Koch Adjusting Quickly To Life In SC

One of the state's most intriguing hoops prospects in a very long time, Sebastian Koch, is quickly making the transition from Germany to the United States. The 2009 Wren PG has a long list of college suitors and inside he talks about his adjustment to the States and his team's early outlook. Come inside and learn more about the fastest rising hoops prospect in the state.

Since arriving from Germany Wren PG Sebastian Koch has come with much fanfare. Koch a 2009 prospect has already had his share of success overseas as he's already played in the European version of the Jordan Classic All-Star game. In fact he was the youngest ever to suit it up in Michael Jordan's all-star game. Koch however is keeping things low key since his arrival here in the United States. He sat down with SCPrepNation.com recently for an exclusive update to talk about his transition to the U.S., thoughts on his team's outlook this season, and his recruitment.

"I really like it here but I have to get used to American basketball because the referees call stuff on me that I'm not used to." (Laughs) Koch and his Wren teammates participated in the Greenville County Jamboree at Southside High School and SCPrepNation.com was there to take in all of the action. Koch had this to say about his first taste of action. "The Jamboree was really fun and it was a good experience to play other players than just against my teammates in practice."

Koch had a superb performance in the half of action. He played efficiently and never forced anything during the game. He made 3 of the 4 shots he took (he was fouled on the miss and went to the free throw line). He also gave the crowd a small glimpse of some of his ballhandling skills and moves. The crowd went crazy as he broke down a defender with a headfake and crossover which sent the defender sprawling in the wrong direction.

The Hurricanes won handily and they have a strong squad as they appear ready to make a splash in AAAA play this year. Koch said, "I think we can go far this year."

The 6'6 point guard will play more of a point forward role for the Hurricanes it appears but Koch said he is fine with whatever his coach asks of him. "I can play both. It doesn't really matter because if a taller player is guarding me I'm probably running the point and try to take him from the top and if a smaller player is guarding me then I'm going down in the post on them."

The goal for Koch this season is simple. He just wants to help his Wren squad go as far as possible in the playoffs with hopes of ultimately ending the year with a state championship.

On the recruiting side of things there are still hundreds of schools sending him mail each week. A few schools appear to have made Koch a high priority by recruiting him harder than others early on in the process. "Clemson, Florida, and Virginia Tech have been contacting me the most these days. Right now I'm not really worrying about college. I'm focused on doing good in school and playing basketball with my team."

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Koch (#7) with his Jordan Classic teammates and basketball legend Michael Jordan

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