KSST has done several stories about the tremendous recruiting interest in Wildcats Basketball stand out 6-foot-8 power forward Victor Iwuakor, who will be a senior this school year. Wildcats Basketball Coach Clark Cipoletta says several other Wildcats have also drawn interest from colleges.
Perhaps the tallest of the Wildcats, 6-foot-9 power forward Xavier Cork, an incoming senior, is attracting a lot of attention from recruiters. Coach Cipoletta says Cork is being recruited by schools including Texas State, Louisiana Tech, Stephen F. Austin, Sam Houston, Princeton and West Point.
6-foot-3 guard Keaston Willis, an incoming senior, is being recruited by schools such as Drake, Sam Houston and Stephen F. Austin.
Coach Cipoletta says four Wildcats that will be juniors this school year are at an age where they are just beginning to be recruited. He says Baylor is interested in players like 6-foot-8 forward Godsgift Ezedinma and 6-foot-7 point guard Michael Jefferson. Also drawing interest are 6-foot-5 forward Cameron Kahn and 6-foot-4 forward Sadaidriene “Day-Day” Hall. Coach Cipoletta said another pair of incoming juniors are also piquing the interest of college recruiters, 5-foot-10 guard Grayson McClure and 6-foot-5 forward Kai Taylor. McClure has taken more than 21,000 practice shots this summer. Taylor was a high scoring player on the Wildcats JV last season.
Coach Cipoletta says he gets calls and text messages all the time from schools such as North Texas, Dartmouth, UT Tyler, Dallas Baptist, UT San Antonio and St. Edwards of Austin. He says coaches attend open gym and practice sessions during the season. Coach Cipoletta says they come to look at a particular player and end up discovering several others that intrigue them. He says just about every kid who will be on the varsity roster this season has the chance to play in college at some level. Coach Cipoletta credits success due to hard work for the tremendous interest. He also praises his players. Coach Cipoletta says college coaches know the type of kid they could be getting from Sulphur Springs.