Kyle Kuzma of Rise Academy

2 May

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Flint born Kyle Kuzma is emerging as one of the state’s top players but the funny thing is that Kyle does not attend school in Michigan, Kyle attends Rise Academy in Philadelphia (PA).  With that being said however, Kuzma still does play for one of Michigan elite basketball AAU teams, Dorians Pride.  Kuzma is a good combination of size and length with a jump shot that has a soft touch.  Also has good moves to take defenders of the dribble and finish at the rim.  Working on ball handling will a key for him this summer.

Metro Detroit High School Athletics: List name, height, weight, position, AAU team and school team?

Kyle Kuzma: Kyle Kuzma, 6’8″, 200 lbs, wing, Dorians Pride, and Rise Academy.

Metro Detroit High School Athletics: What are some athletes that inspire your game?

Kyle Kuzma: I try to trace my game as Klay Thompson or Kevin Durant.

Metro Detroit High School Athletics: What are some skills you have as a basketball player and some up and coming areas of your game?

Kyle Kuzma: Some skills I have: being a good shooter, good court vision, great basketball IQ, rebounding.  Up and coming: defense has picked up, and working on my ball handling.

Metro Detroit High School Athletics: How would you say your high school season went this year?

Kyle Kuzma: Went really well.  Averaged about 15 [points], and 8 [rebounds].  Helped my team win a lot.

Metro Detroit High School Athletics: What will be some keys to this AAU season to be sure scouts see the total package of your game?

Kyle Kuzma: Just to stay healthy, keep playing consistently, and just show coaches what I’m capable of doing.

Metro Detroit High School Athletics: What can scouts expect out of you and Dorians Pride this summer?

Kyle Kuzma: That when I’m on the court I will do whatever it takes to win and produce.  Whether it’s points rebounds etc.  And you can expect Dorians pride to be in the championship game of most tournaments every weekend.

Metro Detroit High School Athletics: Now what are some schools that have offered or showed interest in you?

Kyle Kuzma:  Offered: Manhattan, Detroit, Oakland, Tennessee Tech, Bradley, Eastern Michigan, Northern Illinois, UC Irvine, Rhode Island, Utah, and Texas A&M.  Interest:  Missouri, VCU, Villanova, St. Johns, Boston College, USC, UAB, Iowa, and Cincinnati.

Metro Detroit High School Athletics: What are some dream schools to you?

Kyle Kuzma: Don’t really have one.  But I really like how Michigan plays.

Metro Detroit High School Athletics: What are some things you want out of a school that will go into your decision?

Kyle Kuzma: Being able to contribute as a freshman, a coaching staff that’s going to help me get to the next level, and a good education.

Metro Detroit High School Athletics: What will a coach be getting not only out of your skills, but also your intangibles?

Kyle Kuzma: He will be getting a good basketball IQ, solid defense and rebounding, and good leadership skills while I’m on the court.

Metro Detroit High School Athletics: Why should a coach take you over a similar skilled athlete?

Kyle Kuzma: Because I can out smart opposite players, and some maybe be more talented than me but won’t outwork me.

Metro Detroit High School Athletics: Goals for the AAU circuit and off-season?

Kyle Kuzma:  AAU: wins as many tournaments as we can.  And off-season goals are to get better and put some more weight.

Metro Detroit High School Athletics: What can fans and scouts expect out of you in the upcoming months?

Kyle Kuzma: More muscles added to my body and production on the court.

Metro Detroit High School Athleics: What is a fun/interesting fact about you?

Kyle Kuzma: That I’m a very out going person.  And I play a lot of video game!

Follow me on Twitter: @mdhsathletics

Follow Kyle on Twitter: kkuzma35

One Response to “Kyle Kuzma of Rise Academy”

  1. Joseph Frye Jr. May 6, 2013 at 6:20 am #

    Sounds good, but his game will be most complete between the lines. Continued sucess @J0#king82

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