Posted On: 01/14/21 5:00 AM

The St. James NIBC Invitational has served as a proving ground of sorts, particularly for those unsigned seniors who missed the chance to showcase their talent during the grassroots basketball season in 2020. Brennan RigsbyBrennanRigsby6'2" | CGWasatch Academy | 2021StateUT, a 17-year-old shooting guard from Wasatch Academy, has taken advantage of his team’s opportunity to compete on the national stage. 

Through four games at the NIBC, Rigsby is shooting a blistering 47% from three on about 4 attempts per game. Showcasing a quick release, he’s quickly established a reputation as one of the premier long-range marksmen at the event. 

“I’d say I’m a shooter, but a little more than that. I have a little on the athletic side,” Rigsby stated. “Not a lot of people expect that. So, I just try to go out there. Play. Do all the things that sometimes people don’t want to. But I still have that spacing ability.”

Rigsby is in fact a terrific athlete. Listed at 6-foot-3, 165 pounds, he admits he’ll need to add some weight eventually, but is an explosive leaper off one or two feet. Wasatch frequently targets him for lobs, and he’s certainly not afraid to dunk the ball in traffic. 

The most improved part of Rigsby’s game is definitely his defense. In addition to being active and competing both on and off the ball, he’s averaging roughly 4 rebounds per game at the NIBC in part because of his willingness to box out bigger and stronger players. 

“Where I came from didn’t really have to play defense that much,” Rigsby explained. “So then playing people at the national level, I had to get better at the defensive side.”

Utah State, Colorado, and Seattle are among the schools who’ve shown interest, but Rigsby inexplicably remains without a D1 offer to date. He’s a no-brainer recruit, especially for teams who like to run and gun.