Recruiting Report: Keenon Cole (2019)

Recruiting
Illinois

Posted On: 10/18/17 3:00 PM

Streamwood 2019 power forward Keenon Cole is a high upside and electric athlete.  The 6’6” post played the second half of his spring/summer with the Mac Irvin Fire.  He flashed D1 ability.  The Streamwood forward shows athleticism with acrobatic finishes around the rim and blocks shots on the interior.  The area that is evolving is his perimeter shot.  Still shoots a line drive shot from both the field and free throw line, but it is improving.  Plays with a great motor.  Worth being monitored by low-major programs.  He spoke with PrepHoopsIllinois about his summer.

“At first I started playing with Epic Hoopz and then switched over to Mac Irvin.  It was good playing with Mac Irvin playing in the EYBL with some of the top players like Markese Jacobs, Kejuan Clements, and Kahlil Whitney.  It was a good experience.  I felt like I got my name out there.  I got better playing with and against good players.  I got my name out there for coaches that scouted me.”

Playing against a high level of competition was big for him.

“It gives me a lot of confidence because I know that I am growing and I am able to play with top competition.  It gives me a lot of confidence.  I improved a lot on my shooting and ball handling.”

What is going on with recruiting?

“Kent State has come in and I have gone on a visit there.  Tulsa I talk to them a lot.  Western Illinois and UAB I talk too.  Air Force as well.”

Kent State is a school that he recently visited.

“They are in the MAC.  I know they are pretty good in that conference.”

Tulsa is another program showing quite a bit of interest.

“I like them a lot.  They talk to me about the school and their goals for the school and basketball.”