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Recruiting Update- Kola Lysynecky (Easton Area HS)

Class of 2022 Kola Lysynecky has a wide variety of schools he is talking to. The big man growing his intriguing inside-out skillset helped to make him a summer stock riser.


“I do not have a specific time that I am looking to commit, but after talking with my coaches and family, I have really been narrowing down my list of schools. I have heard from very high academic D3 schools and a few D2 schools, but I believe that the high academic D3 schools are the best option for me as of right now.”


“I do not want to wait too long to commit, but also do not want to rush into a decision. At this point in time, I think that I am just seeing which school makes the most sense for me both athletically and academically.”


Lysynecky broke down some of his top options with Northeast Corridor Hoops.


Franklin and Marshall- “Coach Nichay and Coach Monroe were some of the first coaches to reach out to me in my recruiting process. I have been to campus a couple of times, played pickup, and have met the team. It is a great school and I think that I would fit in with the team and play style very well. They think I could be a very good player at F&M with my size and skill, and they believe they can really help me to be the best basketball player that I can be. F&M has a history of being a great team, and they believe that I can help them to continue that.”


Scranton- “Coach Danzig and Coach Van Zelst reached out to me rather early in the process. I took a tour of campus and also had an overnight visit where I got to meet the team and get a better sense of what it's like at Scranton. Coach Danzig and Coach Van Zelst have a history of developing great big men, and they believe they can help to develop me as well. I think that Scranton is a really good option for me, and I think I would fit into their program very well.”


Haverford- “Coach Doherty first saw me play over the summer and reached out to me after one of my tournaments. He is familiar with my high school coach and he thinks that I could be a good fit for their program. I have taken a visit to campus, got to watch practice, and met some of the players. I really liked the facilities and the location of the school, and I think that it is also a great fit academically for me. Coach Doherty likes how I am a big man who can stretch the floor, and he thinks that I would fit into the offense well.”


RIT- “I first got into contact with Coach McVean through my AAU coach, Kevin McCarthy. I recently got up to Rochester for a visit and was really impressed. I got to meet with admissions, tour the facilities, meet with a very experienced former engineering professor, and got to have lunch with a player. Coach McVean also has a great history of developing big men, and he really thinks that I could fit into their offense well. I really liked the school and I think that it is a great option for me.”


RPI- “Coach Gilbride first got to see me play in Springfield this summer. He liked my play style and I got up to RPI for a visit some weeks later. The morning after I got there, I got to sit down with Coach Gilbride to talk about the school and how he sees me fitting into their program. I got to take a tour with admissions, and really liked the campus. After the campus tour, I met up with Coach Holmes who took me on a tour of the facilities. They have top notch facilities and I was very impressed with them all. RPI is definitely a great option for me both academically and athletically.”


Stevens Institute of Technology- “Coach Hurley has really been great in my recruiting process. I have taken a couple of visits to Stevens in Hoboken and love the area and the campus. I got to attend their media day practice where I got to talk to some of the players and ask them some questions that I had about the school. Coach Hurley said that he really likes how I can play both inside and out, and he thinks I would be a great fit for their style where they have two big men in. He thinks that I could really help the team and I think Stevens is a great option for my academic and basketball career.”


University of Rochester- “I only recently heard from Coach Flockerzi, and was put into contact with him through my AAU coach, Kevin McCarthy. I went up to Rochester a few weeks ago and was able to watch practice and see what their basketball program is like. After the practice I was able to talk to some of the players and the next day I got a campus tour with Coach Toomey. I loved the campus and facilities and I think it is a great fit for me there. Coach Flockerzi really likes how I am a 5 man who can stretch the floor, and he says he looks for those types of players while recruiting. He thinks I could be a good fit for their team.”


Caltech- “Coach Eslinger got into contact with me a little while ago. I had a great phone call with him and talked about the school and basketball program. I haven’t been able to get there for a visit, but I definitely would like to. Caltech is a great school and Coach Eslinger thinks I could be a good fit for where he sees the future of his team going. He really likes what he has seen on film and is hoping to watch me play in person sometime soon.”

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