Still Early For Tarczewski

Among the nation's class of 2012, 7-footer Kaleb Tarczewski has rapidly emerged as one of the best big men in the class. Currently coming in as Scout's 16th best player in the class, Tarczewski recently spoke with The Devil's Den during the loaded Adidas Invitational in Indianapolis.

After a breakout performance at the NBPA Top 100 Camp, Tarczewski is emerging on the radar of numerous high-major coaches, including Duke.

Kaleb claims offers from Georgetown, West Virginia, Boston College, Virginia, Indiana, Arizona, Kansas, Wake Forest while Duke and others will take July to see Kaleb and evaluate him.

Tarczewski received a call from Duke on June 15th and Coach K was spotted watching the New England Playaz at the Adidas Invitational.

"I talked to Mike Krzyzewski," Kaleb said. "I talked to him the first day I could. He said they were interested in me and they were going to watch me (in July)."

Coaches should be impressed with what they have seen. Tarczewski is playing with confidence as he heads into the July live period

"It's been great, I played really well my first game," Tarczewski said. "I've been trying to impress everyone. To see all the coaches here is pretty impressive. I try not to look at them and focus on playing."

It helps that Kaleb plays on the loaded New England Playaz team that includes Naadir Tharpe and another highly touted 2012 player in Alex Murphy.

"It makes everything a lot easier," Kaleb said of playing with the team. "We have Alex on the wing, we have great point guards. When you play as a team it's easier to win."

As a player, Kaleb understands the work it's going to take in order to improve and become an elite-level player

"I run the floor really well. I block quite a few shots or change shots if I'm not blocking them. So I think my presence in the post is probably good," Kaleb said. "I need to work on everything. My mental toughness is the most important thing."

The recruiting process is still early for Kaleb however as he has no early leaders and is still gaining information on the schools that have offered.

"There's not really any favorites but everyone's kind of on my list right now," Tarczewski said. "I don't really think there's a time frame. It's whenever I'm comfortable with a program. When it happens it happens."


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