Wilkes showing elite potential
There is no doubting the upside of Indianapolis (Ind.) North Central product Kris Wilkes. The long and skilled wing continues to get more athletic and add more diversity to his game. With that scholarship offers continue to come in. At around 6-foot-7 and now bulking up some, Wilkes looks primed for a huge sophomore year. In fact his body is beginning to catch up to his skill level, and that is a scary thought given the promise he showed as a freshman. “Yeah I have weights now, so I have been focused on that and I think I am getting bigger,” said Wilkes. He continued, “I think I have improved my endurance and also I am quicker and more explosive than I was a year ago.” With his elite potential Wilkes has already pulled in offers from Purdue, Indiana, Xavier, Kansas, and others. Xavier was there on the first day of the open evaluation period to see Wilkes, and he says he has a good relationship with the coaches there. “We have a good relationship,” said Wilkes of Xavier. “I talk to the coaches every other week or so, and I really like them and they really like me.” The offer Kansas was a big one for Wilkes, and he was surprised it came so early. “It felt good to get an offer from Kansas,” noted Wilkes. “I didn’t even know they were recruiting me, so that was real good.” Another school that has been extremely active in recruiting Wilkes is Indiana, and soon Wilkes will be down there for a visit. “I keep in contact with them and I like everybody down there,” said Wilkes. “I know I will be going to Hoosier Hysteria soon, so I am looking forward to seeing what kind of team they have coming back this year.” Currently Wilkes is rated as the No. 4 small forward and the No. 15 prospect overall in the 2017 class.
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