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Posted On: 09/21/18 4:59 PM
2021 Mount Dora Christian guard Rodney Bryant stopped by the Prep Hoops Top 250 on Sept. 9 in Daytona.
The 5’11”, 145-pounder came to play. After averaging 16.6 PPG on the freshman Apopka squad and then serving as the sixth man for the JV team with 10.4 PPG, Bryant transferred to Mount Dora Christian for his sophomore season.
He says he has seen his confidence grow as of late.
“This has helped me improve my shooting, ball handling and attacking the basket,” Bryant told Prep Hoops. “I am excited about the competition, the new division and the new leadership role on varsity at Mount Dora Christian Academy.”
Bryant spent the summer with Raptors Elite, who joined the Adidas Silver Gauntlet this year. This marked his fourth season with the program.
“On the Adidas circuit, we traveled to Indianapolis, Chicago and Atlanta twice. In circuit tournaments, I averaged 20.3 PPG/4.1 RPG/5.8 APG,” he said. “We finished the season at the Bigfoot Hoops and Prime Event National Showcase. Here I was able to raise my average to about 25 PPG.”
No offers have come yet for the sophomore, but he’s drawn interest from Tampa, Rollins, Queens, Concordia, Montclair, Belmont Abbey and Oglethorpe.
Bryant pointed to his work ethic as his top strength.
“I have been taught to always be the hardest worker in the room and it has really helped me improve my shooting and my defense,” he said. “I work every day to continue to get better and improve my overall game.”
Holding a 4.0 GPA in the classroom, Bryant uses his smarts to weave past defenders and take well-calculated shots. Even though that he’s undersized, Bryant’s upside is growing by the day because of his ability to score in bunches and bring energy to his team.
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