Jon Brantley is one of the best sophomore hoopers you’ve never heard of. Don’t be surprised when Brantley blows up this AAU season. The young Brother Rice floor general has a ton of skill and potential. Brantley, who was awarded All Catholic this year, has a strong jumper and can create for himself off the dribble. Despite going 1-7 in Catholic League play, Brantley led his team in scoring averaging 15PPG and also added 4APG and 4RPG. Learn more about this young prospect with this Q&A below:
Question: What are the biggest strengths of your game?
Jon Brantley: My strengths are my skill set, ball handling, and shooting ability, whichever enables me to score off the catch and off the dribble.
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Question: What do you need to improve on the most to take your game to the next level?
Jon Brantley: Continuing to improve my athleticism, quickness, and explosiveness.
Question: What sets you apart from your competitors?
Jon Brantley: The fact that I love working on my game as well as my willingness to workout before and after school, in addition to team practice.
Question: What are you most looking forward to about this AAU season? Why?
Jon Brantley: I’m looking forward to the competitiveness answer the ability to compete against players around the country.
Question: Have you been recruited by any colleges yet?
Jon Brantley: I received interest from a couple of mid major level schools, however I’ve not received any offered yet.
Question: What is your favorite class in school?
Jon Brantley: English
Question: What do you want to major in?
Jon Brantley: I want to major in pre-law subject area.
Question: What is a short term goal you have?
Jon Brantley: My short term goal is to attend a high academic university where I can also play basketball.
Question: What is a long term goal you have?
Jon Brantley: My long term goal is to become a successful sports attorney.
Question: Which college or NBA player do you consider your game most similar to? Why?
Jon Brantley: CJ McCollum, because of his ability to create his own shot as well as play either the 1 or the 2.