You know Charlie Irmiger’s story by now. The 7-footer made major strides this summer, working with Mitch Ohnstad and playing grassroots with Minnesota Select. The biggest strides he may have made were in his confidence as a big man, and the progress was evident.
“This last year of AAU basketball has really helped me improve in every way,” Charlie told NHR. “I’m really lucky to have started working with Mitch Ohnstad, he knows just about everyone in the business and has a ton of connections. I had a lot of the physical tools already, but he got me to actually use them, and improved my basketball I.Q., too.”
Charlie racked up offers from Minot State, Sioux Falls, Rockhurst and Concordia-St. Paul this summer. He’s got an impending visit to Rockhurst planned, but no campus visits beyond that.
“I’m looking at how the schools would develop me and how the program would work with me,” he said. “I know that Concordia has a 7-2 kid, and that’s a plus because I know they have experience working with guys in that height range.”
Today was his first day of school as a senior at Minneapolis Washburn H.S. They lost some great senior guards, but junior Cortez Adams is a guard that Charlie mentioned as a solid contributor coming up the ranks.