Kapita emerges in Florida

Ted Kapita, a 6-foot-9, 225-pound big man out of Florida, is emerging as a high major recruit in the 2015 class.

Ted Kapita has been in the United States for nearly two years, but he has still managed to fly under the radar.

Kapita, a Congo native, is in the middle of his second year at Melbourne (Fla.) Florida Air Academy. He's a strong, powerfully built 6-foot-9, 225-pound big man with impressive athleticism and mobility.

Although Kapita is just a junior, his high school coach -- Aubin Goporo -- has lofty expectations.

"Ted is definitely a McDonald's All-American," Goporo told Scout.com emphatically.

According to Goporo, Kapita is averaging 18 points a game and recently scored 34 against Weston (Fla.) Sagemont. Goporo said rebounding is one of his Kapita's many strengths.

"The kid rebounds very, very well," Goporo said. "He runs the floor. His motor is unbelievable. He has post moves. The kid is an all around player."

"He's a really good athlete," he added. "He's really strong. We lift a lot. My kid is very strong."

Kapita did not play AAU ball last summer and Goporo says that won't change this year.

"My kids don't play AAU and sometimes that works against him," he explained. "Even this year he's not going to play AAU. He's going to take summer classes and just work out with me."

Kapita's college recruitment has been fairly quiet. At this point only Florida and South Florida have offered Kapita a scholarship.

"The two head coaches I hear from are Billy [Donovan] and South Florida," Goporo said.

To date, Donovan and Florida have done the most work with Kapita. They were the first to evaluate him and have had him on campus for unofficial visits multiple times.

"Florida knows my school well," Goporo said. "They were the first ones to see him. They fell in love with the kid."

"He's been to Florida so many times and they want me to bring him against Kentucky," he added.

Georgetown, Texas, Kansas and Michigan State have also inquired about Kapita.

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