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Four-star junior Kyle Filipowski talks his recruitment

January 21, 2021

Wilbraham & Monson’s (Mass.) Kyle Filipowski has had quite the basketball journey so far. He grew three inches late in his middle school days and has now grown into a 6-foot-10 prototypical big man. Formerly played in New York City alongside his brother, Filipowski would then move on and take his talents to WMA.

Kyle has certainly made a name for himself and has risen into rankings, most recently being labeled as a four-star prospect across all outlets, something I can agree with. Filipowski is a face-up big who is quick on his feet and won’t shy away from taking you off the dribble. With size and length, he dominates in the paint as well and is a talented rebounder.

Once held mid-major offers, now Filipowski has become a surefire Division One prospect and has earned himself scholarship offers from Creighton, UConn, Georgetown, Boston College, Louisville, UCLA, and a slew of other programs. He remains open in his recruitment and is still garnering interest across the country, including two Big Ten programs he mentioned in our discussion.

He plays his AAU ball for the New York Renaissance, who have had success with big men over the past few years. Most recently, the Rens have Adama Sanogo at UConn, Kofi Cockburn at Illinois, and several others playing at an extremely high level. Filipowski looks to follow suit.

He discussed his recruitment and his game with

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Which programs are heavily involved in your recruitment?

“Ohio State, Iowa, Marquette, Louisville, and UCLA are schools that are heavily involved.”

How about programs with interest?

“As far as new schools Michigan and Michigan State are constantly staying in contact with me as well showing high interest. Wake Forest has recently been in contact with me and has shown high interest too.”

Have you completed any zooms recently?

“My last zoom with Marquette. I met the team's academic advisor and we talked about the school's academics and how she helps the players with their academics as well.”

This wasn’t your first zoom with Marquette, correct? Trying to plan others?

“The couple before that were with Marquette and we have just watched film of their recent games and show me how I would fit into their system and be an immediate impact. I am trying to schedule a zoom with Ohio State very shortly as well.”

How would you describe your game?

“My game is the definition of a position-less player because of my all-around style and how versatile I am. I have the ability to shoot from all areas, handle the ball, post up, face-up, create, hit the open man, etc. My versatility gives me the ability to guard positions 1-5 and play positions 1-5 which is what makes my game so unique and such an attraction to coaches.”

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