Nevada PG Kaspar signs with WKU

2 05 2011

Findlay Prep (Nevada) point guard Kevin Kaspar told the Daily News this afternoon that he’s signed to play basketball at Western Kentucky for next season.

Kaspar – listed as a 6-1, 175-pound point guard – told the Daily News that he’s signed his letter of intent, and can’t wait to get to Bowling Green next season.

“I was really excited to get it done, I appreciated all the schools waiting for me and sticking with me. But with Western Kentucky I felt really great with everything,” said Kaspar, who moved to the U.S. from his native Turkey a year ago. “Before I went on my visit coach (Ken McDonald) came here and met with me face to face and I got a chance to talk with him and he was great. I like him a lot. He’s like a friend off the court, but I know he’s going to push me hard on the court and that’s what I want. That’s what I was looking for. I want to be a better player and be the best I can be and I know he’ll make me better.

“I also like the players already there and I know some of the new freshmen – and I know we can do big things over there.”

At Findlay Prep last season, Kaspar played both the point and the two guard – mostly because he was in the same backcourt as Myck Kabongo – a five-star point guard and Texas signee.

Kaspar (who is a former AAU teammate of WKU four-star signee Derrick Gordon) says though that he’s a true point guard – that’s the position he’s grown up playing, and that’s the spot he can’t wait play next season.

“I’m a point guard, I’m a true point guard,” Kaspar said. “This year I was with Myck Kabongo and sometimes I played the two-guard – and that helped me learn that spot also. But I’m a true point guard, that’s what I grew up playing. I know WKU needed a point guard – and that’s what I want to play.”

Kaspar (who is now a two-star prospect according to Rivals.com) becomes WKU’s sixth signee for the 2011 season – joining Gordon, three-star PF signee George Fant (Warren Central HS), three-star PF signee Vinny Zollo (George Rogers Clark HS), three-star G/F signee Nigel Snipes (Marietta, Ga.) and three-star C signee Deng Leek (Greensboro, N.C.).

ESPN.com rates Kaspar as an “88” and as the 58th best point guard prospect in the country.

More on Kaspar’s signing in Tuesday’s Daily News.

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2 05 2011
carl

I am thrilled we signed him. I think he might have a terrific upside.

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