2012 Intro: Kenny Kaminski

  • 06/06/2010 5:17 pm in

The Essentials: 6-7, 190-lb forward for Medina (OH) and Indiana Elite

The Schools: According to Rivals.com, Arizona State, Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State and Wisconsin have offered scholarships. Florida has expressed interest.

The Numbers: 17.0 ppg and 7.0 rpg for Medina, which finished 20-3.

The Leaders: Kaminski told reporters at the adidas May Classic that Indiana, Michigan State and Ohio State are his leaders. Kaminski will make his decision on July 31.

The Quote: “The main thing that really stuck out was the fanbase is incredible. I know Indiana’s been down a little bit the last couple of years, but it’s so loud in there. It tops any other school that I’ve ever been to or even seen on TV. Their atmosphere is ridiculous. The coaching is always great. I think the players work as hard as they can to get better and obviously they’ve improved since last year to this year. The campus is beautiful. I think Coach Crean is a great coach. I think he’s really going to be able to turn the program around.” – Kaminski to Inside the Hall.

The Scout Says: “Kaminski is a high level shooter who is showing a greater aptitude for grabbing rebounds around the rim and scoring in the paint. Those are still growth areas for him, but the 6-foot-7 forward is definitely coming along in those areas.” – Rivals.com analyst Brian Snow on Kaminski’s performance at the adidas May Classic.

The Video Interview:

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  • Casey

    For some reason, I feel like Kaminski would just be a good fit for a Crean team. Anyone agree?

  • Kelin Blab

    I wonder if there is any benefit to IU that kids like Kaminski, Perea, and Jurkin play for Indiana Elite. I know in the past this has happened before with Lew Jack at Purdue, but I wonder if this is even a factor for these kids and the exposure they get in Indiana and to IU. Apparently Ohio AAU programs suck

  • GFDave

    MSU lean?

  • psvirsky

    That's been my impression the whole time from the rumor mill. He seems like he'd be a solid get for us, especially if he can continue to improve his rebounding, but I'm not holding my breath quite yet.

  • Kelin Blab

    Who is an IU lean? Is there anyone we can say comfortably 'he' is an IU lean. The only person I can think of is Perea and Patterson. I use to think DSR until Roshown got involved…..

  • GFDave

    I guess you could count Aaron Thomas and Mitch McGary as IU leans, except of course I don't think we have offered either.

  • IUfanPurduePhD

    We'll have a better idea of DSR's fate after he gets back from NJ (which is, like, now).

  • Kelin Blab

    Recently saw DSR mention KY and guards going pro. First this will be the opening line for all guards for the next few years. Second I would be stunned if Cal was still at KY in 2012. Third, I think Crean has developed his recruiting similar to painter, which is have a solid back up plan, look at 4yr guys, and those who want to be at IU will show it or they won't have that option.

  • IUfanPurduePhD

    First, yeah, that's lame. Second, I wouldn't be surprised if Cal is still at UK, but I think he'll be getting out of Dodge before the spam hits the fan (a la Pete Carrol). Third, I like the players Crean has targeted recently (3 or 4 year players–with the exception of Perea).

  • marcusgresham

    So does that mean we should all assume that DSR has a less-than-stellar GPA & SAT score?

  • Kelin Blab

    That is the odd thing about all of this….DSR has not grade issues….none. Too early for him to take the SAT/ACT

  • Lucasgarcia20

    There are plenty of good AAU teams in Ohio. The national champs were All Ohio Red last year, lead by Sullinger. King James Shooting Stars are good also.

  • IUfanPurduePhD

    I'm guessing he runs the floor well and can dribble-drive…? (Couldn't find anything on the youtubes.) As a “high level shooter” at 6'7″, he does sounds like a Crean wing (#3); a shorter Watford, perhaps?

    (And, Casey, welcome to ITH!)

  • IUfanPurduePhD

    I'm actually surprised we haven't heard anything yet (here, Hoosier Scoop, Indy Star, etc.) regarding DSR's trip to McLame's (ha) prep school. If we could get DSR for 2012, I'd be fine missing out on JDavis this year… but we need a PG at some point (or maybe Hulls will grow 3 inches and play defense?).

  • aceman07

    I've seen him in a couple clips and I actually like Kaminski a lot! I would be happy with him if DSR didn't choose IU. I think a class of Perea, Jurkin, Patterson, Yogi, and Kaminski would still be a top five class and a stud class at that!

  • millzy32

    I work in Strongsville, OH about ten minutes maybe less from Medina. If this kid signs I'll have to go check out a few games this winter if the roads aren't too horrible. I knew Medina had a pretty good team last year the local ESPN commentator lives there and was all about them (Kenny Rhoda WKNR). Anyway if he does sign with us I hope he brings some of his Elite pals with him.

  • aceman07

    I've seen him in a couple clips and I actually like Kaminski a lot! I would be happy with him if DSR didn't choose IU. I think a class of Perea, Jurkin, Patterson, Yogi, and Kaminski would still be a top five class and a stud class at that!

  • Priorcubs

    Ive seen this kid a couple times. There is nothing special about his play. I havent seen a high caliber player yet. He just likes to shoot and its not an outstanding shooter, just good for his height. He had no post game…didnt rebound like he should with his body and height at his age. He does not have a dribble drive or pull up. its just set shots off passes. I would be happy if IU passes on him…He could only play a 4 and I dont like what he brings at a 4. he has to add to his game to be considered. Too many other good players that have more skills. Mid major guy in my opinion