July 30, 2015
The future looks bright for Glenelg Country 2017 Connor Walsh.
The 6-foot-3 shooting guard spent his summer playing on the EYBL circuit, and has parlayed that exposure into Ivy League interest, and the interest is mutual for the cerebral guard.
“The biggest interest I’ve received is from Princeton. I went down to their elite camp and they didn't really know me before that, but I played really well, probably the best ball I've played this summer. I talked with a couple of their coaches and they said they really liked my game and they’d be following me. And then I got invited back to Princeton again and had another very nice showing there,” said Walsh, who is set to visit two additional Ivy League campuses this weekend.
“I’m going to visit Yale this weekend, and then next weekend Penn, so I’m really interested in the Ivy League schools. And then a couple of D3s; Vassar College, York College and Lycoming have been talking to me as well. Another D1 school watching me is George Washington, last year I was invited to a game after they watched me play.”
Princeton though, left quite the impression on the talented guard, and he was eager to talk about the Tigers and their staff.
“I really enjoyed Princeton, it’s just a beautiful campus and the coaches said some really nice things to me that made me feel real good. I feel like it’ll be a similar effect this weekend with Yale and UPenn.”
With his 16U season recently wrapping up, he says the experience of playing in the EYBL with Maryland 3D was one to remember.
“I went to try out for them and made the team and I had a really good experience with them playing in the EYBL this year. It was amazing, I think we belonged there — even though we only won one game, the atmosphere was incredible, we lost a lot of close games.”
Walsh says his best skill is shooting the ball, but has been working to improve his ball-handling, and his defense.
“Definitely shooting the ball is one of my strengths, I feel like I have very good range and I shot a good percentage from 3 this year,” he said. “And I’m learning to become more of a ball-handler and I think my defense is a strength, I’ve really worked on that and I feel confident in that too.”
As he embarks on his upperclassman years at Glenelg Country, he says retaining his starting spot, and becoming a consistent scorer are his goals.
“Last year I didn't start at the beginning of the year, but I was starting towards the end, so I hope to fill that starting role again,” said Walsh. “I hope to be a reliable scorer for the team and hopefully average anywhere between 13 and 16 points, and really help the team that way.”