NE C Kyle Schlake Gets Recruiting Interest

Kyle Schlake, a 6-foot-9 big man from Adams (NE) Freeman, is one of the top big men in the Midwest. He is playing for the Team Nebraska AAU program that played in the Sabes Invitational last weekend. GoldenSports.Net caught up with Schlake to learn the latest on his recruitment.

Kyle Schlake led Freeman to runner-up spot in Nebraska C-2 championship game, losing to Ravenna 57-51 as the Falcons finished 25-2 as he scored twelve points in title game. He was named honorable mention Lincoln Journal Star and AP All-State as he averaged 11.9 points, 7.1 rebounds and 3.3 blocked shots per game. Schlake was named Nebraska School Activities Association Academic All-State.

What college are you starting to hear from now?

"I've talked to Nebraska, Wichita State, Drake, Missouri State and Southern Illinois."

I know that Minnesota has started to show some interest in you.

"I might try to make an unofficial visit.Try and work something out."

You had a great year, finishing second in the state. You lost two seniors who were first team All-State in Ryan Busboom and Elliott Mencl. What are hte expectations for you guys next year?

"Next year, I think that I might step up and carry my team back to the state championship and hopefully, we'll bring home the gold this time. We've got some younger freshman that can really step up, I think. They are 6-5, 6-4. We'll definitely expect to be back."

Are you going to any individual or team camps this summer?

"We are going to three team camps with our high school and I plan on going to a couple of Elite camps. Nebraska, right now. Maybe Northern Iowa or South Dakota State right now."

What other events are you playing in with Team Nebraska?

"We are going to Wisconsin, Chicago and Kansas City. I am going to play with another team in Kansas City and I might play with the Kansas City Keys in Indianapolis."

What types of things are you working on to improve your game?

" I want to work on off the block. Maybe step out on the wing and try to take it to the hole more from the wing. Also, guarding the ball off the paint on the other side."

What do you think your strengths are as a player?

"I think my strengths are definitely in post defense and post offense."

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