Prior to Utah: Kyle Kuzma is originally from Burton, Michigan. Scout.com listed Kuzma as the 25th best power forward in the nation for his class and ESPN featured him as a four-star commit that could potentially be a centerpiece to a team. A potential mismatch problem with some throwback tools on the low post, he covers the court, handles the ball well and is active on the offensive glass.
The 6-9 wing has a unique combination of size, length, and skill and continues to improve after averaging roughly 22 points and seven rebounds to lead Rise Academy in his first year against national competition. Kuzma selected Utah over UConn, Missouri, Oklahoma State, Penn State, Tennessee and Seton Hall.