Cekovsky has Louisville offer, other interest

Michal Cekovsky, a 7-footer out of Slovokia, emerged at the National Prep Showcase as a high major prospect.

With only four available top 100 prospects, college coaches are exhausting all of their options searching for new targets in the 2014 class.

This past weekend at the National Prep Showcase a new post prospect emerged. Michal Cekovsky, a near 7-footer for the Canarias Basketball Academy, had the look of a high major player.

Although a native of Slovokia, the word is he plans to head to the United States to play college basketball. After Myles Turner and Jonah Bolden, Cekovsky would likely be the next best available post player.

Cekovsky currently has a scholarship offer from Louisville. The Cardinals watched him twice at the Prep Showcase. Wake Forest saw him on Friday and began showing interest. Arizona has also put in an initial call.

"He's open," CBA coach Rob Orellana told Scout.com. "He just came out. He's been with us for a month and a half or two months. He's tremendously talented."

On the court, Cekovsky showed very good hands and touch around the basket. Cekovsky is also a good shooter from mid-range, has a hook shot on the block and is a good passer from the high post.

"He's 7-foot, 220-pounds and he can put it on the floor,' Orellana said. "It doesn't take a rocket science to see he can put it on the floor, he can shoot it or he can post you up. He's 30 pounds away from being a hell of player and playing [against this competition] every day."

"He's long," he added. "He's bouncy. He can put it on the floor and he can shoot it. He's a good player."

Cekovsky played for Slovokia's National team in the U20 European Championships. In seven games, Cekovsky averaged 13.1 points and 9.6 rebounds.


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