Posted On: 01/2/18 11:52 AM
Mount Pleasant senior point guard Brady Sartorius has enjoyed one of the finer careers of any player we’ve covered since starting Prep Hoops Iowa in 2014, and soon, that illustrious career will come to an end.
But there’s still much to accomplish, and more recruitment that will occur.
This past offseason, Upper Iowa offered Sartorius — Iowa’s 18th-ranked 2018 — a scholarship, that spot has been filled and is no longer available. But other programs are hot on his trail, including JuCos (SWCC has offered) and D2s.
“There’s three JuCos, Kirkwood, SCC (Southeastern) and Southwestern that have been contacting me, and Southwestern gave me an offer. I also have Sioux Falls and Wayne State, and I’ll be going to Sioux Falls for a visit (he visited last Saturday),” said Sartorius.
The 6-foot floor general laid out some details about the differences he sees between D2 and JuCo ball.
“With D2, the pro of that is you know where you’re going to be all four years, you don’t really have to worry about finding a new fit after two years,” said Sartorius. “JuCo, you can use to progress on your skills and end up getting better looks, for me maybe a high D2 or a D1.”
Sartorius has continued to further his game and make progress since his freshman season with the Panthers, and this past offseason with Kingdom Hoops up until now is no exception.
“In the offseason, I was working on being more efficient with my dribble-moves and just getting to the place where I need to get to and not messing around,” said Sartorius. “I was also working on being able to extend my pull-up out to the 3-point line, and I feel like I did that.”
His progress is evident, and through eight games this season, he’s averaging 22.1 points per game and has been extremely efficient, posting a 50-40-90 line.
Aside from an opening night loss to two-time defending champs Cedar Rapids Xavier, and a narrow loss to 4A contenders Dubuque, Hempstead, Mount pleasant has been great so far. They’re 6-2 as they head into the latter part of the season.
“I thought we played really well our first game against Xavier, but they outplayed us and I’d like to get another shot at them. Since then, we’ve really come along as a team and everyone is playing really well,” said Sartorius.
And after being ousted in the quarterfinals of the 3A state tourney last season, the goal is to not only make it back to Wells Fargo Arena, but to do some damage once they get there.
“Making the state tournament again is a team goal, and then get past that first game and eventually get to the championship and win it,” said Sartorius.
“As an individual, I just want to pretty much keep doing what I’m doing, and keep improving in my 3-point shot and get to the rim and score over big guys.”