New Mexico's Alex Kirk Gets Minnesota Looks

Alex Kirk, a 6-foot-11 big man from Los Alamos (NM) High, is one of the West's top big man. Kirk plays for the Houston Hoops AAU program that will play in the Sabes Invitational this weekend at Bloomington Jefferson. Kirk is attracting interest from many of the top programs in the country, including Minnesota. GoldenSports.Net recently caught up with Kirk to learn the latest on his recruitment.

Alex Kirk had an outstanding junior season as he averaged 28.0 points, 14.6 rebounds and 6.7 blocked shots per game, leading the Class 4A in all three categories. He had 39 points and 14 rebounds in the quarterfinal loss to Arteisa in the state playoffs.

Kirk has become a must-have recruit for homestate New Mexico. Head coach Steve Alford, assistant Craig Neal and the school's president all recently attended one of Kirk's games.

Kirk has scholarship offers from New Mexico, Washington, USC, Texas Tech and recruiting interest from Oregon, Indiana, Kansas and Minnesota.

Kirk played last year for the Southwest Titans, which became the Danny Granger Hurrianes. He is playing for the Houston Hoops AAU program this fall. They have gotten off to a strong start this spring.

They defeated the Mac Irvin Fire,Wisconsin Playground and Howard Pulley Panthers in pool play, and lost in the quarter finals to Team Final at the Boo Williams Invitational.

The Houston Hoops won the Platinum division of the H-Town Classic and last week, they won their pool at the 2009 Next Level Baller tournament in Dallas by defeating the KC Players and the Kings, and continued with bracket wins against Spiece San Antonio, Houston Swoosh Select and Team STAT before losing to Spiece Mo-Kan in the Final Four.

Kirk plays for his father Alan, who is the Los Alamos head coach. He is also a standout baseball player. Kirk feels that he is a well-rounded players.

"I can shoot pretty good and I am a good shotblocker."

Kirk figures to get more recruiting attention this summer as a member of one of Nike's top AAU programs.

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