Vogrich Visits Miami, Considers Options

Matt Vogrich is considered by some to be the best pure shooter in the state of Illinois. Vogrich agrees with that assessment, saying, "Well, I think I am." The 2009 shooting guard has the numbers to back it up. As a junior this past season for Lake Forest High School, the 6-4, 175 pound Vogrich shot 53% from the field and 41% from behind the arc

Matt Vogrich is considered by some to be the best pure shooter in the state of Illinois. Vogrich agrees with that assessment, saying, "Well, I think I am."

The 2009 shooting guard has the numbers to back it up. As a junior this past season for Lake Forest High School, the 6-4, 175 pound Vogrich shot 53% from the field and 41% from behind the arc.

Vogrich averaged 18 points and 8 rebounds per game leading his school to a 16-12 record and a third place finish in the conference. Vogrich expects bigger things this year as his team returns 3 starters.

He has also seen success this spring and summer with his AAU team Full Package. Full Package took 4th place in a tournament in Milwaukee and has won the pool group in every tournament they've played so far. Full Package will travel to Las Vegas for one of the big tournaments in July.

As for the strengths of his game, Vogrich told RedHawk Insider, "shooting and passing." As for his weaknesses, he said, "ball handling and strength." RedHawk Insider can verify that he is working on improving these areas. The first time R.I. spoke with Vogrich he was on his way to the weight room.

Vogrich likens his style of play to Kyle Korver of the Utah Jazz. Although Vogrich concedes that the 6-8 Korver is much taller, he says both are alike in the accuracy in which they both shoot the long range jump shot.

In deciding on a college, academics will be the most important factor. He currently has a 4.8 grade point average on a 5 point scale and earned a 30 on his ACT.

His primary interest in academics is evident in the schools he is interested in at this point. Vogrich listed a who's who of academic institutions, "Miami of Ohio, St. Louis, William and Mary, Virginia, Princeton, Harvard, Penn, and Northwestern." Of those schools, he currently holds offers from St. Louis, William and Mary, and Miami.

The second most important criteria will be playing time. "I want to play earlier," Vogrich said. "I do not want to wait until I am a senior."

The third criteria will be "how the team is." Vogrich wants to play for a winner.

On June 22nd and 23rd, Vogrich made an unofficial visit to Miami. The visit went really well. Vogrich was particularly impressed with the plans for the new Richard T. Farmer School of Business being constructed on campus. In college, Vogrich wants to major in business and be a salesman after his playing days are over.

Vogrich also said he like the beauty of Miami's campus, the current players on the team, and the coaching staff. Although he did not get a chance to meet head coach Charlie Coles, he did single out Miami interim head coach Jermaine Henderson as someone who made a positive impression on him.

Other than Miami, Vogrich had one other visit that stood out. He attended the Virginia Cavaliers Elite Camp. When asked what he liked about Virginia, Vogrich replied, "Their stadium and coach (Dave) Leitao."

Vogrich has also taken unofficial visits to St. Louis, William and Mary, Northwestern, Wisconsin, and Dayton.

The two leaders at this point are Miami and Northwestern. However, he will not be making a decision until September. In the meantime, he plans on seeing what interest is generated by his AAU play in July. He also plans on taking more visits in the future, although none are currently scheduled.


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