Class of 2023 wing Jamie Kaiser Jr. is “supposed to be taking” a visit “to Indiana soon” he told Inside the Hall.
The 6-foot-6, 200-pound wing attends Bishop Ireton High School in Virginia and plays for New World Basketball on the 3SSB (adidas) circuit. Kaiser Jr. is rated as a three-star prospect and ranks 168th in the 2023 class, according to the 247Sports Composite.
On June 5, Kaiser Jr. announced a top nine list that included Virginia, Indiana, Miami, Boston College, Iowa, Wake Forest, West Virginia, Maryland and Wisconsin. But UCLA has now been added to the mix, Kaiser Jr. said.
Mike Woodson was among the head coaches to have recently watched Kaiser Jr. play.
Inside the Hall spoke with Kaiser Jr. about his recruitment and more:
How has your recruitment gone overall?
“It’s actually really blown up. It came — it all came in like the past two months. So it’s really exciting.”
Why do you think your stock has risen a lot?
“I mean, I played in one of the tougher conferences in the country (Washington Catholic Athletic Conference) and I did real well. I was the leading scorer in the conference and then I went to the adidas Gauntlet and did really good in those first two live periods and then that’s when things started.”
You announced a top nine list (Virginia, Indiana, Miami, Boston College, Iowa, Wake Forest, West Virginia, Maryland, Wisconsin), are those still the schools you’re focusing on?
“I mean, yeah. UCLA jumped in the mix yesterday. So they’ll be added on there. But that’s the final list.”
Who have you recently been in contact with?
“Indiana, Virginia, just mostly the schools in that top nine.”
Where have you taken visits and when did take them?
“In the first week of May, I took one to Harvard and I took one to Wisconsin. And then I took one to Virginia and then I took one to Maryland.”