The high major offers are starting to roll in for an intriguing east coast talent in the class of 2022.
6-foot-10 forward Kyle Filipowski has been offered by UCLA, Providence and Vanderbilt in recent weeks, and he is firmly on the Indiana radar.
An eye-catching sophomore season at Wilbraham & Monson Academy helped to solidify Filipowski as a high major talent. He averaged 20.1 points, 10.5 rebounds, and 1.0 block per game while shooting 55 percent from the floor overall including 35.4 percent from three-point range. Filipowski went over 1,000 points for his career during the 2019-20 season.
Wilbraham & Monson Academy (Wilbraham, Massachusetts) secured its first New England title since 1986, and Filipowski scored 31 points and was named MVP of the title game. He earned a spot on the first-team New England Prep School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) Class AA All-League team.
The NEPSAC is a highly competitive east coast prep school league that Indiana has been focusing on recently. It includes St. Paul’s (2020 IU signee Jordan Geronimo) and New Hampton (2022 IU offer recipient Alex Karaban).
Filipowski’s versatile inside / out game lines up with with what Archie Miller has been focusing on with the forwards that he recruits, and it has been Miller that has been leading the charge on this recruitment recently. Filipowski told The Daily Hoosier that he has spoken to Miller as recently as this week, and it is a dialogue that he intends to keep going.
Hailing from New York, Filipowski shows an ability on film to handle the ball and shoot from the perimeter while also playing with his back to the basket.
For Filipowski, the conversations with Miller provide a chance to learn more about the Indiana program.
“Other than their reputation and history, I don’t know much about them specifically, I am just beginning to learn more details about them,” he told The Daily Hoosier.
Filipowski is no doubt someone that the IU staff will have a close eye on this summer if AAU play resumes. He is slated to play with the New York Renaissance program on the Nike EYBL circuit. That program produced recent IU graduate Devonte Green.
In the meantime, the Indiana head coach plans to continue to stay in touch on a regular basis.
“Coach Miller said he will be in contact with me in the near future and see where it goes from there,” Filipowski said.
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Kyle Filipowski (@kyleflip22) dropped 31 Pts & won 2020 @nepsacaa Championship Game MVP. Future is so damn bright it’s crazy BUT….
— The Hustle (@TheHoopHustle) March 8, 2020
Versatile post duo of John Adams (@JohnAdams_23) & Kyle Filipowski (@kyleflip22) carried @WMA_Basketball as they weathered Bradford’s 1st half storm then kickstarted a 2nd half run to build a double-digit lead they wouldn’t give up.
— The Hustle (@TheHoopHustle) February 23, 2020
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