Gabriel Plans To Visit Deacs

Kings Mountain (N.C.) Hope Christian Academy has at least four division-1 prospects on their team and among the ones with the most potential is Ken Gabriel. The 6-7, 200-pound PF showed off his game on a big stage this past weekend.

The GlaxoSmithKline Holiday Invitational was full of young talent and Ken Gabriel was among the impressive bunch. The Hope Christian standout displayed an ability to bang and be active in the paint as well as step out and knock down jumpers to the three point line.

"I know my role on my team and whatever they need I get it done," Gabriel said. "I get rebounds and finish the things that needed to be finished. I've been working on [shooting]. I stay after practice and shoot threes."

Gabriel has already become a priority recruit for a number of programs in the region as he has offers and has taken visits to High Point and East Carolina.

"I went to East Carolina and High Point. I didn't get a chance to stay for the game at High Point. I like East Carolina."

Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, Clemson, Western Carolina and UNC Asheville are also showing significant interest in the athletic forward. His next visit will come soon as he hopes to trip to Wake Forest this month.

"I will probably go [to Wake Forest] on January 24th to see them play North Carolina. I'm not sure yet, it just depends if we have practice."

According to Gabriel the Demon Deacons haven't fully committed to him, but he likes them enough to put them in his top four.

"They have been off and on. They'll call and see how I'm doing every few weeks. So it's been off and on like that. I got some interest in them. My top three or four are Wake Forest, Clemson, East Carolina and High Point."

Proximity is often times a key in recruiting and it's no different with Gabriel as he doesn't want to venture too far when he heads off to college.

"I'm looking to stay close to home because I get home sick pretty easy so I'd like to stay close to home if I could."

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