Under the Radar Prospects

Posted On: 07/23/18 9:00 AM

The summer tournaments will soon be over, and kids will have to turn their attention over to the new school year. For Bruce Guy Jr.,he will have more decisions to make than some of his peers.

Reality will soon set in for Guy, who has to narrow his list of schools down to just one that he feels is the best fit for him academically and athletically. Guy has to commit to a school that will allow him to thrive and reach his full potential. He will have to sit down with his parents, and come to terms with the one school that gives him the best shot at a great life once his college years are over with.

Who will it be? No one knows yet.

There are no clear favorites in Guy’s eyes. He’s weighing each of his offers carefully. Guy is planning on making a decision before his senior season starts, which could take place between September and October.

Iona, Tennessee Tech, Tulsa, Western Kentucky, Virginia Tech, SMU, Morehead State, Middle Tennessee State, Murray State, Southern Miss, and UAB are some of the offers that stands in front of Guy to choose from.

“It’s a process, but I try to let it fall into place, and try to focus on today, working on my strengths and my weaknesses, you know getting better and getting ready for college,” said Guy, who admitted that it’s been a stressful process, but is confident everything will fall into place once he makes his decision.

Standing at 6-foot-6, weighing 205-pounds, Guy, who spent his freshman and sophomore seasons at Houston High School playing alongside Ryan Boyce, a Memphis commit, has the mobility to switch to shooting guard. He has a nice mid-range game. He can put the ball on the floor and drive to the basket. Guy moves well off the ball, which can lead to easy baskets for him. His long arms helps his defense as he’s able to keep his eyes on the ball at all times.

Those great attributes of Guy will have to be almost perfect next season for Cordova High School, which is striving to repeat as district champions, this time without Tyler Harris, who will be an incoming freshman at the University of Memphis this fall.

During the offseason, Guy has paid attention to the people who feels the Wolfpack doesn’t have all of the pieces together to repeat as district champs and compete for a state championship. Maybe it’s because of the departure of Harris, who was the star on the team during his time there.

Schools such as East, Whitehaven, and Briarcrest Christian are getting more praise, with eyes expecting the three schools to have a monster year.

Cordova may be one of those teams to fly under the radar, and surprise people by stacking wins on top of one another.

“We kind of tune those things out,” Guy said about the negativity. “We focus on working hard, basically trying to win whenever we can.”