UVa recruit Sam Zeglinski had a busy summer in camps.
William Penn Charter’s Sam Zeglinski delighted the Cavalier faithful with a verbal commitment last fall, the first collected by Virginia head coach Dave Leitao. A 6’1” point guard, Zeglinski was busy on the camp and tournament circuit this summer and drew favorable reviews. He attended Virginia’s Elite Camp and its Team Camp, as well as the NBA Camp in Richmond, the Nike Camp, and the AAU National Tournament. Zeglinkski had his share of both ups and downs.
“The Virginia Elite Camp was a good time,” he said. “I enjoyed spending a little time on campus. The NBA camp was a lot of fun, competing against the best players in the country. I hurt my groin there so I had to sit out some of the drills. The Nike camp was really disappointing for me because I hurt my knee in the first game. I was playing pretty well in that game, too, but with the hurt knee, I had to go home early.”
The guard also had his fair share of media coverage this summer, though it didn’t quite suit his quiet and understated personality. He did an interview for ESPN.com (Read Pat Forde’s ESPN story here) while at the NBA camp about shooting off the backboard and he was slated to appear in SI.com’s article proclaiming Philadelphia as the best prep basketball city in the country (Read SI.com’s story here). The questions about the bank shot caught Zeglinksi a little off guard.
“I was kind of surprised the reporter was asking me about it,” he said with a chuckle. “I just went along with it. I’ll take the bank if it’s there, but I honestly don’t think about it.”
Zeglinski’s other run-in with the media proved even more humorous, as he ho-hummed a...
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