Four most involved with Top 80 Seattle SF Corey Kispert

Corey Kispert's high skill level and feel has led to an increased recruitment for the 2017 small forward. Which schools are most involved with Scout's 77th ranked 2017 prospect?

One of the west's top shooters in 2017 comes from Seattle King in Corey Kispert.

Scout's 77th ranked prospect in the class, the 6-foot-6, 210-pound small forward is not only a very good shooter but also a versatile scorer with a high feel who has a nice handle for his size and strength.

Kispert is pleased with how his game is coming along.

"I've made my game more well-rounded; I'm able to do more things on the court and it's shown this season," Kispert said.

"I'm aggressively attacking the hoop more often and I feel like I'm getting by people a lot easier than I was in summer. I also found myself going left a lot over the summer so I've used both hands more often and I'm harder to guard now."

While schools such as Washington, USC and Stanford are involved in Kispert's recruitment, the four-star prospect listed four programs he's being most seriously pursued by.

"Gonzaga is really high on me and they think I'm a great fit for them," Kispert said. "I think I'd fit in really well at Notre Dame and Virginia as well; both of the programs are similar to how we play at King so it would be an easy transition to college. I would say those are the three at the top and Utah follows close behind."

Kispert broke down what he likes the most about all four of the schools which are most involved at this point.

Gonzaga: "Gonzaga is really good at player development. If you look at Kyle Wiltjer and Przemek Karnowski, those guys transformed into athletes that they weren't before. Gonzaga has one of the best fan bases and student sections around. They really emphasize a strong family aspect; the players really support each other."

Notre Dame: "Notre Dame plays in the ACC and they're really good. They're really stingy and hard to beat at home; I think they've only lost one game at home this season. Coach (Mike) Brey really knows what he's doing and it seems like he's a great schemer."

Virginia: "Tony Bennett used to coach at Washington State and he's a great teacher of the game. He knows his stuff and teaches you how to play at the highest level. His defense is incredible. Some people call it boring but I think it's awesome how he holds team to under 50 points at the college level."

Utah: "I like coach (Larry) Krystkowiak and they're playing well; I like the way they play. They have really great support and a great fan base, it's one of the hardest places to play in the country. I like how hard they play and that they go 100% every possession."

Washington was an early favorite for Kispert and is still pursuing the junior.

"I just have to decide whether their style of play fits me," Kispert said. "I love their coaches; they're all great guys who have taught me a lot.

"At this point I'm trying to figure if playing up-tempo fits my game. I need to decide if playing in a system like that will help well-round my game or will I not be able to thrive? That's where I'm at with Washington."

Finding the right style of play is one of several attributes that will be important for Kispert.

"I want to choose a place where I can go and make an impact right away and a style of play that fits me," he said. "Location isn't that big of a deal for me right now. A big thing is support; I want a big student section. Also a team that treats each other like family."

More likely than not, there are still several months to go before Kispert starts approaching a decision.

"I hope to decide late in the summer but that's not for sure, it could depend on visits," Kispert said. "But hopefully late in the summer or maybe into the fall."


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