Alexander Kaun, a 6-foot-11, 245-pound center from Florida Air Academy in Melbourne, Florida recently returned from an unofficial visit to the University of Florida.
As it stands right now, Kaun will not be taking any official visits until the fall. Seven schools remain on his list, but one school in particular will receive an official visit from the Russian big man.
“Alexander really liked his visit to Florida,” Florida Academy head coach Aubin Goporo said. “We’ve been so busy lately and haven’t had time to take any official visits, so I drove him myself to the unofficial visit.”
Duke, Florida, Florida State, Georgetown, Kansas, Michigan and Michigan State are the finalist for Kaun’s services.
The Maxium number of official visits a recruit can take is five, but it does not appear that Kaun will need that many.
“I hope Alexander doesn’t take all five official visits,” Goporo said. “I think three is plenty for him."
Kaun will start taking his official visits in the fall, but a decision about what schools to visit has not yet been made.
RivalsHoops.com ranks Alexander Kaun as the 18th best player in the class of 2004 and gave him a perfect five stars. Kaun exploded onto the scene several months ago and has been moving up the charts ever since.
“He can score with his back to the basket, he can block shots and he has some of the biggest hands that I’ve ever seen,” he said. “The coaches that have visited notice the size of his hands from the moment they seem him.
“Alexander is working on his scoring production while facing the basket,” he added. “That’s something we’ve been working on and will continue to do so. But I will say this; Alexander can run the floor better than any big man that I have seen.”
Kaun averaged 13 points, seven rebounds and two blocked shots per game as a junior.
Kaun will spend the summer traveling with Nike Team Florida. Despite being one of the best players in the class, he feels there are several areas of his game that need improvement.
RivalsHoops.com will be in attendance when Kaun travels to Bloomington, Indiana for the Nike Memorial Day Classic