2016 4-Star Recruit Mario Kegler Visits MSU

Arlington Country Day School's Mario Kegler talks about his unofficial visit to Mississippi State.

  • Name: Mario Kegler
  • Classification: 2016
  • High School: Arlington Country Day (Jacksonville, FL)
  • AAU Team: MBA Hoops 17U
  • Position: Forward
  • HT-WT: 6-foot-8, 210
  • Scout Ranking: 4-Star, 41st rated player in his class
  • Colleges of Interest: Colleges throughout the nation

  • How was your visit to Mississippi State?
    "It was great. Practice was great. It was great talking to (Coach Ben Howland)."

    Was that the first time to actually visit and talk to Coach Howland in person?
    "Yes sir, that was the first time."

    What are your impressions of him now that you have gotten to meet him in person?
    "He seemed like a nice guy as a person. And after seeing him coach a little bit (in practice) he seemed like a very good coach. I think he will go in there and change Mississippi State around."

    When you talked to him what did he say are his hopes for you if you decide to sign with Mississippi State?
    "He let me know that when I come in there as a freshman I would be able to come in and put up big numbers. He would run a lot of stuff for me."

    If you were able to talk to the players what did they tell you about Coach Howland and his coaching?
    "I talked to them a little bit. They told me that they think the program will change a lot. They said they could already tell the difference."

    What are your thoughts about Mississippi State now that you have visited them and met Coach Howland?
    "I think they have a great coach."

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