San Diego (Calif.) Morse Senior four-star center Brandon McCoy has emerged as one of the best prospects in the 2017 class.
McCoy’s mentor Shaun Manning notes the 6-foot-11 center’s hustle as one of the driving forces in his recruitment.
“Brandon plays hard and coaches have taken notice,” Manning said. “Coaches say how they love his spirit and motor on the court.”
When asked about McCoy’s maturation on the court, Manning stated that the focus is not solely on his development as a player.
“Brandon is a special kid,” he said. “The process all started fast and it’s going to pick up so I want to make sure he’s growing off the court first.”
There are a host of programs vying for McCoy’s services in 2017, but there are no leaders or any particular school recruiting the young center the hardest.
“I wouldn’t say there’s a school after Brandon the hardest right now,” Manning added. “We here from different schools often, but I know Arizona has been in frequent contact and their coaches like him.”
McCoy has two years of high school left, so there isn't any type of rush to make a decision.
“There’s a lot of time left for Brandon to make a decision," Manning said. "The process shouldn’t be rushed by any means.
"It’s a big decision and he will make the right one when the time comes. We aren’t focused on offers and visit dates right now, we want to make sure Brandon continues to grow on and off the court.”