Recruiting Update: Brian Warinner (2019 Bend HS/Hoop Salem)


Posted On: 08/17/18 7:01 PM

While he sat out the latter half of the live evaluation period in July, Brian Warinner isn’t terribly concerned. The steady 6-foot-7, 185-pound forward from Bend was satisfied with what he was able to show college coaches in the first half of the month and he’s picked up some new college recruiting interest that has him hitting the road soon for some campus visits.

“Unfortunately I missed (Las) Vegas and part of our Salem tourney in July due to a hamstring injury,” Warinner said. “Aside from that, July went really well. In Oakland, it went pretty well – we went 3-1 but I started playing a lot better as the tourney went on.”

College coaches on the sidelines liked what they saw of Warinner and his versatility. And due to the fact he’s a stellar student, some new very high academic schools have gotten involved in his recruitment. Warinner noted that he’s got campus visits scheduled to MIT in Boston and Emory in Atlanta, and Academy of Art in California may also get a visit soon. Other schools such as Western Washington, Central Washington, Northwest Nazarene, and LaVerne remain in contact.

“I’m definitely excited about the high academic part as that’s important to me,” Warinner said. “I’m just trying to keep an open mind and find a school that I would love to be at.”

Warinner noted that it would be nice to commit early this fall, but that he’s keeping his options open. He currently ranks as the #8 player in the PrepHoops Oregon Class of 2019 rankings.