Recruit Hits the SoCal Scene

In the shadow of California's Mount Baldy is an exciting guard prospect looking to become a Golden State landmark in his own right. Brock Zylstra is a Bonita High School athlete that has been garnering headlines this season. TBS takes a look at Zylstra and what schools are taking interest in him.

Recruiting at the college level is a never ending job, in search of the perfect player to fit with in the right system. For BYU basketball, coaches scour the country looking to bring the top talent into their program.

That search has brought them to southern California where basketball star Brock Zylstra is making a name for himself in a big way. A recent headline in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune (a local newspaper) read, "Brock Zylstra Scoring at Will."

Brock is a 6'4" 190 lb shooting guard from Bonita High School in La Verne, California. He is only a junior but is already turning heads. Still early in the season Brock was named MVP of the Azusa tournament, and named to the All-tournament team for the Covina Tournament. Brock leads his team in scoring with 21 points per game. His team is 12-3 and ready to start league play next week.

Stanford and BYU are the two major teams in the hunt for Brock's services. Coach Cleveland and Wardenburg have both talked to Brock and said they plan on attending some of his upcoming games. He visited BYU a few months ago on an unofficial visit. While in Provo, he visited a practice and watched BYU vs. Wyoming in Football.

"It was pretty nice," said Brock "I enjoyed watching BYU practice and had a fun time at the game."

Brock has also been to Stanford. Last summer he went to Stanford summer camp and has received letters from the coaches since. Neither Stanford nor BYU have offered scholarships yet, but that will likely change as the year progresses.

Brock plans on continue playing with his AAU team called ARC in the summer of 2005. He is sure to turn even more heads during the AAU season.

Zylstra who is LDS, said he has plans of serving a mission after 1 year of college. Totalbluesports will continue to track Brock and provide future updates.


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