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King’s High School (Seattle, WA) junior shooting guard/small forward Corey Kispert plans to make two official visits this week. He is currently at Notre Dame making the first official, and immediately following his time in South Bend he’ll be in Charlottesville making an official visit at the University of Virginia. This week may well provide an answer to a key question the 4-star standout has as he tries to make his college choice.
“I don’t really know how I will respond being far away from home,” Kispert said. “Family is really important to me. My family is really supportive, but this decision is all about me. I don’t know how I’ll feel being away from home, but this week should give me a good idea.”
Following this week’s trips, Kispert plans to take an official to Gonzaga next week. No other official visits have been scheduled at this point.
“I’m really excited to visit all three in a short time span, which is exhausting but I’m up for it and willing to do it,” Kispert said. “I’ve really done all my research on all of them, kind of sifted through the facts. These visits will give me hands-on experience with how life is like with the students there and a feel for what each situation is like. I haven’t been on the East Coast for this long, so I’m interested in seeing how I respond. That’s a big component in my choice of going to Notre Dame or Virginia or staying home with Gonzaga.”
Gonzaga offered the 6’6”, 225-pound Kispert last summer. Notre Dame has since offered as well. UVA has not yet come through with a scholarship; however, head coach Tony Bennett traveled out to King’s High School to watch a workout and a Virginia coach reportedly watch Kispert play last Friday.
“[Bennett] told me they have one scholarship in my class and a few guys they are looking at,” Kispert answered when asked about his standing with UVA. “He has seen my offensive side, but he is really looking forward to AAU season and seeing how well I can guard the ball. My high school team plays zone. He wants to see how I guard one-on-one. He made it clear I was a candidate [for an offer], but it depends how I perform [on the...
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