Cyrus impresses, gains interest

Brandon Cyrus, a sophomore out of California, currently has a pair of scholarship offers and a host of interested schools.

There were a host of talented underclassmen prospects that stood out at the Under Armour Holiday Classic in Encinitas (Calif.) this past week.

One sophomore that particularly caught my eye was Brandon Cyrus, of Encinitas (Calif.) Torrey Pines. A good athlete, Cyrus impressed with aggressive drives and ability to finish at the rim.

"I'm performing great and probably better than I thought I would," Cyrus told "I put in that work in the summer time though, so it was expected."

"I've really been working on driving to the basket and being patient on my drives when I get into the paint," he explained. "Also my shooting, I've been working on my pull-up jumpers and threes."

Cyrus, a 6-foot-4, 180-pound wing, said the next step in his development is improving his ball skills.

"I probably need to work a lot on my ball handling and my open court dribbling and being able to make moves on the run and stuff like that," Cyrus said.

Cyrus is already beginning to pick up interest from college programs and currently has two scholarship offers.

"It's going great," he said about his recruitment. "I have an offer from USD and Boston College right now. I also have schools like Arizona, Villanova, Arizona State [recruiting me] so it's getting kind of hectic. More schools are coming in, but it's been great."

"I go visit San Diego State all the time because it's down the road," he added. "I've visited University of San Diego. I've been to Arizona State with Gamepoint. It's nice there."

Are any schools prioritizing Cyrus?

"Just like Boston College because they offered me," he said. "Arizona has been saying a lot of stuff and there are a lot of big things coming from them, it's overwhelming almost."

"I'm probably going to go visit [Arizona] sometime this year, whenever I'm free," Cyrus said. "Probably after the year."

Cyrus said he intends to play with CIA Bounce during the spring and summer.

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