Recruiting Report: Zak Zografos (2018); Kyle Goessler (2019)

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Posted On: 10/16/17 10:10 PM

Brunswick will rely on a nice inside-outside duo as it will feature one of the better post players in Northeast Ohio in 6’7” Zak Zografos (2018) and combo guard Kyle Goessler.

Zografos is beginning to garner college interest after putting together a solid summer, according to his high school coach Joe Mackey. Division II and Division III colleges have inquired about Zografos who started as a junior and was a reserve on a varsity team that won 21 games in his sophomore year.

“He can go inside out,” Mackey said. “He has really great footwork down low and he can shoot the 3-ball. That’s the reason he’s getting a lot of looks. He has a high IQ on the court. He can put the ball on the deck and he’s a great passer.”

His down low game is so tight that Mackey compares it to former Boston Celtic great Kevin McHale.

“He’s got really good low-post moves, like Kevin McHale moves,” said Mackey.

Zogafros is also playing football this season for Brunswick, and he’s received some interest from colleges in that sport as well, Mackey said. The big man, however, loves hoops.

“He likes football but he loves basketball, that’s his passion,” Mackey said.

The Blue Devils outside game will feature 6’1” guard Kyle Goessler. An off guard, Goessler can shoot the ball from distance with high efficiency. He also uses his athleticism to beat defenders on cuts and to put the ball on the floor to create for himself and his teammates.

“We play him off the ball, because we’ve had two good point guards,” Mackey said of Goessler. “He’s sneaky athletic and a really good 3-point shooter.”

A strong student, Goessler has a 4.2-grade point average and scored a 29 on his ACT.

“He’s legit,” Mackey said.

Brunswick welcomes back one other starter from last year in Nick Felician. He’s a 6’0” guard who is athletic and will play soccer in college.

Brunswick plays in the Greater Cleveland Conference, which features Shaker, Solon, Medina, Elyria, Mentor, Strongsville and Euclid.