Posted On: 02/23/18 5:00 AM
North Scott guard Cortaviaus Seales has been methodically going about his business while helping one of the best teams in the state to an 18-3 record.
The 5-foot-11 junior is the team’s second-leading scorer — only his older brother Corvon scores it better — and he says it’s improving his mental approach to the game that’s helped him become of Iowa’s most solid 2019s.
“I’ve been working on my game mentally, and I’ve been trying to get stronger. I’ve been working on my 3-pointer and gaining a lot of confidence in that,” said Seales.
“The mental part of my game has been going really good, and it’s helped me out a lot this season. It’s just helped me to be more of a leader and not complain on the court, and preparing better for games.”
He added: “I just need to keep working on my shot and get more and more confidence with it. And just do the little things to help the team, like getting to the rim and finishing with both hands and developing a mid-range.”
Seales is averaging 9.4 points per game, and is also second on the team (also behind Corvon) in assists.
“I feel like this season has gone really good. I’ve just been doing what I can to help this team win,” said Seales. “Scoring when I need to, facilitating when I need to.”
Currently Iowa’s 10th-ranked 4A squad, Seales says he feels good about the team’s chance to make it all the way.
“I think we’ve got a really good chance to go all the way, everyone on this team knows their role, and we all know what we have to do to make it all the way.”
Cortaviaus Seales is ranked by Prep Hoops as a top 75 prospect in his class. To see the full ranking of Iowa’s 2019 class, click here.
As soon as his junior season is complete, Seales will head into a 17U season with Quad City Elite.
“This summer will be great, that team has a lot of talent, and I’ll just do what I need to do to contribute to the team and help us win,” said Seales. “And hopefully we can win a lot of tournaments.”
As for recruitment, there’s not much going on now, but he’s hoping that he can have a big-time spring and summer.
“I don’t really have a lot of schools looking at me. But this summer, I’m looking forward to the recruitment starting up,” said Seales. “And just doing what I need to do.”