Class of 2023 wing Jamie Kaiser Jr. has completed an official visit to Indiana.
Kaiser Jr., listed at 6-foot-6 and 200 kilos, is ranked one hundred and first nationally in the 2023 class, in accordance to the 247Composite. Indiana provided Kaiser Jr. a scholarship in May 2022.
As a junior final season, the wing performed for Bishop Ireton High School in Virginia. But as a senior, Kaiser will probably be at powerhouse IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida.
Kaiser Jr. was accompanied by his father, Jamie Kaiser Sr., on the official visit to Indiana. Inside the Hall spoke with Kaiser Sr. about the visit.
Overall, what stood out to you about the visit?
Kaiser Sr.: “The location, in addition to simply the folks… We’re speaking about the platform — is phenomenal. But what makes it phenomenal are the folks there. It was nice.”
When you point out the location, what particularly about the location?
Kaiser Sr.: “Well, when you consider Pittsburgh, what do you consider? What sporting staff do you consider when you consider Pittsburgh? I’m asking you.”
ITH: “The Steelers.”
Sr. Kaiser: “There you go. When you consider IU, what do you consider?”
Sr. Kaiser: “There you go. Location… We’re born and raised in Erie, Pennsylvania — Pittsburgh followers. It’s the identical kind of environment. I imply, I do know IU has a soccer staff, however you’d by no means know that if you’re there about basketball. That’s how intense it was. And it was very refreshing.”
When you have been there, what gave you that impression?
Kaiser Sr.: “There have been followers out in the (Assembly Hall) parking zone. And we did not know what the hell was occurring. But they have been simply regular folks welcoming us to our visit. Not with the workers. Not introduced up. Just regular folks… strolling by way of the campus. So it jogs my memory of Pittsburgh. That’s how I used to be once I was rising up. You simply knew who was on the town. You knew the people who they have been gonna draft… Some folks would suppose it is a little bit intense. But he (Jamie Jr.) embraced it. He was like ‘Dad that is the tradition of the basketball.’ So, it was fairly neat.”
For somebody who hasn’t gone on a visit to IU, are you able to undergo what that course of is like? What are some of the issues that you simply do?
Kaiser Sr.: “I imply, you are going by way of the educational piece, you are going by way of the basketball piece, you are going by way of what the expectations are, assembly the gamers, breaking bread, fellowshipping… All the visits are the the identical They’re letting you recognize what they’ve to provide and the way you match. So from IU to UVA to Wisconsin, it is a related agenda, it is simply how they current it. And if it is a good match. So I believe all of the faculties do an awesome job placing their finest foot ahead. What’s good is you are in a position to have that dialogue throughout dinner or lunch or no matter. So I am unable to knock any of these.”
When you speak about the manner that IU offered it, how did they current it?
Kaiser Sr.: “For Jamie, talking for him and myself, the alternative to play was offered, but in addition the model of play. And so, you recognize, all of these stuff you’re speaking about are ancillary. But the primary factor is, you recognize, first a scholar-athlete is: academically have they got what you need to research? Secondly, am I going to have the ability to contribute when I’m on campus? And model of play issues… There are two coaches that actually stood out for me. Obviously, coach Woodson and (Brian) Walsh. Having Woodson’s NBA data of how to get these… younger males prepared… for the NBA and what they’re searching for, from whether or not it is scout analysis, common supervisor, what-not. And simply Walsh’s potential to join with these gamers… That does not low cost any of the different coaches. But these two coaches stood out to me, with regard to what was interesting about IU basketball.”
Are there any moments throughout the official visit to IU that particularly stood out to you?
Kaiser Sr.: “For me, it was getting to see and having conversations with coach Woodson nearly understanding the historical past from 1977 when he began to current day and the way all these gamers from earlier than him and after him all have been nonetheless linked… It was humbling to see that… Once an IU basketball participant, at all times. So that was very self-evident. So it was fairly neat.”
Did you guys have a favourite restaurant that you simply ate at whilst you have been there?
Sr. Kaiser: “…Actually, you recognize what, we did. It was the — we simply had a breakfast, it was proper by the Graduate. It was a little bit place, little restaurant place by the Graduate. I do not know the identify of it.”
ITH: “Was it Bedräk (Cafe)?”
Kaiser Sr: “Yes… I’ll let you know proper now, like Indiana is excessive on Jamie’s listing as a result of it checks so many packing containers for therefore many various causes. It was only a nice campus, however extra importantly, simply nice folks.”
Do you guys have a timetable in phrases of making a call?
Kaiser Sr.: “No… We made our choice as a household for him to go to IMG (Academy). So he’ll be going there in August. So I believe that is going to sluggish our course of down. So we’re simply going to consider it. I believe he has 4 extra visits his senior yr that he is going to take and I believe he is gonna take all of them.”
What have been the elements that led to deciding to attend IMG Academy?
Kaiser Sr.: “Only one: to get school prepared.”
Does Jamie Jr. have any extra visits deliberate proper now?
Sr. Kaiser: “Not to my data. Actually, we’ll most likely have a dialog after we drive again to Pittsburgh tomorrow. But there is a couple of coaches which were asking, however we’ve not nailed something down.”
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