Hilltoppers keeping tabs on Chris Vogt

Graves (Ky.) County center Chris Vogt has held a scholarship offer from WKU for awhile and the Hilltoppers continue to make the 2017 target a priority.

Graves (Ky.) County center Chris Vogt was among the multiple 2017 Western Kentucky recruiting targets participating in the AAU Super Showcase being held at the Kentucky State Fairgrounds in Louisville over the weekend.

The 6'10 big man, playing for the The Travelers has been impressive during the evaluation periods. On Saturday morning, he faced the task of going against 7'2 Brendan Newton.

"It's not often that I have to go against someone bigger than me, so I had to adjust my game a little," he said.

He displayed nice footwork in finding space against the bigger defender and was effective in altering his opponents opportunities on the offensive end.

Feedback from college coaches during the evaluation periods this summer has reflected those strengths.

"They've told me that they like my hands and how I finish around the basket," he told WKUInsider.com. "How I'm able to block shots, but there is always room to improve in areas of my game."

Vogt currently holds a trio of scholarship offers, including one from in-state WKU.

"I got that last year," he said. "They have some nice coaches there and I have a great relationship with them. It's close to home, so my parents would be able to go see games."

The Hilltoppers remain in frequent contact with Vogt. Assistant David Boyden has been out to watch a number of his games.

Vogt's additional offers are from Middle Tennessee State and Tulsa, while others such as Lipscomb and UAB are increasing their interest.


"It's been a great experience and I think I've had a successful evaluation period," he said. "I think it's been a blessing to get as many looks as I have so far. Hopefully I can just keep it going."

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