Five-star class of 2019 standout Balsa Koprivica was one of the most impressive prospects at The Workout held over the weekend. Koprivica has always impressed with his ability to play on the low block, and he continues to make improvements to his game.
“The summer went well,” said Koprivica. “We won at Peach Jam and played well as a team.”
In terms of him as an individual, Koprivica added, “I have been working a lot of my strength and agility so I can be as versatile as possible. Also I have been focused on my dribbling and shooting.”
When it comes to recruiting, Koprivica is set to take things slowly. He is just now adjusting to the whole process, but he has noticed several schools stopping in to check in on him this fall.
“Miami, UCF, Tennessee, Connecticut, Pittsburgh, Oklahoma, and a couple more have been by,” said Koprivica.
The school that Koprivica is most familiar with is Miami. The Hurricanes campus is only about an hour away from his home, and he has had the chance to check out the school on several occasions.
“They have a good tradition and me and Vernon (Carey) go there sometimes to visit,” said Koprivica of Miami. “Vernon’s dad went there and I know it is a good school, so it is good to have them recruiting me so hard.”
While he is familiar with Miami due to connections and proximity, Koprivica admits he is wide open in the process. A native of Serbia, Koprivica isn’t as familiar with college basketball as many of his classmates, and that means he has a different perspective coming into the process.
“I didn’t really follow college basketball until I came here,” said Koprivica. “Since I didn’t grow up watching it I could go anywhere. I don’t have any kind of preconceived thoughts going into the recruiting process.”