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Basketball Recruiting

Four-star junior Kyle Filipowski discusses his recruitment, Duke interest

October 15, 2020

New York has produced its fair share of highly-rated basketball prospects for decades. Now, in 2020, Kyle Filipowski is emerging as the next great big man out of New York. Although being from Westtown, NY the Filipowski brother attends Wilbraham and Monson Academy in Massachusetts. 

Kyle, who reached the 1,000-point mark during his sophomore season, is joined by his brother Matthew who also attended Fordham Prep [Bronx, NY] with him for their freshman year. Both standing at an arousing 6-foot-10, they’ve drawn themselves quite the recruitment.

For Kyle, he’s rated amongst the Top-100 prospects in the 2022 class and he discussed his recruitment with

Which programs would you say are heavily involved?

Filipowski: “Been hearing mostly from UCLA, Marquette, Ohio State, Louisville, and Iowa along with Providence, Pittsburgh, and Illinois.”

And out of those schools, you’ve done some zoom meetings, how are those going?

Filipowski: “Recent zooms have been with Illinois, Marquette, Iowa, and UCLA. I love the zooms because I get a better sense of the school (academics, environment, etc.) and their basketball program a ton better than any other way. It’s really the best thing a college can do as of right now with everything still shut down.”

What about any newer programs entering the mix?

Filipowski: “The newer schools to be interested are Illinois, Michigan State, and Duke.”

Discuss your newest interest from Duke.

Filipowski: “Duke is the blue blood that’s shown recent interest. I spoke with Coach [Jon] Scheyer for a little bit along with my parents in a separate conversation, but my conversation with him was mostly him getting to know me and what he likes about me. He also talked about their program and how they do things with their recruiting.”

You’ve mentioned to me the importance of academics in your decision, discuss that.

Filipowski: “Academics is just as important as ball is for me. I want to get a degree in college, so along with basketball, academics is a big priority that goes with my decision.”

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