Zeglinski Continues Penn Charter Pipeline

Sam Zeglinski, a Top 100 candidate from the Class of 2007, announced his collegiate destination on Sunday. Zeglinski's decision solidifies both a family tie to the ACC and a pipeline from one high school to a certain program.

Sam Zeglinski, a 5-foot-10 point guard out of Philadelphia (Pa.) Penn Charter, has ties to the ACC on multiple fronts. For starters, his father was an athlete at Wake Forest. Then, as a freshman, Zeglinski started alongside current Virginia Cavalier point guard Sean Singletary at Penn Charter.

Well, on Sunday, the 18-point a game scorer as a sophomore, opted to commit to the University of Virginia where he's one day reunite with Singletary. The commitment, a strong way for the Cavaliers to kick start their Class of 2007, took place during a weekend unofficial visit.

"I wasn't really expecting it to happen," Zeglinski said. "My parents and I talked about it when we got to the hotel and we figured we'd do it. It won't get any better than Virginia in the ACC and it's a great opportunity."

A heady point man with a slick handler and a keen eye for the nuances of the passing game, Zeglinski would have been heavily recruited as a high-major prospect had it not been for UVa pouncing on him early.

"It's a great coaching staff," Zeglinski said. "I feel like it's the best situation for me to go there. They're going to have great facilities and I feel like I connected with the coaching staff and I have a chance to play as a freshman."

Zeglinkski's family genes extend to a brother who is currently an excellent shooter at Penn Charter, to another brother who is on the Penn State football team. Sam Zeglinski is straight point guard, and a good.

"I think I can make the people around me better with my vision and my ball handling. I think I can shoot it too."

So does the Virginia coaching staff!

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