Posted On: 03/8/18 1:33 PM
Six-foot-3 wing Adreone Sprinkles is the second leading scorer for Brooklyn Center and a key reason that many in the Centaurs program has high hopes for the future.
Heading into the playoffs Brooklyn Center is 18-8 against a tough schedule that pushed their QRF ranking to 3rd in Class AA. Sprinkles is scoring 16.3 points per game shooting 46.5 percent from the floor, 72 percent from the foul line, and 32 percent at the arc.
“I feel that we have grown over these past few months and that we have really grown as a unit,” Sprinkles said. “We’ve been increasing week by week and everybody is doing there job. There is no selfish things going on and I feel that people are going to have a rude awakening in these next few weeks.”
Sprinkles and the Centaurs are in a packed Section 5AA which includes top ranked Minneapolis North, Holy Family, Maranatha Christian, Rockford, and Breck. This Saturday Brooklyn Center plays the winner of tonight’s Southwest Christian/Blake game and if they get past that, Holy Family or Rockford likely await.
“We have been doing way better as a unit and this is a very big opportunity for us,” Adreone said. “We will take advantage of it. All of our teammates are stepping up as we go. We have been doing the little things lately like getting our bench involved, diving on the floor for a loose ball, or sacrificing your body for your team. And that is what’s going to carry us through March.”
Sprinkles has developed as a playmaker in the past dozen months continuing to become more comfortable with the ball all over the court and experience has made him more comfortable.
“In my game, since freshman year, I have always competed at a high level,” Sprinkles said. “When I’m playing I have felt it come easier to me on the court. I Have got bigger, faster and stronger over these years and as I come along I just feel more hungry than I was a couple of years ago. I just have been working harder not just for me but for my team.”
Sprinkles surely plans on playing basketball at the college level. What level is uncertain but Sprinkles has joined BC sophomore standout Lu’Cye Patterson on a couple visits this year.
“A number of local schools are showing interest both at the junior college and four year level. Schools tell me they are waiting to see my tests scores. I have been to games of Drake and Creighton.”