Offers continue for Brunk
Four-star class of 2016 center Joey Brunk had a tremendous summer. The Indianapolis (Ind.) Southport product showed his good ability to score on the low block combined with solid hands, and a good feel for the game, and he continues to rack up scholarship offers. “It has been a great summer,” said Brunk. “The work is starting to pay off and I continue to be motivated to play better. I know I am not making an impact anywhere in college if I don’t get better.” At around 6-foot-9 and 215 pounds, Brunk is a big body with the frame to add a lot of weight. He has always been crafty on the low block, and now Brunk is working on expanding his game. “I’ve been working to improve my athleticism and agility,” noted Brunk. “Also I am working on expanding my game and being confident shooting the ball out to the three point line so I am just more versatile in how I can score.” Recruiting wise Brunk has offers from schools such as Purdue, Michigan State, Indiana, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Xavier, Iowa, and Northwestern. Recently Brunk visited Purdue for their Elite Camp, and he had good things to say about the Boilermakers. “Purdue gets the ball inside so that is a good thing,” said Brunk. “They play hard and play the right way, so it is a school I am interested in.” Also recently Brunk visited Xavier, and the Musketeers continue to be a program he is very interested in. “I like that it isn’t too far from home, and also they play to my strengths in terms of how they use their big guys, and how they throw it inside,” said Brunk. “Also I have a good relationship with the coaches.” During July it was Michigan State that offered Brunk, and he was happy to have Tom Izzo and company step up with the offer. “For any school to offer means a lot, but especially Michigan State,” noted Brunk. “Coach Izzo is a great coach and they do a good job of using their bigs, so it is a place I definitely like.” For now Brunk is in no hurry to make a decision and doesn’t have any visits planned. Currently he is the No. 14 center in the class and the No. 65 player overall.
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