Last year, Myck Kabongo was the youngest player on the Canadian Basketball team. Now, Kabongo is touted as one of the best point guards in the 2011 recruiting class.
Kabongo has overwhelmed a lot of scouts with his ability to see the court. That also comes with elite ball-handling skills. He often sends defenders to the floor with quick crossovers, not to mention an ability to finish afterwards.
He is equipped with a nice stroke and his range is unlimited. In my eyes, after his last year of high school, Kabongo will be the No. 1 overall point guard.
Kabongo is a proven leader, playmaker and an all-around talent. He has verbally committed to playing for Rick Barnes and the Texas Longhorns.
The future Longhorn Kabongo sat down with Collegiate Hoops to chat about the offseason and his basketball future.
How are you today?
Myck Kabongo: I'm doing alright, how about yourself?
I'm doing well, how is the offseason going for you?
Myck Kabongo: It’s going great; I've been going to a lot of camps and training just trying to get better, really!
Tell me a little bit more about the camps you've attended
Myck Kabongo: It’s been going well, I've learned a lot from all the camps I've attended. It’s always good to go to camps where players are all from different places and come into one camp. So it’s been really fun.
How well do you think you stacked up to the opposition?
Myck Kabongo: I think I did well. I've really worked hard all summer on my game so coming into these camps I've been real confident and it has shown while at camps, I think.
Everybody knows how good you are on offense. But how good is your defense?
Myck Kabongo: My defense I think is better than my offense. I really take pride into defense. I take it personal when someone scores on me, so I really love shutting down the other team's go-to guy.
Do you think your defense advanced playing in camps?
Myck Kabongo: Most definitely because you’re playing the best.
Are you where you thought you would be as far as improvement?
Myck Kabongo: No not at all I feel like you can always get better.
What are you mostly trying to improve?
Myck Kabongo: Really everything, because nobody is perfect at anything.
How different has this offseason been opposed to the last?
Myck Kabongo: Not really different, I stick to the same thing because it has worked. Every year I think I've gotten better over the summer period, doing the things I've done in the past.
A lot of college programs have interest in you, but you chose the Texas Longhorns. Tell me about that decision.
Read the rest of the interview on Collegiate Hoops.