Posted On: 10/25/17 6:00 AM
It takes a tough perimeter defender to stick with 6’4” guard/wing Kenny Ganley (2019) from Brecksville-Broadview Heights.
“Last year in the high school season I think I got too many charges. Like I’d just take it in, go as hard as I can and just give a shoulder and knock people over,” Ganley told Prep Hoops.
Ganley is looking to find the middle ground between being physical while avoiding charge calls. But, this trend speaks to his playing style with Brecksville-Broadview Heights. Ganley is a problem when attacking the basket.
“Scoring around the rim is definitely what I excel at, I think. I definitely do shoot the three well, I think. When I get guys collapsing around me, kicking it out or scoring,” Ganley said.
While Ganley is the primary ball-handler during the high school season, he’s one of these prospects who has to adjust to a completely different role with his AAU program. With Ohio Basketball Club on the adidas Gauntlet, Ganley diversifies his game by being a spot-up shooter.
“I think most of these coaches are looking for versatile wings that could do both, not just one thing. I feel like versatility is definitely key for these programs,” Ganley said.
At the moment, Ganley’s versatility, skills, and toughness, have yielded two Division II offers. Both Notre Dame (OH) and Northwood have offered within the last 12 months.
Northwood is pursuing Ganley pretty hard hard right now, with head coach Jeff Rekeweg staying directly involved in his recruitment.
“Coach Jeff Rekeweg came in to watch me workout with my high school coach last week or two weeks ago. He wants me to come down … This summer he was at every single AAU game. Like at Vegas, he was there all the time. He’s a super nice guy,” Ganley said
Ganley has also started to see interest from the Division I level.
“I’ve taken three unofficial visits so far, to Youngstown State, Kent State, and Cleveland State … I got a call from Robert Morris’ assistant coach,” Ganley said.
Similar to most prospects, Ganley is just looking for the right fit. So, what does “fit” mean to Ganley?
“Coaching staff is definitely a big factor in that. The school, the campus, I feel like you got to like the campus and like the school. Like get a good feel of the school,” Ganley said.
At the moment, Ganley carries between a 2.9 and 3.0 GPA. He will take the ACT for the first time at the end of this month.