Attention coming in for Brunk

Three-star center Joey Brunk continues to get better, and the 2016 center keeps adding recruiting interest.

True low post scorers are always tough to find, and one who is continuing to emerge in the 2016 class is Joey Brunk. The Indianapolis (Ind.) Southport product had a strong sophomore season, and now the 6-foot-9 center is continuing to attract college attention.

Brunk's intra city transfer from Park Tudor to Southport helped the Cardinals reach a level in the state playoffs not seen in a while. Overall Brunk feels the year went well for him.

"I built a lot of confidence during the year and learned to play together with all of my teammates," said Brunk. "I know we got better as a team, and I feel I got better individually as well."

Recruiting wise several schools have stayed in close contact with Brunk.

"I've been on a couple of visits to Michigan State, I have seen Purdue and Xavier, then I still have that offer from New Mexico," said Brunk.

Michigan State has continually shown a lot of interest in Brunk, and he likes what he has seen on his visits to East Lansing.

"Michigan State has told me to keep working hard and develop," said Brunk. "They are going to watch me closely this spring. When I went up there it was a lot of fun. I got to play in open gym and see a football game."

Xavier is another school that has stopped to check in on Brunk several times.

"Xavier was actually over for open gym last week and they keep telling me to keep working hard and to keep improving and that I am one of the guys they will really be watching this spring," noted Brunk.

Also the Purdue Boilermakers are taking a long look at Brunk, and are hoping to get him to campus again soon.

"I went to Purdue in June, and Coach (Matt) Painter wants me to come down again soon and talk with him," said Brunk. "He wants to talk basketball with me and just continue to build a relationship."

For now Brunk is just gathering all the information he can on the schools recruiting him, but he does have a good idea of what he will be looking for in a school.

"I just want to go somewhere where I feel comfortable with the coach and a place where they throw the ball inside because I feel I can score with my back to the basket, and I want to be able to show that in college," said Brunk.

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