Posted On: 08/26/18 2:02 PM

Copper Hills’ 5-foot-10 guard Kylan Shorts is  guy that could warrant a lot of college attention over the next 12 months.

After a successful offseason with Utah Basketball Club’s 16U squad, Shorts is heading into his junior season with a full head of steam. And is hoping to showcase why he’s considered one of 2020’s players to watch.

“I feel like my strengths are getting the ball moving, penetrating getting looks for my teammates,” said Shorts. “And I’m a pretty good defender, I’m always guarding one of the better players on the other team.

With UBC, Shorts was a primary ball-handler, who provided offense when needed.

“My role was to handle all the pressure that other teams put on us, and not turn the ball over,” Shorts said. “I scored when I needed to, when I was open.”

Now he shifts the focus to his junior season at Copper Hills, where his role will be increased dramatically from a season ago.

“My sophomore season went pretty well. I played a lot and I didn’t really score that much but I got quite a not of assists and helped my teammates out that way,” said Shorts.

“This year, my role is going to change a lot. I’ll be the starting point guard and will have the ball in my hands most of the time, and I’ll be a lot more free to score.”

As for that college interest, it hasn’t started coming in just yet. But this time next year, Shorts hopes to have a slew of offers.

“I don’t have anything big right now, I’ve had two schools email me. I’m still trying to work for recruitment,” said Shorts. “Next AAU season I’m hoping to get a lot more looks.