Kirk Hits The Hardwood

Donnavan Kirk was forced to the bench after a transfer during the off season. This past weekend he played his first game and he made an immediate impact to his high school team.

Donnavan Kirk is finally back on the court after sitting out half of Beverly Hills (Mich.) Detroit Country Day's season due to a transfer.

The 6-foot-8, 205-pound PF cited "administration reasons" for leaving Pontiac (Mich.) Notre Dame Prep and he hit the court for the first time this past weekend. In his first game back he managed 13 points and 10 boards.

"Our team did well," the junior standout said about his game against Lake Orion. "I did well. I had a double-double. DaShonte [Riley] did well and Jordan [Dumars] hit nine threes that game actually."

The 2009 class has a number of quality power forwards and Kirk is included in the bunch. He's a long, athletic post prospect that's loaded with potential.

"I'm definitely going to end up being a three/four," Kirk said. "I can rebound, block shots and I have a long arms and I'm 6-8. I can handle the ball and I have good post moves. I'm more of an inside player."

With Kirk back on the court, expect college coaches to file in and out of D.C.D. to keep tabs on the big man. He already holds offers from Iowa, USC, Michigan State and Miami. Florida, Memphis and Tennessee have shown interest as well.

"It's definitely still early in the process," Kirk said. "I've picked up some more offers, but I'm definitely not close to making a decision. My plan was to make a decision before going into my senior basketball season, but I'm not sure right now."

Kirk has also taken a handful of unofficial visits. He's been to Michigan State, Michigan and most recently Miami. According to Kirk, he's heard from the Hurricanes the most and he enjoyed his visit to the ACC school.

"I went to Miami right before the basketball season started up in November," Kirk said. "It was a very good visit, but most of them are."

Kirk likely won't take anymore visits until after his high school season. D.C.D. will be back in action on Thursday at Southfield Lathrup. They are currently 9-2 on the season.

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