Las Vegas: Corey Kispert
One of the top shooters on the West Coast in 2017 is 6-foot-6, 205-pound Seattle King wing Corey Kispert. The rising junior has good size and length with a strong frame, a high basketball IQ, respectable handle for the position and a high level stroke. "I can shoot the ball from the inside, I like to shoot threes, I can attack the rim, I think I'm a pretty good passer and I like to play defense," Kispert said. “I’m working on getting to the basket with a quicker first step and also ball handling on the perimeter.” Washington, Washington State and Gonzaga have offered Kispert, who is also hearing from Virginia and Stanford. Kispert broke down what he likes about the three schools which have offered. Washington: “Obviously it’s close to home, I like their style of play, they seem to do things the right way and they care about you as a person as much as they care about you as a player. It’s a good family environment over there.” Gonzaga: “I like their style of play and it fits me very well. They do things right and care about the right things. They care about you in the classroom and want to see you succeed after basketball as much as they do on the court.” Washington State: “I like their style of play, how they run and gun and shoot a lot of threes; that fits me very well. They seem to take their basketball very seriously over there and get you better. I like the training aspect of it there.” Kispert has a pretty good idea of what he wants in a school. “Probably a place I can be comfortable with for four years,” he said. “It’s going to be a place I’m going to live as well as play basketball so I’m really looking forward to a place where I’ll fit in. I want to gel with the players, coaches, community and teachers.” Don’t look for a quick decision from the shooter. “I’ll probably make a decision at some point next year but I’m in definitely no rush at all,” he said.
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