Posted On: 02/5/18 5:00 AM
We first caught a glimpse of Des Moines Christian 6-foot-4 guard Brady Hewitt last summer when he was playing with Beyond Ball 15U.
It was clear then that he had a chance to be one of the best young prospects in Iowa, and he’s proven that this winter with the Lions.
Hewitt is a versatile prospect who can play down low or from the perimeter. He explained his playing style during a recent phone interview with PHIA.
“For school, I play more down low, but for AAU, I’m more of a perimeter player. I’m pretty good at shooting 3s, but I’m also pretty good down low,” said Hewitt.
“I’d like to start getting more into playing guard, I have the right height for an average college-sized guard. I’ll just need to work on my handles a little more. But that’s where I see myself.”
This season, as a sophomore with Des Moines Christian, Hewitt has helped the Lions to an 18-2 mark and a high-ranking in class 2A. He’s averaging 7.5 points and three rebounds per game.
“My role is to be a scorer and rebounder, and I think I’ve been playing pretty well. I’ve had some good games and bad games, just like everyone,” said Hewitt. “I could definitely score a little more, but my main role is to play big and guard the other team’s big-man, and score when I can.
Next month, Hewitt’s sophomore season with be over with, and then he’ll head into his 16U offseason with Beyond Ball’s 16U squad.
“I really like the coach there, John Lamb, I’ve been working with him for two years. He’s just really helped me out with my game, and they just got a new facility that’s pretty nice,” said Hewitt. “There’s some other guys from my team that are going to play there, too.”
The 16U offseason is a time when exposure and recruitment begin to pick up, Hewitt says he’s looking forward it.
“I’m just hoping to play and hopefully get noticed,” said Hewitt. “I just like basketball and it’s something I hope I can do in college.”