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Rising stock: Gabe Wiznitzer

By Ian Snowdeal

Hargrave Military Academy was a late fill-in for Brewster Academy at the 2020 Spalding Hoophall Classic on Sunday afternoon. The team was playing in the area and took the chance to participate in one of the most prolific high school showcases in the nation.

Hargrave put on a show for the crowd scoring 91 points and defeating four-star recruit Matthew Alexander-Moncrieffe’s Orangeville Prep squad.

One player that took many reporters, scouts and fans attention was six-foot-eleven center Gabe Wiznitzer. Although he only scored nine points in his Hoophall debut, he showed great potential with no fear to attack the rim and a great shooting touch.

“This first half I was a bit shaky and in the second half I got into more of a groove, just focusing on winning and not being selfish,” said Wiznitzer.

He is currently in his first year at Hargrave Academy and has been working on developing his body for the next level. Wiznitzer has offers from 14 schools including Clemson, George Washington, and DePaul. He plans on staying in the class of 2021, but he did say “if the right opportunity comes, I could go 2020.”

Wiznitzer has taken unofficial visits to Clemson, Georgia Tech and George Washington and said, “I’m trying to take an official visit to either Penn, TCU or Clemson, I’m still trying to figure that out.”

Having lost 15 pounds since arriving at Hargrave and continuing to develop his skills and body for the Division I level, his main focus is on “Trying to lose body fat and tone my muscles up.” With the possibility of another year of development, Wiznitzer will be a name to watch in the coming months.

Wiznitzer has been in close contact with Clemson during his recruitment process and said, “I like Clemson cause that’s where I’m from, but honestly I’m just looking for a place that I can keep developing as a player.”

Photo Courtesy of Ian Snowdeal

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