No Rush For Bojanovsky

Canarias Basketball Academy center Boris Bojanovsky isn't being mentioned by the recruiting gurus as a top talent in the 2012 class, but he already holds several scholarship offers and is a hot commodity.

Canarias Basketball Academy center Boris Bojanovsky isn't being mentioned by the recruiting gurus as a top talent in the 2012 class, but he already holds several scholarship offers and is a hot commodity.

Bojanovsky, a 7-foot-2 center, burst on the scene last summer when he played for his native country, the Slovak Republic, in the U18 European Championships.

In six games, Bojanovsky averaged 22 points, 13.3 rebounds, 4.2 blocks, and 1.7 steals while playing 33 minutes a game. His best performance came against Switzerland, when he totaled 34 points (15-of-22 FGs), 14 rebounds, and five blocked shots.

He finished the tournament No. 2 in scoring, No. 1 in field goals made, No. 3 in total rebounds, No. 1 in defensive rebounds, No. 1 in blocked shots, No. 1 in field goal percentage, and No. 1 in double-doubles.

"It wasn't my first time playing for my national team so I had some experience," said Bojanovsky. "I took advantage of it. I think we could have finished much better as a team, but it was still a good experience for me.

"It helped me because a few more schools started talking to me after that."

Several high-major programs headed over to Spain to watch Bojanovsky work out during the fall evaluation period, and he landed scholarship offers from programs such as NC State, Virginia Tech, Miami, and Florida State among others.

"I don't really have any kind of special relationship with the coaches right now," said Bojanovsky. "I'm just getting to know them."

NC State head coach Mark Gottfried and assistant Bobby Lutz evaluated Bojanovsky prior to offering a scholarship. The Wolfpack knew about him because he attends the same basketball academy in Spain, Canarias Basketball Academy, as Wolfpack freshman Thomas de Thaey.

"I'm friends with Thomas and still talk to him," Bojanovsky stated. "I check with him to see how he is doing there.

"NC State is a big school with nice history. I've seen where they are doing great in recruiting, so I think in the future they will have a good team."

Although Bojanovsky has been very productive at times on the floor, he knows that he has room for improvement. At Canarias he competes against top-notch competition on a daily basis, and he feels it is making him a better player.

"Our season is going well so far," he said. "We haven't had any major injuries and are doing quite good as a team.

"I need to gain some weight and work on my post moves... finish harder in the paint. My strengths, I can make plays from the low post. I'm a good passer too, and I think I have a solid mid-range shot."

Although Bojanovsky holds offers from top programs, he is in no rush to make a decision. He could sign during the spring signing period but he is still looking to become more familiar with the colleges recruiting him prior to making a decision.

"I still need to think which school will be the best for me to go to," he said. "I didn't really follow college basketball until the last few years, so I don't know a lot about them. Because of that, I don't really have a favorite school."


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