One do it all player out of Wisconsin earning himself plenty of interest from small level colleges is Declan Ciurlik. Ciurlik is a 6’3” senior guard/forward who attends Homestead High School and played with Phenom University. He currently sits at 25th in the NY2LAWISCONSIN.COM Class of 2020 player rankings. 

Homestead High School currently holds a 13-8 record on the season. Ciurlik has been a large part of that success putting up a highly balanced stat line of 17.5 points, 6 rebounds, and 5 assists per game. One major accomplishment Ciurlik was able to achieve recently was his 1000th career point. On January 31st, the senior put up 21 points in a game against Cedarburg to pass the 1000-point mark. “It was a dream come true scoring 1000 points, it has been something I’ve been working really hard to accomplish and I’m just glad I was able to accomplish it.”

Ciurlik is a 6’3” wing who has great versatility and does so much on the court to contribute. He has a solid frame and scores it in a number of ways; driving it strong to the basket, jumpers from beyond the arc, and will even score posting up. He has the ability to defend guards as well as forwards and rebounds well for his size. The senior has great versatility and can play on or off the ball. A couple things the senior is currently working on improving is his lateral quickness and pull up jump shot. 

Before this season Ciurlik was able to receive his first scholarship from Menlo College, a NAIA school in Atherton, California. “It was amazing to get offered by Menlo. Ever since a kid I’ve always dreamed about playing in college and that first offer was very special for me,” he mentioned on how it was to receive the scholarship. When talking about if there is anything he likes about the west coast school, the senior stated, “I really like the area and the team at Menlo, they play the style I like and really like it in California.” 

Some of the many other schools recruiting Ciurlik include Lawrence University, Loras College, Macalester College, Milwaukee School of Engineering, and Wisconsin-Stevens Point. “I’m looking for an academic fit and basketball wise I’m looking for a team that competes and has a great culture,” the senior stated on what he wants from his future school. The wing said he will be looking to make his college decision following the high school season.