Bobi Klintman—a 6-9, 200 pound PF from Malmo, Sweden—has committed to Wake Forest, becoming the second member of the 2022 recruiting class for the Deacs.
Four-star senior Bobi Klintmann has committed to Wake Forest. Sweden native. One-time Maryland and Colorado commit. 6-foot-9 wing with upside.— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) May 14, 2022
Klintman is rated as a 4-star prospect and the 123rd best recruit in the 2022 class by 247Sports. Though he is from Sweden, Klintman has been playing for Sunrise Christian Academy in Bel Aire Kansas, where he helped the Buffaloes to a 22-4 record and 1 seed in the 2022 Geico Nationals tournament this year.
Klintman originally committed to play at Maryland over offers from Rutgers, Kansas, Texas A&M, Loyola-Chicago and Virginia, but decided to reopen his recruitment after Mark Turgeon stepped down. He then signed a letter of intent to play for Colorado earlier this spring, but when that became “no longer an option,” he once again reopened his commitment before ultimately decided to become a Demon Deacon.
From what little I have seen from Klintman, he looks like the exact type of player Steve Forbes wants for his positionless, 4-out/5-out offense. He has a great combination of size and athleticism at 6-9 and shoots from the outside very well. According to On3’s Jamie Shaw, “Bobi Klintman’s frame immediately pops from the second he steps on the floor. He has legit height and long arms; he moves in a way that may remind some of Keegan Murray at the same stage. Klintman is skilled, and he can knock down the three-point shot off the catch and push the break off the rebound. He is a fluid athlete and is learning how to switch up a lineup and defend on the block. Klintman, a native of Sweden, will need to continue getting used to the game’s speed and getting stronger. But there are many natural tools to work with and develop. You have to be intrigued by the upside. Klintman’s brother Ibbe is a forward at Central Arkansas.”
Check out some of his highlights below, and Go Deacs!