October 12, 2011

Gorski recruiting update

Combo forward Nick Gorski is going through a time of transition after making the transfer from Cosby to Benedictine this fall. The 6-foot-8 and 240-pound junior from Midlothian, VA is finding his way on the hardwood while getting used to the new environment.

"Over the past month I've gotten used to the team, and we're coming along real well, so we should be good once the season comes around," Gorski said. "The basketball is great. I love it, and then the school part and the military and everything I just had to get adjusted to, but I'm getting adjusted to it."

Gorski played for Team Takeover on the AAU circuit with Stanford Robinson and Josh Hart, but said he struggled to get into the flow offensively. He is unsure if he will play for Boo Williams or Team Takeover next summer.

Despite having a difficult time meshing with his AAU team this summer he was able to catch the eye of college coaches out on the recruiting trail. Gorski has interest from Boston College, College of Charleston, High Point, Illinois State, James Madison, Towson and Wake Forest.

The Virginia native said he has not scheduled any visits yet, but that C-of-C wants him to come down for one. The Cougars are not the only ones who would like to entertain Gorski.

Wake Forest jumped in the chase this summer, watching him in Orlando and then in Georgia at the Peach Jam. Walt Corbean is recruiting him for the Deacs.

"They [the Demon Deacons] just said keep working on my game, they're really impressed, just keep working hard, and they're going to be down and want me to come see them play this season, and want me to come up for a visit," Gorski said.

He said in college he hopes to play small forward, but must improve his athleticism and ball-handling. Gorski is jumping rope, doing drills in a weight vest, running hills and working on his agility to transform his body.

"If I can get a lot quicker I think I could really fit in as a three, and be a slasher and knock down shots," Gorski said. "As a four I think I could provide matchup problems, and score in many different ways."

The Virginia product is Benedictine's biggest player, so small forward will have to wait.

"I'll be the position five, but I'll just run the middle hard and then I'll back-screen out, and I can play inside or out," Gorski said.

Speaking of inside and out, Gorski has been out of touch lately with college coaches throughout the transition from Cosby to Benedictine, but does not seem worried.

"Right now I'm open to anything," Gorski said. "For me what will help with my decision I'll talk to my family, and I want to have a good relationship with the coaching staff that I'll be with."

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