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Posted On: 11/27/18 1:16 PM
Bryan Warah- 6’5 F
Purcell Marian High School- Class of 2019
Prep Hoops Ohio Rank: 116
2017-18 Averages: 8.3ppg, 6.5rpg, 56% FG, 66% FT
2ND team all GCL-Coed Central 2017-18
2019 Purcell Marian F/C Bryan Warah had a little extra motivation during his off-season workouts. “Every time I worked out and felt I wasn’t going hard I thought about Deer Park,” he stated when asked about how much he thought about the Cavaliers devastating post-season loss to the Wildcats. And it’s memories of that loss that could propel Bryan and his teammates to a championship season.
Known more for his work in the paint and on the glass, Warah worked hard over the summer to add more diversity and athleticism to his game. “I worked a lot over the summer on shooting, three-pointers and mid-range. I also worked a lot on my strength and explosion.” That last part will be a very big-deal for Bryan this season. While he does a good job in the post combining shoulder and head fakes with good footwork, he does have a problem sometime scoring over size and athleticism. And defensively you would like to see the big man become more of a rim-protector as well and with added explosion Bryan should be able to become better in the before mentioned areas which could put him in double-double territory.
The expectations for the 2018-19 Cavaliers are very high, and this is something it does not sound like Warah has shied away from. “My goals are to win the league and also the state for my last season. I also want to lead the league in rebounding and shoot 90% from the free-throw line.”
But Bryan also thinks that the lessons learned from the disappointment of last season will make good learning lessons for this season. “We must focus more on doing the little things this season like executing better and cutting down on turnovers. We also must shoot better from the free-throw line as well.” The last part of his statement played out in the tournament loss to Deer Park as Purcell shot 52% from the line while the Wildcats shot 76%.
But as impressive as he can be on the court, Warah is even more impressive off the court. He sports a 4.1 GPA while scoring a 23 composite on ACT, 25 Super Score. He will be taking the test again he stated. While currently having interest from Malone, Ohio Dominican and Asbury there is one Ivy League that he has his eyes on. “My coaches are trying to help me get into Dartmouth. They have a Neurology program where you do not have to be a Pre-Med major first, and that is what I want to major in.”
With a 4.1 GPA and game to match, impressive might not be a strong adjective to describe this young man.