Bobby Klintman, the No. 123 overall prospect in the 2022 class, has committed to the Wake Forest Demon Deacons, he tells 247Sports.
The 6-foot-9, 200-pound forward out of Sweden who move to the US to play at Bel Air (Kan.) Sunrise Christian committed to play for Steve Forbes over Seton Hall.
“Their three-man is leaving and I feel like it’s a great spot,” Klintman said of why he chose Wake Forest. “I just felt like it was a great spot, the coaching staff was great. I have been here for a day-and-a-half now and just looking at the city and the campus and everything, it’s beautiful. The facilities are unreal and it’s the ACC so it’s going to be some good competition.As far as it looks right now, it’s going to be a great situation for me.Their style of play matches how I play almost perfectly and my mom and me were so happy so I feel like I had to commit.”
Klintman was previously committed to Colorado and Maryland. His first commitment to Maryland reopened following Mark Turgeon stepping down as head coach and his recruitment reopened following his second commitment to Colorado due to issues with admissions but that isn’t the case with Wake Forest.
While he only recently reopened his recruitment from Colorado, he struck up a quick relationship with Steve Forbes.
“He’s a laid back, really cool coach, he got some jokes in his bag, he’s funny,” he said of what stood out about the head coach. “He’s a really good coach and everywhere he has been he has won. On the basketball court, he is serious and he just wants to develop his guys and I feel like he makes it feel like a family.”
Klintman is a versatile and talented forward prospect with plenty of untapped potential. He only moved to Sunrise this past season and as with most international prospects, it took him a year to adjust and get settled.
“Their plan and vision is coach Forbes doesn’t see me as a four-man but he sees me as a guard,” said Klintman. “I will probable play at the two and the three spot but I will have to earn my minutes. If I just grind and develop as they think I could, I will probably get some minutes early.”
“I feel like I am going to bring a big guard to the team, contribute with some scoring, I am a good passer so I will try to find my teammates, so just my energy and another piece to the team,” he added.
Klintman is Wake Forest’s second high school commitment in 2022 joining four-star commit Zach Keller.