2017 3-star big man talks SMU interest, recruiting

2017 Bradenton (Fla.) Victory Rock power forward Mayan Kiir talked with Billy about his SMU interest and recruitment.

2017 Bradenton (Fla.) Victory Rock power forward Mayan Kiir has some solid programs getting into the mix for his services and after the summer he had on a Florida Sons team that struggled, he's earned the attention.

"For me, the summer went really good. Might have had two or three bad games, but I had a really good AAU season. Team wise, we didn't win many games, but other than that, we did pretty good."


As far as his development, being able to score has helped his game big-time this summer.

"Scoring like face up and back to the basket is a lot better. Pushing the ball up the court and my jumpshot really improved. I was making a lot more shots and that helps my game and makes everything around me better because I can score."

Louisville was a school that got involved early on, but has since backed off a little bit. Illinois, UNLV, VCU, NC State and SMU are all hot on the trail for Kiir. 

Jay Duncan has been the one that has been in contact for SMU every now and again and while Kiir is a big fish, there's still time to make a push especially with the Australian pipeline SMU is building.

"I don't know much about SMU. Just been telling me that they like my game and that I should keep doing good. Just little things," Kiir said. "It helps because these guys are all talented. I've seen some of them and I would know them a little bit so when I get there, they could help me too."

UNLV, VCU and NC State are standing out to Kiir due to his ability to to get on the court quickly.

"They all have a really good playing system that fits me and fits my game. These are the schools I believe I would get a lot more court time with and getting the opportunity to play right away. Just being able to make an impact right away. They also have really good conferences."

Kiir doesn't have his official visits set yet, but plans a decision for the early signing period.

"I don't want to be behind in my position and people taking my spot. I'd like to commit early, but I'm not sure yet."

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