Posted On: 03/16/18 1:32 PM
A top-20 prospect in Idaho’s 2020 class, 6-foot-3 guard Sy Eaton could soon be a target for a slew of area college coaches.
Eaton will be heading into his spring and summer ready to improve his already existing skill-set. He explained to PHID what it is that makes his such a dynamic player.
“My greatest impact is to be a leader. And I like to share the ball, that’s what I do. And another thing I like to do is pull-up and shoot the mid-range, because I’m bigger than other guards,” said Eaton.
“And defensively, I like to talk, and you can see it when I play defense.”
Although Vallivue made the state tourney this season, Eaton was not able to play with the team. It was his first season with the Falcons after transferring from Middleton, so he had to play JV.
“I would have started at Middleton as a sophomore, but since I was a transfer, I had to play JV at Vallivue,” said Eaton.
“I feel like I got better as a leader and just learned how to be the man. And I think I needed that.”
He added: “I feel like I’ll make a big impact next year. If I put in work and grow this summer, I could easily be one of the better leaders in scoring.”
Now, he’s headed into a 16U offseason, one where he could see his recruitment start to materialize.
“I’m supposed to play with a team called Uptempo,” said Eaton. “They’re a pretty good club here.”
And the ultimate basketball goal for Eaton?
“Ultimately, I just want to win state,” said Eaton. “And I’ll do whatever it takes to win state.”