Credit needs to go to Geaux4it from Egriz for giving me the heads up on this one. Geaux4it mentioned that he believes the Griz coaches are recruiting Kevin Mulloy of Oxnard high school in Oxnard California. I have done some checking around and it appears that the Griz coaches are making a big push to get Mulloy in for a home visit. Here is a little info on Mulloy.
Mulloy is a 6-7 (I have also seen him listed at 6-6) 210 pound combo forward from Oxnard high school in Oxnard California. This past season he was named player of the year for the Pacific View League, and has won numerous other awards. He averaged 14 points, 10 rebounds and 3 blocks a game while shooting 44% from the field, 21% from beyond the three point arc and, 71% from the charity strip. Mulloy is primarily listed as a power forward and is physical and scrappy player. He is also a pretty good perimeter shooter and has very good ball skills and likes to play an inside out game with his defenders.
ESPN last summer gave him an 85 rating and ranked him as the 77th power forward in the country. Here is what they had to say.
September, 2008: Mulloy has gotten considerably stronger heading into his junior campaign. He has always had an intriguing frame with very broad shoulders and long arms, but now he has begun to fill out. Despite his large frame he can get off the floor fairly quickly and he has some deceptive bounce to his game. He is a very versatile prospect that can score equally well inside and out. He has a soft shooting touch out to the stripe with a smooth release and he can also nail the pull-up (uses glass) from mid-range with equal aplomb. He isn’t overly quick, but he does have very good footwork around the paint area. In addition, he can utilize the pump fake and take defenders off the dribble. As Mulloy continues to develop his post skills and mid-range game he should get considerable interest from the mid-major level or higher.
Scout.com had the following evaluation of Mulloy this past spring.
Kevin Mulloy, 6-5 PF Oxnard (Calif.) High. Mulloy has a basketball body, with very long arms, a nice frame, a young face, high skill level and very good feel for the game. He shoots it well to 16-18 feet, he’s willing to play inside and he moves very well. Size is really the only issue that might keep some schools at a higher level from recruiting him. But he’s definitely worth a look at the mid major level.
His recruitment is in flux right now after the July evaluation period, with new schools like the Griz trying to get on board. Prior to the this though Portland, UC Santa Barbara, San Jose State UC Riverside, Penn, Yale, Santa Clara and Fresno State were all involved with him with San Jose being the first to offer him last winter. From what I hear Mulloy wants to go to a school where he can contribute early, and does not want to redshirt his first year, so signing with the largest school who offers may not be in the cards for Mulloy.