Cameron Krystkowiak is a talented 2019 power forward who plays for Northfield Mount Hermon high school in Salt Lake City, Utah. He is 6-10 190 with great basketball instincts and great shot from long range. He plays for Exum Elite in the AAU circuit and has averaged 7.2 points and 3 rebounds while shooting 61 percent from the field and 37 percent from the field in 4 games. His dad former, a 6’10 220 power forward, played 9 productive seasons in the NBA. I talked with him about his recruitment and what it was like to be raised by an NBA dad.
LJ: What teams are recruiting you the hardest?
Cam: Right now it’s Dartmouth, Columbia, Brown, Cornell, Holy Cross, and Utah that are recruiting me the hardest.
LJ: What has your father taught you about the game of basketball that has helped you evolve to the player you are now?
Cam: I think a big thing he has taught me is how to be resilient. Especially my first few years of high School when I wasn’t playing any varsity minutes.
LJ: What visits have you been impressed with?
Cam: I have only been on two official visits so far. Brown and Dartmouth each impressed me in their own unique ways.
LJ: What visits do you have scheduled?
Cam: I am planning an official visit to Columbia after Christmas break
LJ: What offers do you have?
Cam: Right now I hold offers from UMASS, Dartmouth, and Brown.
LJ: What were your stats last season?
Cam: I want to say 19 pts, 8 rebs, 3 assists, 1 block
LJ: What were the stats of your best game in AAU?
Cam: I 23 pts, 8rbs, 3assists
LJ: What was it like growing up with an NBA dad?
Cam: It has been amazing to be exposed to both college and NBA basketball from a young age and to grow up learning from someone who is so knowledgeable in the game. I have been lucky enough to travel with my dad’s teams and play with the guys which have benefited my game tremendously.
LJ: What NBA players have you met? Any that are close with you?
Cam: I have met quite a few just because of my dad’s connections with the league, but Delon Wright, Jakob Poeltl, and Kyle Kuzma are my guys for sure.
LJ: What sons of NBA players are you close with?
Cam: Honestly there aren’t many that I know well, but I grew up playing with and against Nico Mannion, whose dad played in the league for a few years.
LJ: What are you looking for in a program to commit to?
Cam: I want to go somewhere where I know I will be able to get the most out of my potential on the basketball court, in addition to a good education that will help me to find success when the ball stops bouncing.