Posted On: 04/19/17 6:00 AM
New Trier 2019 center Ciaran Brayboy stands at 6’9” with broad shoulders and a strong upper body. He is a physical low post prospect that when he gets involved plays with a lot of energy. Seems to play much better with his Mac Irvin Fire team than when we saw him during the high school season. Displays skill with hook shots over both shoulders. High/low finish. Also gets on the offensive glass consistently. Converts dump off passes. Rim protector on the defensive end. Impressed with the motor he has played with early in the spring. Mid-major and low-majors need to start looking into one of the better 2019 post in the state. He could be a high-major kid when it is all said and done.
Brayboy discussed his sophomore campaign at New Trier.
“It was way different than my freshman year. I didn’t play that much on varsity last year. This year I started and played a ton. I was just getting a feel for it. I started out strong. We went to Arizona and I hurt my ankle. I tried to comeback and work with it. Then I hurt it again. I got really sick. I came back for the playoffs and we did ok.”
He seems to play his best ball with the Mac Irvin Fire on the circuit.
“They have great coaches. They are always there to energize you and support you. Nick (Irvin) is a great coach. I really like playing for him. He always gets me excited to play.”
Where has he improved the most as a player?
“Shooting. I worked a lot on it. I need to do it more. I know I can do it. I just need to recognize it more in the game and do it more.”
Brayboy told us he feels he has three strengths at this stage.
“Athleticism, defense, and my rebounding.”
What is going on with recruiting?
“Southern Illinois said they are going to offer a few weeks back. I have interest from Wisconsin, Nebraska, Richmond, Holy Cross, Illinois, Northwestern, and Tulane.”