Vogrich Visits SLU Elite Camp

Matt Vogrich

The first time Lake Forest (Ill.) High School guard Matt Vogrich walked around Saint Louis University's Chaifetz Arena back in the fall, he had to put on a hardhat. On Saturday, the Illinois native was able to check out the finished product during the SLU Elite Camp.

"It's real nice," Vogrich said Monday. "The new sports complex and all the new things they've added, it's nice. It looks like with coach (Rick) Majerus in there and the new facility, Saint Louis basketball will be way up in the next few years."

A 6-foot-4 shooting guard, Vogrich received his first scholarship offer from Majerus and Saint Louis back in the fall during his junior year. Since that time, he has picked up an offer from Miami-Ohio and has drawn interest from several schools with a strong spring season on the AAU circuit.

Vogrich said he talks to the SLU and Miami coaches the most, but has been in contact with several other schools as well.

"I talk to Northwestern a lot," he said. "I talk to Virginia some. I talk to William and Mary. That's probably the biggest five. I talk to a lot of Ivy League schools, Harvard and Princeton."

As for a decision, Vogrich said he would probably wait until the end of the July when the AAU season wraps up.

As a sophomore, his first year as a varsity starter, Vogrich averaged 15 points per game, made 86.8 percent of his free throw attempts (66 of 76) and 39 percent of his 3-point attempts (54 of 139).

During his junior season, Vogrich said he averaged 19 points and 8 rebounds per game playing primarily a small forward spot because his team doesn't have much size.

Vogrich projects as a shooting guard in college, but he said he's working on improving his ball handling so he can help bring the ball down the floor or play some point guard if his team needs him to.

The Lake Forest guard was impressive at the SLU Elite Camp and showed why he drew such an early scholarship offer from the Billikens. Vogrich has grown a little bit, from 6-3 to 6-4, is more athletic than people probably give him credit for and showed off the sweet shooting stroke that has garnered attention from various Division I schools.

Because he and his family arrived at the camp shortly before the start and had to leave right after, they only got a brief look at the campus. But after making an unofficial visit in the fall and then seeing it again on Saturday, Vogrich definitely liked what he has seen.

"It's a really gorgeous campus," he said. "The grass on the soccer fields and all that, it's nice to look at. It's nice. I could definitely see myself playing there."

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