The Under Armour stable is full of talented young prospects and among the standouts in Los Angeles this past weekend was 2019 guard Bryan Antoine.
Playing for Team Rio, which is coached by former Rutgers coach Mike Rice, Antoine showed impressive scoring ability and a pretty looking jump shot from long distance.
The 6-foot-4 guard is currently No. 3 in scoring at 17.9 points a game in the 16’s division of the Under Armour Association.
“I think I’ve been playing decent,” Antoine said. “I think I can be playing better, but I’m doing OK.”
“When I’m at my best, I’m a really good shooter, a really good passer and a good defender,” he added. “I’m an all around player.”
Antoine has very good shot mechanics and has built a reputation as one of the better shooters in the 2019 class. Through 12 games in the UAA, Antoine is shooting just above 40-percent from three on 67 attempts.
But where Antoine surprised was his ability to attack off the bounce. In our viewing, Antoine made plays from mid-range, at the rim and in transition. He said he’s been working on using his dribble.
“Every single day,” he said when asked about working on his game. “I train four days a week and I’ve been working on that a lot the past week.”
Although it’s still early in Antoine’s recruitment, Rice told Scout Antoine has already picked up scholarship offers from Florida, Villanova, Maryland, Notre Dame, St. John's (NY), Connecticut, Rutgers, Temple, Virginia Commonwealth, Seton Hall, Colgate and Xavier. He said a host of other top 20 type schools have shown interest as well.
“Last year we went to Maryland, Villanova, St. John’s and two weeks ago we went to Richmond and VCU,” Antoine said.
Was there a school he followed growing up?
“Duke was my favorite, but I’m open to all schools,” he said.
Although Scout hasn’t released rankings for the 2019 class, Antoine will certainly be in the discussion when the time comes to release the initial list.