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Ohio University recruiting: Kerry Kaminski moves from big time to Mid-American

Kenny Kaminski is a big time catch for Ohio University after playing major college basketball at Michigan State.

Kaminski in a Spartans Uniform
Kaminski in a Spartans Uniform
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Kenny Kaminski as a player when he was coming out of high school  was touted as high as a four star recruit. This is why he landed in East Lansing to play for coach Tom Izzo at Michigan State.

While in East Lansing, Kaminski played in 31 contests for the Spartans and averaged 4.9 points per game which does not seem like a lot, but Kaminski did shoot 49.4 percent from behind the arc. This led the Big Ten in overall 3-point percentage.

His 78 3-pointers were also the third highest in school history. After the 2013-2014 season, Izzo announced that Kaminski had been dismissed from the Michigan State basketball program for what is thought to be academic reasons. He sat out the 2014-2015 season to be eligible to play next year in the MAC for the Ohio University Bobcats.

Kaminski has two years of eligibility remaining which may mean trouble for other teams in the MAC. Kaminski is a versatile power forward who can shoot from the outside, but  he can hold his own in the paint standing at 6-8. Kaminski will be one of, if not the best player on the Bobcats roster. Kaminski was not rated as high as the No. 86 recruit in the country by some services for no reason.

He could be a complete game changer in the MAC and could help the Bobcats turn around their 10-20 record last season. The Bobcats need a big change in Saul Phillip's second season as head coach in Athens. They start the 2015-2016 season in the U.S. Virgin Islands against Tulsa.

Kaminski is a player that was given a second chance by Ohio University after squandering his time at Michigan State. He is a very talented player who it seems has found his place. Kaminski did get to participate in the preseason team activity last year known as Bobcat Madness and was shooting lights out from the 3-point line on his way to winning the team's 3-point contest.

Overall, he seems to be making a smooth transition from Spartan to Bobcat Green.