Back on the market, Kyle Molock has seen plenty of coaches filter in and out of Dublin Coffman High School during the current contact period. Hawk Hill Hardwood spoke with Dublin Coffman head coach Jamey Collins yesterday about his star point guard.
"Kyle is a better player now than he was prior to the injury," Collins said, referring to an ACL tear that Molock suffered in August of 2010. That ACL tear has been the subject of much discussion, but Collins insisted on Wednesday that Kyle is fully healed from the tear.
As a result of the injury, Kyle was unable to play during his junior year of high school, and his play this past summer was viewed by some as having fallen off. Now fully healthy, Collins says that Kyle's best days are ahead of him.
As a sophomore for Dublin Coffman, Kyle averaged 14 points a game. Despite his ability "to really score the ball, and be nearly impossible to stop going to the rim," Coach Collins insists that Kyle's true strengths are playing the point. In fact, Collins said that, at times, he has to get on Kyle "for being too unselfish." As a result, Collins sees Kyle as a lead guard in a college system.
When attacking the rim, "Kyle is unique in his ability to drive equally well both right and left." In addition, Collins noted that Kyle's jumper, which was once one of the shakier parts of his game, has now emerged as one of his strengths.
The 6'2 185-pound point guard has a vertical jump of just under 39 inches and has a wingspan of 6'5. That athleticism, combined with his length, gives him the physical tools to be a tremendous lock-down type of defender.
Earlier this week, Saint Joseph's head coach Phil Martelli paid Molock a visit in Ohio. According to Collins, Kyle currently holds an offer from the Hawks as well. The Hawks are not, however, new to his recruitment. Prior to his commitment to Purdue, Saint Joseph's was involved with him. Assistant coach Mark Bass played a big role in his recruitment then, and is a part of his recruitment again now.
In the near future, Kyle will repay the Saint Joseph's staff with a visit to Philadelphia. According to Collins, Kyle will be taking an official visit to Saint Joseph's next weekend, coinciding with the start of practice. There are also family connections, as Molock has relatives living in the Philadelphia area.
This will be his second official visit, with one to Wofford under his belt. Molock's visit to Wofford, according to Collins, "was a real good visit." Collins stressed that Wofford is a school that "stayed through everything," again referencing the ACL tear.
According to Collins, "Kyle could go high-major if that was the route that he wanted to take." As of now, however, most of the traffic coming through is from mid-major schools.
That has made an impression on the point guard. "He wants guys who want him," Collins stated. "He is looking for the best situation for him. It doesn't have to be the bright lights, although he could have them if he wanted them."
At the moment, Kyle Molock has no other visits planned. Does that mean that a decision could be coming from the athletic guard in the near future? That's yet to be determined. For now, Kyle is looking to prove his detractors wrong, find the right college fit, and rebound on the court this year at Dublin Coffman.
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