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Graves County big man Chris Vogt has committed to play college basketball at Northern Kentucky University. The 7' senior signed with the Norse at an 11:00 am press conference today at Graves County High School.
Vogt chose NKU over his other three finalists, Kent State, Ball State and Samford.
“I really enjoyed my official visit to NKU,” Vogt said. “It's not too far from home and they just moved to Division 1, so hopefully I'll get a chance to play in the NCAA tournament. I felt a connection with the coaching staff and they showed the most interest in me throughout the whole recruiting process.”
In all, Vogt collected 15 college offers. He said he wanted to go ahead and commit early so he could focus on his senior season at Graves County. Vogt said he enjoyed the recruiting process but it was humbling and overwhelming at times.
"It was a long process and I learned a lot," Vogt said. "I'm glad it's over. I want to thank all the coaches and schools that recruited me."
Vogt, considered at 3-star prospect by recruiting site 247Sports, averaged 17 points, 9.6 rebounds and 5.8 blocks per game as a junior, leading the Eagles to last year's regional semifinals. He set a state record for most blocked shots in a season with 190. He also tied a state record for most blocks in a game with his 17-block performance against Webster County.
"This is a great day for Chris and for our basketball program," said Graves County head coach Josh Frick. "All of the work that Chris has put in has brought him to this point and I couldn't be more excited for him and his family."
NKU is located in Highland Heights, KY, seven miles southeast of downtown Cincinnati, OH. In August of this year, NKU's Department of Intercollegiate Athletics was granted active status as a Division 1 institution by the NCAA. With active status, NKU is now a full Division 1 member, which means NKU's student-athletes can compete for berths into NCAA championships.
NKU joined the Horizon League in 2015 after leaving the Atlantic Sun Conference.
story credit to Joe Jackson-West Kentucky Star.