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Posted On: 01/16/18 6:00 AM
New Trier 2019 center Ciaran Brayboy ranks among the best centers in the 2019 class in Illinois. The 6’9” post is extremely physical down low and at times plays like a bull in a china shop. Finishes in a variety of ways down low with a right handed hook shot along with a high/low finishes. Plus shot blocking presence. Mid-major upside here.
Brayboy spoke about his start as a junior.
“I have been playing well. I am just trying to win. I don’t care if I score 50 or 0. I just want to win. It is not just me scoring I have to assist my teammates and play defense.”
The post says he has seen growth in a couple specific areas.
“I think I have calmed down a lot. I was sped up in July. I worked on my free throws. My defense and my quickness. I have worked on strength in the weight room this off season.”
What can he bring to a team at the college level?
“Number one energy and hustle. Other than that I feel I can be a huge threat inside offensively and defensively. I can kick out of double teams.”
The junior top 10 post updated us on where things stand on the recruiting front.
“Stanford is showing interest in me and I have shown interest in them. They are a high academic school and that is what I like. They give scholarships where Ivy League schools give academic assistance so that is a plus. Yale and all the Ivy Leagues. Notre Dame has shown interest. I got an offer from Wisconsin-Milwaukee in the offseason. Wisconsin has talked to me a little.”