Kirk Gets Coast-to-Coast Interest

Alex Kirk is a hot name on the west coast, and according to the big man out of New Mexico interest in him is moving east.

The spring has been good for Alex Kirk.

On the national scene not many people were all that familiar with Kirk. But then the Los Alamos (N.M.) High standout showed up at Boo Williams playing with the Houston Hoops and things began to change.

"I've gotten exposure with a really good team," Kirk said. "Coach Lowe and the Hoops have really helped me get my confidence. I think that was key getting my confidence in big games."

This past weekend at the Pangos All-American Camp, Kirk made the Top 25 all-star game and showed of an all around improved game. Kirk, a 6-foot-11, 220-pound big man, blocked shots and shot the ball from mid to long range well.

"I think I did pretty good," he told "It wasn't my best effort, but I think I got continually better throughout the camp and I thought I did pretty good in the all-star game."

"I'm 6-11 and I can shoot pretty well for a big man I think," Kirk said. "I need to work on my post up moves. I block quite a few shots and I'm a pretty good rebounder too."

College coaches began inquiring in the spring. Schools on the west coast were the first to call, now the schools from the east coast are beginning to get in the mix.

"I'm just listening right now," Kirk said. "Maybe I'll start going through the cut down process soon, but I really don't know yet."

"Pretty much the whole PAC-10 except Washington, Washington State and Oregon [are recruiting me]," Kirk said. "Then a lot of the Big 12 and it's starting to move East too. Vanderbilt has offered and Indiana has offered."

Kirk, who is a four-star prospect and ranked No. 10 at the center spot, doesn't have any visits planned for the near future.

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