2014 Intro: Kevin Zabo

HAMPTON, Va. --- For now, Kevin Zabo is just one of the guys on CIA Bounce, but don't expect that to last long.

Playing two years up with the 17U team on the EYBL circuit, Zabo, a 6-foot-2 point guard from Ottawa, Canada is quickly making a name for himself in the Class of 2014.

Zabo showcased a solid frame and exceptional athleticism over the weekend, distinguishing himself in a supporting role.

"It's a great tournament. I love my team," Zabo said. "It's my first time playing with them so I'm not really used to it yet but I love it."

After averaging 12 points per game as a starter for Southborough (Mass.) St. Mark's School, Zabo will be mostly a set-up man for CIA Bounce but said he's OK with the adjusted role.

"I don't mind," Zabo said. "I'm just happy to be on this team and do what I've got to do to get our Ws."

Zabo said he excels as a penetrator and distributor and can score when needed. But, he added, he is working on solidifying his pull-up and perimeter shooting this summer.

As for college, Zabo said he'd like to play for a team that pushes the ball offensively.

"I like to play fast tempo," Zabo said. "I like fastbreak, alley-oops and all that exciting stuff. It brings momentum also."

As only a rising sophomore, Zabo hasn't spoken to any coaches but has received letters from the likes of North Carolina, UConn and others.

The Tar Heel coaching staff is already well aware of Zabo, having watched him during evaluation trips to see his high school teammates Alex Murphy and Kaleb Tarczewski. The St. Mark's coach said UNC has made their early interest quite apparent.

Zabo said he's still a while from compiling a list but is looking for a school where he can build a solid relationship with the staff.

"I'm just looking for a good coach. I haven't talked to any coach yet but when I start visiting and stuff, I'll talk to coaches and then I'll start making my decisions," Zabo said. "I'm still young so I still have time. We'll see what happens."

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