Abrahamson talks recruiting


Posted May 30, 2011


West Des Moines (IA) Valley High School’s Kale Abrahamson provides Cyclone Sports Report with an update on where things currently stand with his recruitment.

Cyclone Sports Report: Which schools do you have offers from?

Kale Abrahamson: Wake Forest, Northwestern, Iowa State, Nebraska, UNI, Harvard, Creighton, and Albany. I’m also hearing from some other schools that could be close to offering.

Cyclone Sports Report: Do you have any visits scheduled for the next month or two?

Kale Abrahamson: Yeah, I’m going to visit Stanford this week and I’ll also be visiting Vanderbilt, Colorado, Boston College, and Florida State.

Cyclone Sports Report: Do you have any favorites?

Kale Abrahamson: No, I have already taken some visits and I want to take other visits so that I can find a place where I fit best. Location is not a factor in my decision. I can stay close to home and that will be great to have my parents see more of my games or if I feel more comfortable at a school away from home I will branch out and got to that school.

Cyclone Sports Report: What will be the most important factors in your final decision?

Kale Abrahamson: I would say that the most important thing would be having a good relationship with the coaches and players. I also want to see what kind of style that each team plays because I’m looking for a school that runs and gets out in transition. I want a coaching staff that let’s its players play their game.

Cyclone Sports Report: How would you describe your game to people who have not seen you play?

Kale Abrahamson: I can play the two or the three spot and I would say that I’m a scorer. I can shoot the three-pointer and I can also get to the basket off the drive. I’m also working hard at improving my mid-range game.

Cyclone Sports Report: What else are you looking to improve on before you set foot on a college campus?

Kale Abrahamson: The biggest thing is improving my overall strength and athleticism. I need to get to that next level of speed before I play at the college level.

Cyclone Sports Report: What is the status of your recruitment with Iowa State?

Kale Abrahamson: Things are going really well and it’s kind of different than other schools because I’m dealing mostly with Coach Hoiberg which is different because I mostly deal with assistant coaches at the other schools.

Cyclone Sports Report: What are your thoughts on Coach Hoiberg?

Kale Abrahamson: I like him a lot and we have a really good relationship. I like that he played at the highest level and that he knows what it takes to get to the professional level.

Cyclone Sports Report: What does he like most about your game?

Kale Abrahamson: He has told me that he likes that I can stretch the defense by shooting the three-pointer. He also likes that I can score in other ways which I think would fit well in his offense.

Cyclone Sports Report: When are you looking to make a final decision?

Kale Abrahamson: I’m going to sit down with my family throughout the summer and fall and talk about everything and I’ll make the decision when I feel most comfortable with one school. The only thing I know for sure is that I will make my decision before my senior season starts because I just want to focus on trying to win a state championship.


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