Minnesota F Kevin Noreen Attracts ACC Offer

Kevin Noreen, a 6-foot-9 forward from Minnesota Transitions Charter, is one of the top players in the state in the Class of 2010. Noreen has helped lead the Minnesota Pump N Run AAU team to a 25-0 mark this spring after winning their Spring Showcase this past weekend. GoldenSports.Net caught up with Noreen to learn the latest on his recruitment, including a visit and offer from an ACC school.

Kevin Noreen averaged 32.8 points, 14.3 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 4.3 steals and 1.6 blocked shots per game this season as he led the Wolves to a 28-3 mark, losing in the first round of the Class A state tournament. He shot 65.7% from the field, 45.2% from three-point range and 78.8% from the free throw line. Noreen will likely end his career as Minnesota's all-time leading scorer.

Noreen averaged 28.2 points and 13.6 rebounds per game as a sophomore as he led the Wolves to a 28-5 mark and a runner-up spot in the Class A state tournament. He shot 58% from the field, 49% from three-point range and 83% from the free throw line.

Noreen got a recent visit from Boston College head coach Al Skinner who came to the Twin Cities during Easter weekend.

"They came up a couple of weeks ago and I am going to visit there, Noreen said Friday during the Spring Showcase." "They will hopefully offer when I go up there."

That offer came this week, according to his AAU coach Jerry Robertson.

"They offered, Robertson said." "They see him as a player who could be a go-to guy down the road."

Noreen has continued to attract recruiting interest and the ACC offer increases his total number of total offers.

"That would be number eight, Noreen said." "It's mostly mid majors. Northern Illinois, Oral Roberts, Wisconsin Green Bay, Gonzaga, Liberty and William & Mary."

Noreen plans to make several individual camps this summer.

"I'll be going to a few college camps, probably the Wisconsin camp, Noreen said." "That's always a good one. Probably go out to the West Coast for a few. The adidas Big Man Camp. Whatever colleges are looking at me, I might go for some visits and play with their guys."

Noreen said that he doesn't have a current favorite school.

"It's a little bit early, Noreen said." "I have to make my visits first before I would make a top five."

Noreen is planning on trying to make his college choice, so he can sign in the early signing period.

"That would probably be something that I would do, Noreen said." "Like I said, when I make those official visits, that will make my decision."

Noreen's younger brother, Kyle, averaged 14.0 points per game as a 6-foot-5 Sophomore. Kyle averaged 13.5 points as a freshman.

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