Posted On: 09/4/19 11:00 AM
Michael Katsock is one of the best shooters you will find in the local 2020 class. The 6’5+ wing from St. Albans is a diligent worker both on and off the court. One thing you have to admire about Katsock is how he continues to turn his weaknesses into strengths. During a recent interview with Prep Hoops, he described the recent improvements to his overall game and talked a little recruiting among other topics.
PH: What part of your game are you working on right now?
MK: “This offseason I’ve been really working on my speed and agility, finishing at the rim, my ball handling in the open court, moves off the dribble, and athleticism as I’m growing into my body. I have recently grown another inch this summer and have gotten my vertical up to the mid 30s, and going forward I’m trying to evolve my game and become a more multi dimensional player. I feel I’ve improved tremendously in all those areas this summer and am excited to see my hard work pay off.”
PH: Which schools are standing out the most in your recruitment?
MK: “No one school is really standing out ahead of the rest. I’d say my recruitment is pretty wide open at the moment.”
PH: Which schools have you visited?
MK: “I’ve visited Cornell, Dartmouth, Yale, Princeton, Penn, Army, Boston University, American, and Holy Cross.”
PH: Which schools do you want to visit?
MK: “I’m still in the process of setting those visits up in the next few weeks.”
PH: What factors are important to you when considering schools?
MK: “Making sure there is a great support system for us as players and students is really important to me as well as a great team environment and strong culture.”
PH: What are your goals?
MK: “My goal is maximize my potential as a student, basketball player, and as a person through my hard work. I want to go in and contribute to the team wherever I go. A long-term goal of mine is to end up playing professional basketball.”
Michael Katsock is currently ranked by Prep Hoops as a top-60 prospect in his class. To view the full ranking of Maryland and DC’s 2020 class, click here.