When it comes to big men in the Chicagoland area, the discussion start and ends with Nyal "Mac" Koshwal. The 6-9 240 lb center is making his mark in recruiting circles entering his senior year that has a lot of college coaches on his trail. He already has an NBA ready body and his skills are developing to match his awesome physique.
The Boys to Men Math and English Academy prospect is taking his time in his recruitment though showing no signs of rushing into any decision. "Right now, it's too early to make my decision, I still got a long way to go," Koshwal said. Mac Koshwal wouldn't even mention any favorites or comprise a list of suitors, but his head coach Loren Jackson believes DePaul is right in there. "It's one of the choices (he's considering)," Jackson confirmed. DePaul is in there along with Marquette and Miami (the other two schools that have offered scholarships). Indiana, Georgetown, California, and Seton Hall also are showing strong interest.
What has caught the eye of college coaches is Koshwal's ability to dominate inside. It's where Koshwal feels most comfortable. "I'm an inside player, I try to bring a little bit (of everything)," Koshwal expressed.
Koshwal is indeed a beast down low and when I saw him at the Five-Star Basketball Classic in New York he also showed a nice touch from ten feet out. He also was unselfish in passing to the open man as well as showing a decent handle on the ball.
Koshwal wants to get better and will not rest on his laurels. "I need to work on my shooting and my left hand and I'll be alright," Koshwal remarked. Jackson agreed that Koshwal can improve. "He's getting better," Jackson affirmed. "He's got a lot of things still to work on."
Koshwal may be open, but he knows what he wants in a school. "First of all, it's got to be somewhere where I feel comfortable," Mac explained. "It has to fit my style where I fit in."
In the meantime Koshwal is enjoying playing in AAU events with the Chicago Jaguars and has his plans set for the summer. "I'm trying to go to ABCD (camp) and we got to go to (AAU) Nationals in Florida and the Big time (in Las Vegas)," Koshwal said, outlining his schedule. Look for Koshwal this weekend in North Carolina in the Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions.
Koshwal, like his fellow Boys To Men and Jaguars teammate Thijin Moses (who has committed to DePaul), is from the Sudan by way of Canada. Perhaps that will help Jerry Wainwright and DePaul lure Koshwal to DePaul, or perhaps not. It is still early, but DePaul is in the mix.
Keep it here at WeAreDepaul.com for all of the latest news as it pertains to Mac Koshwal and his recruitment.
Mac Koshwal Taking His Time
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