Corey Kispert, a 6’6″, 210-pound shooting guard/small forward prospect out of King’s High School (Seattle, WA), has scheduled official visits to Notre Dame, Virginia and Gonzaga, Scout.com was the first to report. The talented junior is rated a 4-star prospect by Scout, 247Sports, and Rivals.
Kispert reportedly plans to visit Notre Dame April 18-19, UVA April 20-21, and Gonzaga April 26-28. According to Scout, UVA has not yet offered the promising class of 2017 wing.
Kispert has spent three seasons on the King’s varsity boys basketball squad, helping the team reach the 1A state championship in each of those seasons. After falling short in the 2014 title game, King’s captured state championships 2015 and 2016. King’s has won 74 games and lost only eight during the past three seasons combined.
Following a sophomore season in which he averaged 18.6 points per game (per MaxPreps), Kispert averaged 23.9 points, 6.8 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 2.3 steals per contest this past season as a junior. He poured in 29 points — 21 in the first half — of King’s 80-39 state championship win over Freeman last month. The Herald, a newspaper located in Everett, Washington, named Kispert its 2015/2016 Boys Basketball All-Area Player of the Year.
UVA head coach Tony Bennett is of course familiar with the state of Washington, having coached at Washington State as an assistant and then as the Cougars’ head coach. His first full class as Virginia’s head coach included Chelan, Washington, native Joe Harris, who developed into an outstanding college player and helped the Hoos capture the 2014 ACC regular season and postseason tournament titles.
Virginia currently has only one scholarship available in its 2017 Class.
Check out our Scholarship Picture page for the latest look at the scholarship situation, including a listing of those prospects Virginia has offered.
Stay tuned to TheSabre for more on Kispert and his visit to Charlottesville.