That didn't stop Brunson from putting up 20-points in front of a huge crowd at Stevenson.
One of those in attendance who has shaped Brunson and his game was Brunson's dad, Rick Brunson who is a former NBA standout and now in the coaching ranks.
"Learning when my dad is being a coach, and when he is being a dad. I think it is a really good key to have, trait to have," Brunson said. "Sometimes I took things a little to personal growing up, sometimes I still do. But I know that he just wants the best for me."
The 6-foot, 170 pound prospect used to play several different sports -- but decided on basketball after he realized that he was a natural.
"I think keeping the ball in my hands all the time. When I was playing all these other sports growing up, I didn't have as much passion for them," Brunson said. "Every time I had a basketball in my hand, I was like man I love this sport. So I just kept working at it and once colleges started calling I was like wow, this is a dream come true."
And as for the end of the season, Brunson and Stevenson have pretty high hopes.
"I think just winning every game, from this point on. I think we will have a tough road against us, we are in one of the toughest sectionals in the state. But if we stay together as a unit we will be successful.