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Class of ’22 forward Kyle Filipowski talks Syracuse visit, upcoming schedule
By ADAM ZAGORIA
Class of 2022 forward Kyle Filipowski kicked off a busy month of official visits with his first trip to Syracuse this past weekend.
The 6-foot-11, 230-pound forward from Wilbraham & Monson (MA) and the NY Rens is a priority recruit for coach Jim Boeheim’s staff.
“It was a great first experience visit for me,” he said by phone. “It was great to get out and see the campus in person, so Coach Boeheim just showed me the way he’d want me to play and how much freedom there is at that position to make decisions and just have a great impact on the team where he’s planning on it being another national championship team since 2003.”
As for where he would fit in defensively in the zone, he said: “Obviously, because of my versatility, I could really play anywhere [in the zone] but I will probably be playing down low on one of the blocks or in the middle occasionally.”
Filipowski will now trip to the Midwest to visit Ohio State (June 12-13), Indiana (June 15-16) and Northwestern. He will then hit UConn (June 24), Duke (June 28-29) and Iowa at the end of the month. He and his NY Rens teammates are looking forward to Peach Jam July 13-25
As for a timetable on deciding, he said, “I know I can really make a decision whenever I went, so I’m not really trying to rush things right now so I’m just trying to visit some campuses and get a feel for them.”
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
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