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Recruiting: Remember The Name Youssoupha Kane
Recruiting: Remember The Name Youssoupha Kane
   Posted by Blogger So Dear at  5/2/2012 1:49:15 PM  |  Follow us on Twitter: @scacchoops
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Word of God Christian Academy in Raleigh, NC has had a knack lately for developing big time D1 prospects. John Wall, CJ Leslie and Bishop Daniels all recently came out of the high school powerhouse. Now, it's time for a new player to take the spotlight.

Currently, 2013 big man Youssoupha Kane is a secret to most of the basketball world, but that probably won't last long. According to Coach Julius McKinley, an assistant coach at Word of God, The 6'10 junior has picked up interest from Wake Forest, NC State and Syracuse lately, and more schools are likely to follow. Much of Wake Forest's fan base has been calling for our staff to recruit an impact big man, so this may be a guy you want to follow closely.

At the North Carolina Phenom 150 Camp put on by Rick Lewis on March 25, Kane proved he is a good rebounder and can finish well right around the basket. He has long arms and is extremely athletic, which makes him a very good shot blocker. What impressed me most about the African native was his willingness to get up and down the floor and the fluidity at which he did so. Throughout the entire day, he was outrunning guards up the floor. Often times, he started a fast break with an outlet pass or even brought it up himself. While handling the ball is not something college coaches will want him doing at the next level, it simply goes to show how athletic this kid is.

Probably his most important quality is how hard he plays every possession. It didn't matter if he had the ball or didn't. He was constantly fighting for offensive position or battling down low for a rebound. While his offensive game isn't very polished yet, he showed flashes. A couple of times, he backed a smaller defender down and scored with a righty hook shot over his left shoulder. He definitely needs to become a better scoring threat, but the potential is there.

Overall, Youssoupha Kane has a load of upside and due to his work ethic, he will only improve. The combination of this work ethic and his athleticism make him a high major prospect and someone that could definitely shoot up the recruiting rankings in the coming months. Schools already are taking notice. Hopefully, Wake Forest can take advantage of the fact they noticed him early. He would be a good addition to what is a very thin front line.

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