Posted On: 09/12/18 7:37 AM
Prep Hoops Kansas caught up with Newton’s Ty Berry, one of the state’s premier players in the rising 2020 class, at Sunday’s Top 250 Expo at Blue Valley West as Berry was on hand to compete in the event.
An all-around 6’3 guard who has a unique combination of size, athleticism, court vision and the ability to get to the basket and shoot from the outside, Berry is currently the state’s No. 1 ranked prospect in his class and holds a host of offers.
He is coming a big offseason with KC Run GMC 16U squad and says the experience has helped prepare him for the future.
“Playing with Run GMC has been a great experience for me I love the fun times we have on our trips,” Berry said. “Also because we play against some of the best teams and players around the country has made me more than prepared for this upcoming high school season.”
He says he is focused on getting bigger and stronger in the weight room, and is working on getting better with both hands.
Berry says the biggest influence on his basketball career to date has been his older brother and sister.
“I’m the youngest in my family and they always push me on the court to do my best,” Berry said. “My brother who is also a hooper is four years older than me and is way bigger than me so we always go at each other’s necks and he shows me moves to make me better.”
A fan of Steph Curry, Berry says he appreciates the Warrior guard’s ability to shoot from the outside.
“He’s a great shooter and I wanna shoot like that,” Berry said. “I also like watching Chris Paul because he is a veteran PG and is really smart with the ball.”
Currently, Berry holds offers from Mizzou, Minnesota, Creighton, Colorado, Iowa, Weber State, Wichita State and Nebraska. He is hearing from Kansas, Iowa State, Purdue, Butler and Tulsa.