After being pursued by schools from many of the major conferences across the country, 6’9″ Lee’s Summit North star David Kravish has announced his intention to attend California next season. After narrowing to Cal, Colorado, Creighton, Iowa and Wichita State, the decision was announced on Thursday according to multiple sources. Many had speculated that Iowa was the odds on favorite to score his services or that Creighton or Colorado might have the inside track because of MOKAN Elite AAU teammates Avery Dingman and Alec Burks. But, Kravish’s pre-med interests might have been the deciding factor.
Kravish was late to the recruiting landscape, but after growing six inches from his freshman season, he began to catch the eyes of college coaches. His junior year and 2010 summer circuit then allowed the power forward to show his speed and touch in the mid-range game that more resembled a much smaller player. He is now rated 89 by ESPN and has shown off a motor and aggressiveness that made him one of Kansas City’s best 2011 prospects and our choice for 2010-11 player of the year in KCMO. In his February match-up against Princeton commit Denton Koon with Liberty High School, Kravish went for 13 points and 10 rebounds in helping his team win a tight game. The next week, he followed-up with 17 and 11 in a District Championship win over Rockhurst.
In helping to lead the Broncos to the state tournament in his junior year, he averaged 11 points and 8 rebounds on a team that featured two seniors also making significant contributions (Chase Salazar and BJ Dunbar). In his senior season, he will be the featured player and should put up big numbers in the Suburban 7 league.
Many recruiting services including NY2LA Sports and Scout feel Kravish still has untapped potential and could be a force at the D1 level. “He has tremendous offensive skills. He can put the ball on the floor and attack you off the dribble, he’s a great passer, and from 20 feet can knock down the jump shot,” said his coach Mike Hilbert. As for his smaller frame, Coach Hilbert is confident he will work to get bigger, “He’s a great kid, a tremendous worker. He’s done everything he can to be in the weight room.”