Posted On: 06/11/19 11:27 AM
Six-foot-6 power forward Ariel Bland moved back to Minnesota last fall and has since had a strong eight months of basketball. Bland helped Eden Prairie to state and is now starting for Howard Pulley.
Bland has scored on a respectable 57 percent of his attempts in EYBL play with averages of 6.6 points and 5.4 rebounds a game as a starter.
“Everybody in the EYBL is athletic, long, tall, it’s just crazy that everybody in the league is so athletic,” Bland said. “Everybody can play a fast paced game and so many guys in the league can shoot it. It’s hard to play in it as so many guys are the same physically.
“It’s made me better a lot because all of the players I’m guarding are just as athletic as me and jus