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Posted On: 08/20/18 11:27 AM
One of the best kept secrets in Kentucky’s 2020 class, Brayden Sebastian is ready to make his name known state wide. If he can get Garrard County back to the regional tournament for the first time in 15 years, he can certainly establish himself as a top player in the Junior class. Brayden describes himself as a “lengthy 6’4″ wing that can score at will. I can shoot the 3 ball or finish hard at the rim and convert and ones. I use my body really well around the basket.” Sebastian spent his spring and summer playing with Iam3rd ICE out of Lexington and said he had a good season as a whole. “I played well in the Atlanta Jam and had a strong end of the season with 2 back to back weekends in Louisville.”
Brayden earned some recognition from HoopSeen for his strong play at the Atlanta Jam in April and is starting to get some college interest. It’s very early in the process but Sebastian says he is “looking for a school that will push me to my full potential on and off the court.” Coming off that successful AAU season, Brayden hopes to instill the same killer mentality he had in AAU to the gym at Garrard County. He hopes to be more vocal with his teammates and be a more well rounded player that give his team the best opportunity to win. Among Sebastian’s goals for the Junior season ahead, he hopes to be named All Area First team as an individual and win both the district and regional championships.
Garrard County coach Ryan Young has high expectation for his star Junior as well, “We’ve started our off-season workout program and Brayden is emerging as our leader. He is a real gym rat, who is really working hard in the weight room to pack on muscle to handle wear and tear of the season. Brayden is a Combo Guard, who excelled for us this Summer as the primary ball handler”. Coach Young also thinks that Sebastian can be one of the top players in the Junior class if he reaches his potential. “Brayden’s ceiling is extremely high. One of our main priorities with him this offseason is developing a more consistent 3 point shot to go along with his excellent mid range game. Brayden is hungry to lead Garrard County to their first regional tournament since 2004.” If Brayden Sebastian can make the leap in his Junior season, don’t be surprised to see Garrard County in the regional tournament in 2019.