Van Scyoc Still High On Miami

Matt Van Scyoc (6'6"/202 lbs) of Green Lake High in Wisconsin is starting to wind down his recruiting and plans to make a decision in the coming months.

Matt Van Scyoc (6'6"/202 lbs) of Green Lake High in Wisconsin is starting to wind down his recruiting and plans to make a decision in the coming months.

"I don't know about (committing) yet," Van Scyoc said. "I'll make a spring decision though. Miami-OH is my leader right now. I'm still keeping it open, but spring I will make my move. I want one more visit to MU and North Dakota. Know for sure which one."

The small forward also said, "I'm hearing from some 'high' majors. But I want to get a good education and contribute early...and that's why I think MU is a clear favorite right now. Academics are very good, the coaches are great, and its downright a great school." Van Scyoc added he has developed a good relationship with the current Miami players as well from his three previous visits to Oxford.

When asked which high majors are contacting him, he said, "Northwestern and Stanford. That's about it. I receive mail from Marquette, but no real interest. But like I said I'm going to make an early decision, and MU has been there right from the beginning so that puts them much further ahead."

Besides Miami, Van Scyoc holds offers from North Dakota and Army. Others that have shown interest are N. Iowa, Drake, UW-Milwaukee, UWGB, and Idaho.

This season, he is averaging 23.2 points, 8.8 rebounds, and 3.1 assists after 12 games. He is shooting 60% overall, 40% from the arc, and 80% from the line. He leads the Trailways Conference North in scoring and rebounding. He is second in the league in assists and fifth in steals.

Van Scyoc compared himself to Dirk Nowitzki and Evan Turner. He said, "I am a good face up and back to the basket player. I used to play only in the post, but I am transitioning to a wing. I have a consistent shot and am athletic." He is working on becoming a better rebounder and ball handler.

Stay tuned to RedHawk Insider as we follow Matt Van Scyoc in the future.

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