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5-Star Kylan Boswell sets Arizona, Illinois visits; talks UNLV and options

Jamie Shaw02/07/22
Article written by:On3 imageJamie Shaw

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2023 5-star point guard Kylan Boswell of Chandler (AZ) AZ Compass (photo cred- Jamie Shaw)

Chandler (AZ) AZ Compass point guard Kylan Boswell is the On3 Consensus No. 11 player in the 2023 class. The 6-foot-2 point guard spent his summer winning a U16 FIBA Carolinas gold medal with Team USA and a 16u Peach Jam championship with Team Why Not.

“I feel I’m a good leader,” Boswell told On3. “I can shoot the ball at a high clip, and I’m a really good defender. I’m getting downhill a lot better since the summer; I’ve been working on that. I’ve heard I play like Trae Young, and I watch a lot of him. Some people have said Devin Booker too. I like how both of them can get to their spots.”

On January 11, On3’s Joe Tipton broke Boswell’s Top 8 schools, Arizona, Illinois, Michigan, UNLV, Oregon, Texas Tech, and Southern Cal. Kylan Boswell spoke exclusively with On3 about his visits set and what is next.

“These are my final eight schools,” Boswell said. “I feel like I am coming closer to a decision the more I talk with schools and take these visits.”

Boswell talks recruitment

UNLV: “I really like that visit, Coach (Brandon) Chappell and Coach (Kevin) Kruger are my guys. Coming in, I thought Vegas was just the strip, but their campus is isolated from that. I really liked what they showed me, and I’m taking them a lot more seriously after that visit. I learned a lot about their history, Tark and all that I didn’t know.”

Illinois: “I have a visit set up with them for February 11. That is where I am from; being the hometown hero has always been a thing for me. Coach (Brad) Underwood and (Geoff) Alexander are my guys, and I talk to them all the time. I am excited to take the visit and see what they are all about.”

Arizona: “I have a visit set with them for February 19. I like coach Tommy (Lloyd) a lot. They have been recruiting me hard, and I am not that far from the program. I have been watching how they play their guards, and they have done really well this year.”

“My mom is the one who sets up the visits, and we are still trying to figure out what we are going to do. After Arizona, we are going right back into game stuff, so I am not going to have much time for visits, but we will see what I can do.

G-League and 2022

“I have talked about going to 2022 with my parents, and we are not sure,” Boswell said. “We are going to take our time with that decision.

“I don’t know much about the G-League situation; I haven’t even talked about it with my parents yet. Of course, it is a route to the NBA, and that is the main goal, but we haven’t had that discussion yet.”

Boswell’s take

“I will be looking closely at the environment of the school,” Boswell said. “If I can see myself walking to class every day. I’ll see how much I actually like the program, with the coaches, how they do stuff, see if they are moral.”

On3’s take

Kylan Boswell is one of the premier point guards in the 2023 class. You immediately notice the good weight he has put on since the summer. He plays with a great pace, very fast but still controlled. Boswell attacks the pick and roll well and makes excellent decisions out of it. He is an active defender both on the ball and in the passing lanes. While he does not have top of the line explosion, Boswell can get done what he needs on the court. Boswell is vocal, like a coach on the floor, and positive with his teammates. His demeanor and presence seems to breed winning.