Posted On: 03/13/18 2:43 PM
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With a big 17U spring and summer just around the corner could come some big recruiting opportunities for Ridgeline junior Landon Brenchley.
When we last talked with the 6-foot-5 guard, he mentioned Utah State, Utah Valley State, Portland State and Weber State had all been expressing interest.
That list has grown a bit.
“Those schools are still in the mix, and I’ve also heard from UC-Davis and Cornell, they’ve both talked to me,” said Brenchley, who elaborated on the Ivy interest.
“I’m pretty good in school, I have a 3.9 cumulative G.P.A. I’d love to go play for an Ivy League school, that’d be sweet. We’ll just see how it all plays out.”
Shot-creating and ball-handling are areas of his game that Brenchley has been working most to hone these past six months. He’s hoping he can showcase those new skill-sets in front of a slew of D1 coaches this offseason.
“I’ve been working on a lot on ball-handling and being able to handle pressure. And especially for this upcoming AAU season. I want to be able to handle the ball and handle pressure,” said Brenchley.
“Another thing I’ve been working on is creating my own shot, and being able to score off ball-screens and create my own looks.”
His junior season may not have ended the way he wanted it to team-wise. But individually, he had a nice season while averaging nearly 20 points per game.
“My role this year was a lot bigger than last year,” he said. “Last year I was more of a role player, this year I was more of the main guy.”
And now, with April just weeks away, Brenchley is ready for what will be a very important 17U season.
Brenchley told PHUT that he’ll be playing with a newly formed team this spring and summer.
“This year, I don’t know if there’s name for it yet, but it’s a team combined between UBC and Exum Elite. Just some players from those teams that combined into one,” he said.
“I’m expecting a big year this summer. Hopefully I can pick up a couple offers.”