A big weekend at the Pangos All-West Frosh/Soph Camp helped Brandon McCoy prove himself as one of the nation's top center prospects in 2017.
The high school season hasn’t even started but 2017 prospects are already emerging from off the national radar to elite level prospects.
One such kid is 6-foot-11, 230-pound center Brandon McCoy
, from San Diego Morse, who made a major statement at the Pangos All-West Frosh/Soph Camp.
Scout.com provided the following evaluation of McCoy from the event:
Word had been surfacing out of San Diego about the improvement of McCoy and there's no doubt that he lived up to the hype. McCoy is about 6-foot-10 with a very good frame and has improved his mobility over the last year. Over the course of the camp, you saw him doing an increasingly better job of playing hard each time out.
Offensively, McCoy's post moves still have work to do - as is the case with all players at his position at his age - but he showed an up and under. His best weapon on offense is his midrange jumper, a shot he hit plenty of throughout the weekend.
He's a threat to block shots on defense with his size, length and timing, and rebounds his area well on both ends. McCoy is still growing into his body and his ultimate mobility will have a large say in his stock two years from now, but as of today he's one of 2017's top center prospects.
McCoy, who says he’s grown two inches since the end of his freshman year, isn’t satisfied with where his game is at and trying to improve.
“I’m working on everything,” McCoy said. “Right now I’m a jack of all trades but a master of none. I’m trying to master everything and I’m trying to get better everyday.
“I do whatever I can to help my team win. My strengths are probably rebounding, blocking shots and pushing the ball, because I can do that pretty well for my size.”
San Diego State
are all showing interest McCoy, who has one offer so far.
“I have an offer from San Diego State,” McCoy said. “I live in San Diego and like the surroundings. The campus is beautiful."
Finding a place where McCoy can surround himself with the right people will be important for him, whereas location may or may not be.
“I would like to stay close to San Diego but any school that I feel will fit my needs as a player and student, I would go there,” McCoy said.
“I’m looking for a school with a great environment. I want to surround myself with great people who care about me and my teammates. I want to be with teammates who care as much about this game as I do because I love this game and I want to die on this court.”