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Midwest guard Adam Kunkel's stock trending up

04/19/2017, 11:30am EDT
By Taylor Hicks

2018 G Adam Kunkel

UNION, Ky. -- We first saw 2018 G Adam Kunkel play last spring with the 16U Kentucky Travelers and he impressed immediately. His ability to make shots and facilitate for teammates stood out against multiple talented teams on the Nike Circuit that weekend. His game has only improved since then.

The junior averaged 17 points, 4 rebounds, and 4 assists per game for a 31-5 team this past season and established himself among the very best Kentucky has to offer. Playing alongside Bellarmine commit Sean McNeil to form one of the best backcourts in the state of Kentucky, Cooper HS made a run to the state championship game. Not many people predicted them to make it that far but Kunkel’s play was a big reason why.

This shooter is fearless on the court, there is no opponent you can put in front of him where his confidence isn’t always high.  He is a high IQ combo guard that can handle it well, has great court vision, and can score from all over.  He is an absolute sniper with range, that needs little to no room to get shot off.  Of the 200+ campers at our 2ND Annual Elite Exposure last June, Kunkel was one of the best shooters in the whole camp.

The guard has a few things to polish to improve his game, but most importantly, he needs to get physically stronger.  “My individual goal for my senior year is to improve my body to where I am able to absorb contact and be more physically ready at the next level”, said Kunkel. Along with improving physically, if he defense improves, he will be a guy who wins a lot of games at the next level.

Kunkel currently holds offers Central Arkansas, Samford, Winthrop, and Lipscomb, to go along with interest from NKU, Belmont, Air Force, West Point, William & Mary, Kent State, Northeastern, Highpoint, USC Upstate, UNC Greensboro, & Boston. Mid-majors from all over the country will likely track him with Twenty Two Vision AAU, featuring elite recruit Romeo Langford, on the Adidas Gold circuit.

For more Adam Kunkel, stay tuned on NextUpRecruits.com

Photo Credit: Adam Kunkel

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