Posted On: 06/28/17 3:49 PM

Carsten Kogelnik , 6’5.5″ W,2019  DeMatha HS DeMathaHyatsville MD.

Grassroots team: Team Takeover 16 & U. Team Takeover

Carsten Kolgenik2Photo courtesy of DMVPIX by Patrick Kane as is our cover photo.

Last season we were very impressed with Carsten. He emerged as a key player down the stretch for DeMatha as sophomore. In key games he hit numerous clutch shots and displayed excellent shot mechanics. Last season he was primarily a catch & shoot player. Carsten says,” Last season we had great players like DJ Harvey and Ryan Allen) who were or key play-makers & got to the rim. I was utilized as a kick-out option for our spacing.”
6’3″ Ryan Allen was DeMatha’s PG who will play at Delaware and was awarded 2nd Team All DMV I-495 Team by us. DJ Harvey is a 6’6″ wing was rated # 46 in nation, f1rst Team All DMV I 495 Team who will play for  Notre Dame.

This coming season Carsten will show more of his versatility for DeMatha and adds. “I will play the 2 & 3 for us this year and I can score on 3 levels.” Last night Carsten showed his ability to attack the rim and covert off the dribble. His outside shot looked very good and Carsten already looks stronger than in March. He adds’ ” I work out 6 t days a week  and this summer I want to improve my ball handling and defense. For strength and conditioning I workout with Coach Tobe Stevens from DeMatha and my Trainer is  Blair O’Donovan. Balir helps me with my explosiveness and overall basketball skills which I additionally  work on with Coach Cromer from DeMatha. Some of my exercises for explosiveness include squats, calf work &  box jump” Despite the fact Carsten missed 2 weeks with an ankle sprain he had some nice pop in his game tonight.

In the classroom Carsten is an excellent student carrying a 4.1 GPA. He gets great support from both of his parents who has Carsten played basketball since he was 5 yeas old and organized ball since 8. This year Carsten will be a very key player for DeMatha whose starting lineup will be determined in the preseason. However, we see sophomores  6’11” Hunter Dickinson  and 6’5″ Earl Timberlake as locks with 6’4″ junior Justin Moore a starter once his knee is 100%.

This spring & summer Carsten is playing very well for Team Takeover 16 & U on the Nike EBYL Circuit.  TTO 16 & U is 11-1 with one game forfeited due to a flight issue and ranked #2 in the nation by Indi Hoops. Additionally, TTO 14 & U is ranked #1 & TTO 15 & U is ranked #3 in the nation.. TTO 16 & U will playing the Peach Jam sweet 16 from July 12-16 in Atlanta.

We look forward to covering DeMatha &  Carsten this coming season and for the next 5 days at the DeMatha BSN summer league which concludes om July 3.


Please read our DeMatha summer overview for 2017/18.

DeMatha Catholic HS is deep & talented with many recruit prospects.