Now holding a handful of offers, 2014 Brewster (N.H.) Academy point guard Kevin Zabo had a successful summer campaign and has been hearing from a wide-range of high-majors of late.
Running with the successful CIA Bounce program this past summer, the 6-foot-1, 170-pounder started the summer playing up with the 17U team -- which finished second in Nike’s EYBL circuit -- but ended up playing in his own age classification.
“They had Tyler Ennis at the point for the older team -- don’t get me wrong he’s a great player -- so I kind of wanted to play those 30-plus minutes a game this summer,” explained Zabo. “My leadership, I’d been playing up for so long -- even my freshman year I was playing with guys older than me, so sometimes I was kind of shy.
“As a point guard you can’t be shy so, I’ve got to be a leader and talk all the time, so with the 16s I was the leader of the team. When things went wrong I had to go get the ball and make some plays, I think that’s what I learned the most this summer.”
Classifying himself as more of a scoring point guard, Zabo admitted he’s been working on getting the ball to his teammates in situations for them to succeed.
“I would say I’m overall good at everything, but I’d say I’m a good shooter, I can create my own shot off the dribble, pull-up for a mid-range jumper,” said Zabo, who is originally from Canada and spent last year at Montrose Christian in Rockville. “I can get to the rack, but obviously I’m better at shooting the ball.”
With offers from Illinois, West Virginia, Iowa State and George Washington, in addition to interest from Ohio State, Marquette, Florida State and Maryland, among others, the four-star guard is still very early on in the process.
“Maryland has been talking to Coach [Jason] Smith a lot about me, and they have come to our open gym a couple of times this fall,” Zabo said. “Coach Spinelli, he has been just saying we need a point guard for 2014. I know they had a few options in 2013 that fell through, so now they’re looking for someone who is ready to come in and run the show.
“He said to keep working hard and he’ll be in contact because he liked my game.”