One of the grassroots circuit's most pleasant surprises so far has been the play of the All Iowa Attack. A big part of the excellence displayed by Hank Huddleson's group has been the play of Kale Abrahamson.
A rising senior at West Des Moines (Iowa) Valley, the 6-foot-7 wing is happy with how he and his team have fared.
"I think it's been really good," Abrahamson told Rivals.com. I've really enjoyed the whole EYBL, I think the competition has been really great. I think we've played well as a team.
"I've been shooting the ball really well in the EYBL events. Then I got to the basket a bit more in the Spiece event. I fell like I've had a good spring."
An athletic and lengthy wing, Abrahamson can shoot the ball well from deep. He's been working on his ball handling and attacking the rim more but recognizes that his size on the wing is a huge advantage.
"It definitely helps," said Abrahamson of his size. "I can get my shot off a lot easier. I also like being able to take smaller guys inside and have that advantage. The extra length definitely helps in every aspect."
During his junior season, Abrahamson averaged around 21 points, six rebounds and four assists per night while playing his well rounded game. Still, he knows there is room for improvement.
"I've really just been focusing on my overall strength and athleticism. I need to get quicker and faster at everything I do to play at the next level. So I'm focusing on that and defense and my intensity on that end as well."
College coaches have done their homework and the offers have been rolling in for Abrahamson who holds offers from the likes of Wake Forest, Northwestern, Harvard, Iowa State, Nebraska, Creighton, Northern Iowa and Albany. Also showing interest are Vanderbilt, Colorado, N.C. State, Boston College, Florida State and Stanford -- where Abrahamson visited this week.
In addition to his Stanford visit, Abrahamson is hoping to make stops by Wake Forest, Vanderbilt, Northwestern and N.C. State during the month of June. The idea, is to see as many places as possible and gather information for a decision.
"We're going to try and see as many schools as possible in the near future," finished Abrahamson. "We just want to try and get on some campuses. I really need to see some places before I narrow it down at all.
"I just want to find the right place and the right fit. If it's close to home that's fine. If it's far away that's fine."