One of the most skilled posts in 2018 is Bryce Golden, a 6-foot-8, 235-pound center from Saint James (Md.).
Scout’s 79th ranked prospect in the class feels that his ability to shoot is one of his best attributes.
“I’m a versatile four that can stretch the floor,” Golden said. “I’ve been working on my shot and feel like I can drive and post up as well.
“I’m working on my ball handling, making my teammates better and creating more opportunities for everyone else on the floor:
“Richmond, Pittsburgh, Penn State and Temple are all recruiting me hard,” Golden said, before breaking down what he likes about each of them.
Richmond: “That’s where my brother (Grant Golden) plays basketball. I like what coach (Chris) Mooney does and how he gets the bigs involved. It’s a style of play I really like.”
Pitt: “The new coach there, (Kevin) Stallings, is on the right track with what they’re doing with heir guys and recruiting. I’m excited to see how they do coming up.”
Penn State: “They have an up-tempo system that I like. They get up the floor and the bigs can stretch it out and shoot threes.”
Temple: “There’s a former kid who graduated from my school [Obi Enechionyia] who is playing there and seeing his success makes me feel good about them.”
As of now, Golden is open in his recruitment.
“No one really stands out yet,” he said. “I just want to see what happens in April and in the summer and see what everybody thinks about me. I’m still keeping close tabs on everyone.”
The four-star prospect says that his decision will be more than just about basketball.
“I want to go to the highest level academic and basketball I can get to,” he said. “Academics will be a big part; the best of both worlds.”
The hope for Golden is to make a decision in the fall.
“I’ll probably commit early August or something like that,” Golden said. “I want to take some visits and see what’s the best fit for me.”