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Posted On: 08/31/18 10:28 AM
Already with one Division I offer in tow, Rocky Mountain junior Briggs Ranstrom could have many more by this time next year.
The versatile 6-foot-6 prospect is already an established versatile combo-forward, and he’s been working of late to continue and expand his skill-set.
“I’ve been working on my shot a lot this offseason, and I’ve become more of a threat from the outside. And my mid-range pull-ups, I’ve gotten a lot better at those,” said Ranstrom.
“I feel like my eyes are good, just being able to see the floor. And I’m able to drive, I’ve got a pretty long first step, so I can get past the defender on that first step and explode past him.”
Ranstrom — Idaho’s 3rd-ranked 2020 — spent his spring and summer with Boise Slam 16U, a program he’s been loyal to since he was a little kid.
“Our season went pretty well, we played good, played some good teams in Portland, Los Angeles and Vegas,” said Ranstrom.
“My team is awesome, I’ve gotten to play with a lot of those guys since third grade so we got a good thing going.”
Now, the top Idaho prospect can shift his focus to a junior season at Rocky Mountain. It’ll start in just a few months, “We lost two key leaders, so I’ll be taking a new leadership role on that team, and I’ll be more of a scoring threat this season,” said Ranstrom.
As his junior season unfolds, and eventually his 17U offseason, his recruitment will likely start to heat up.
Idaho State served up his first offer in July. He says Idaho has been talking to him and he went to a camp there. BYU has been sending mail, “It’s been fun. It’s fun to talk to the college coaches,” said Ranstrom.
He added: “Idaho State is awesome they had me down for an open gym and an unofficial visit a couple weeks ago. It’s just a great atmosphere and they got a good thing going there and I love their coaching staff. It’ll be fun to see how our relationship grows over the net two years.”
The ultimate goal: To expand his offers list and find the best possible college fit.
“My goal is to just to pick up more offers and expand my options for where I can go,” said Ranstrom. “And try and figure out what the best fit will be for me.”