Zastrow Checking His Options

There were a few Division I prospects on the Wisconsin All-Stars roster this season. Marquette-bound forward Steve Novak was the top-ranked prospect on the team, but combo guard Gordy Zastrow is receiving his share of attention.

Zastrow Starting To Hear From More Schools

Manitowoc (WI) Lincoln combo guard Gordy Zastrow, a member of the Wisconsin All-Stars, is beginning to hear from a number of schools. He has an official visit set up with Ball State for the weekend of Sept. 14. He's receiving interest from BSU, Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Maine, Lehigh and Samford. His in-home visit with UWM is set for September 12 and Maine will also come into his living room.

"[My recruitment is] going OK, it's been pretty busy since Kentucky and Orlando," Zastrow said. "A lot of new schools are coming."

Zastrow's made a name for himself primarily as a shooting guard. However, that's not how most college recruiters view him. "The are recruiting me as a point or a combo. A lot of schools said they want me to do both, but most are recruiting me as a point. It does surprise me because I had always played the two up until my high school season," Zastrow said.

Zastrow's development as a point guard was stunted last year when he played in just four high school games due to a broken foot. "It's harder being a point guard because as a two you are coming off screens and pulling up. As a point, you always have the ball and have to know where everything is. Playing the point has helped me become a better leader.

"I'm learning new things every time I go out and play, and its kind of fun."

Zastrow probably won't stray too far from home, but playing time will help dictate the choice. "Location is obviously always important. I want to go in and be able to have an impact. I want to compete for a starting job as a freshman. I don't want to just go sit somewhere, I want to play."


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