Wake Looks Strong With Zoubek

Wake Forest is after some of the top big men in the class of 2006 and 7-footer Brian Zoubek is one of them. Paul Zoubek, Brian's father spoke with Evan Daniels of DeaconSports.com to get an update on his recruitment.

It's not often that you find an athlete with grades as good as their basketball skills. But for Haddonfield Memorial HS product, Brian Zoubek, that is the case. The junior to be boasts a 4.0 GPA off the court and on the court he has earned a ranking of the 3rd best center in the country by Scout.com.

While New Jersey can't begin practicing until after Thanksgiving, Zoubek has been working out with one of the best seniors in the country in Connecticut commit Andrew Bynum.

"He is working out with a trainer that he's been with for a couple years," the elder Zoubek said. "He's been doing a couple of things with lifting, speed, and agility. Then he works out twice a week in an organized scrimmage with his trainer, which usually involves Brian and Andrew Bynum bumping heads against each other."

Zoubek is hearing from a number of big time programs and received visits from Wake Forest, Notre Dame, Duke, Stanford, Vanderbilt, Purdue and Indiana. Skip Prosser was in to visit Zoubek during the open period and according to Mr. Zoubek his family has a tremendous amount of respect for Wake Forest.

"Out of all our contacts associated with Wake Forest basketball, they have been a class program and a class atmosphere," Mr. Zoubek stated. "Wake should be very proud of its basketball program."

The 7-foot junior has already taken a visit to Wake Forest, and according to his dad he was impressed with more than just the basketball aspects of the school.

"We took an unofficial last year and were very impressed with the campus and the balance of academics and athletics, and Coach Prosser and staff," Mr. Zoubek said. "But we're trying to keep an open mind, and he'll be looking to narrow it down as the high school basketball season progresses."

"I think it's really the combination of the schools basketball program that utilizes big men, and can give a commitment to his ability on his academic side," said Mr. Zoubek when asked about the biggest factor in his recruitment.

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