"I've always followed Arizona State since my mother's family lives in Scottsdale," said the 6-7 210 Michael Przydzial, "and we visit the area every year. Last year, I had the chance to play (pick-up) with some of the players. Coach Evans was nice enough to talk with me about his basketball program, and showed interest in me and my high school career."

Distance won't be a deterrent to the West Bloomfield standout, as he tends to look at the program itself, rather than it location. "While we don't get to see much PAC-10 basketball in Michigan because of the time difference, I have always had a desire to go out west to school and really like the overall philosophy of Coach Evans and his program," he commented. "It's not a big problem since I also have family in the Scottsdale and Phoenix areas, plus my parents and sister visit Arizona a lot, and my older brother goes to school in Anaheim."

Przydzial is considered one of the state's hottest prospects in the 2007 recruiting class. He's a versatile forward who's abilities to finish in the lane, compliment his solid perimeter game. The forward is a gritty player known for his rebounding and shot-blocking abilities. Footwork and ball-handling, as well as the need to demand the ball more are some of the areas that Przydzial is working on to improve.

The Arizona State prospect has started on West Bloomfield's varsity team since his freshman year, and has averaged 15 points, 14 rebounds, and 5 blocked shots in his prep career. Aside from the Sun Devils, Michigan, Michigan State, Illinois, Detroit, Toledo and San Diego State have all shown interest. Przydzial was a guest of Michigan - Penn State football game this last Saturday.

Przydzial plays on the OAA Select AAU team. He expects to make a decision in the spring of 2006, and sign in the early signing period of November of that year.

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