Posted On: 04/30/18 4:44 PM
Coming from another country can be hard enough when you have to adjust to a new school, but no one talks about the transition to playing in an AAU event. For Bishop Sullivan’s 6’9” Kenan Sarvan, who is a foreign exchange student from Holland, he played in his first AAU event last weekend at the Hoop Group Pitt JamFest for Team Loaded 757.
Sarvan played well, being named to the all HGSL team that weekend, and overall he believes the experience went well both on and off the court.
“It’s so much fun there’s so much competition here, there’s a bunch of D1 athletes over here so it’s a great experience for me,” Sarvan said.
A super skilled euro-style big, Sarvan’s ability to score and rebound the basketball is up there with the best of the bigs in the 757. He’s a lefty who can stretch the floor on pick-and-pops or trail threes, he can pass the basketball and he’s able to run the floor and score in transition.
As for what he’s working on, it’s a lot of the toughness and guard skills that he has been working on.
“This summer I’m trying to work on rebounding, pushing the ball in transition and just helping my team win,” he said.
College coaches are already taking notice. He pulled offers from UMES, Norfolk State and Hampton during the high school season, and has received interest from Kansas State, Coastal Carolina, College of Charleston among others.
As for what he can bring to a team both at this level and the next level, he’s more worried about the team first than anything else.
“I’m trying just to win every game and play my hardest and just have fun playing this game I love.”
With his positive attitude, good work ethic and already great skill set, expect Sarvan to be a popular name among midmajor coaches who are looking for a solid skilled big guy to fit their system.