Kyle Bauman Gets Minnesota Interest

Kyle Bauman, a 6-foot-8 sophomore from Wells (MN) United South Central, is one of the state's top big men from the Class of 2012. Bauman has shined this spring as a member of the Wear Out The Net Gold AAU program. He was recently invited to take an unofficial visit at Minnesota. GoldenSports.Net recently caught up with Bauman to learn the latest on his recruitment.

Kyle Bauman led the Rebels to a 16-11 mark, finishing 10-4 in the Gopher Conference. They lost in the second round of the Class AA, Section 2 playoffs to Blue Earth. Bauman was named to the Albert Lea Tribune All-Area first team as he led the Rebels with 16.6 points per game and 10.4 rebounds per game. He will be asked to carry more of the scoring load next season with the loss of Riley Swearingen, who was also named to the Albert Lea Tribune All-Area first team after he averaged 16.4 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game. Bauman is one of two starters returning next season.

Bauman told GoldenSports.Net that he is hearing from North Dakota State, Northern Iowa, Mankato State and Minnesota. He attended game at Mankato and Minnesota and is expected to attend the Wisconsin camp.

You've played well this spring. Do you think that has helped your confidence playing against bigger and older kids?

"Definitely. It has really helped me out. I just want to keep working on my game.

Have you seen some improvement even in the last three or four weeks?

"Yes. I can play more physical and try to bang around."

Is that a good thing, because I assume there is not a lot of big man that you are normally playing against?

"There is not much size where I play, so it is kind of nice to go against better competition."

What things are you working on to continue to improve yourself?

"My jump shot and post moves.

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