2014 Kyle Kuzma
LNH Notes: Tall and growing shooter; played point guard as a younger kid before big growth spurts during high school. Interest in Kuzma has also grown and for good reason. His height + skill set are intriguing and he’s played well this summer.
Important things for him this year and beyond are improving strength and build, rebounding, interior defense & offense, etc. because he may be called upon to be a stretch 4 in college although he has played more like a 3/2 in the past.
+ Michigan player, reclassified to 2014 (from 2013) a year ago.
+ Now attends Rise Academy (Pa.), but that is his only tie to the east coast
+ Briefly attended prep school in California before switching to Rise
+ Has played travel basketball with Dorian’s Pride (Mich.) & RISE
+ Prior Minnesota staff (i.e., Tubby Smith) had interest last year
+ Has said he models his game after players like Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant
+ Not rated by ESPN, Scout or Rivals (8/4/13)
+ LNH has seen in person.