Recruit Update: Brock Zylstra

Even though the BYU basketball team has apparently handed out their available scholarships for the year, there is still an LDS player in Southern California who is making some major noise.

A 6'4", 185-pound Bonita High School senior, Brock Zylstra, recently scored 35 points in the first half of a game.

"I was seven for eight on three pointers in the first half," Zylstra said. "I ended up sitting most of the second half, because we were up so many points. But I finished with a career high 39 points."

Zylstra is averaging 26 points and 12 rebounds a game for his 8-3 team. The La Verne, California native was named to the all tournament team for the Glendora Tournament and the Ayala Tournament.

"I'm seeing a lot more double and triple teams this year, but I've been doing a good job coming off screens, and working hard on the offensive glass to get easy points," Zylstra said.

Recruiting has been going well for Zylstra too. He recently took an official visit to UC Davis, where he was wined and dined.

"They fed us a lot," Zylstra said. "The coach at Davis said they want me to come in and play my first year and be a scorer for them."

Zylstra is also hearing from a top 25 program in University of Nevada. UC Irvine is also in the picture and he is hearing from BYU.

"BYU doesn't have a scholarship for me, but they said if I came to BYU I would have a spot on the team and be treated like a scholarship player," said Zylstra.

Zylstra likes BYU because his brother and sister both attend there, but he will explore his options as other colleges will likely be taken notice. Zylatra has definite mission plans after one year of college.

BYU basketball will have nine players graduating in two years. There will probably not be nine LDS players in the country worthy of a scholarship in that one year, so it players who commit now to play later will likely be the nucleus of the team in 2008.

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