Profile - Braxton Bertolette
Ft. Collins, Colorado junior guard Braxton Bertolette is making a name for himself as a deadly shooter. Braxton plays his AAU ball for the Colorado Hawks. We talked with Hawks head Greg Willis about Bertolette.
Willis described Braxton as an amazing shooter. “He’s one of the deadliest basketball players when it comes to shooting the ball, either at the free throw line, shooting the two, or shooting the three.” There have been several games this season where Braxton had 30 points by halftime.
In the recent Jerry Tarkanian Tournament, Bertolette set a record for most three point shots made and the best three point shooting percentage. “He can create his own shot and he shoots with a soft touch.
Even though he is only 6’1”, Braxton will definitely play shooting guard at the next level. “He was told he would grow four or five more inches to get to 6’5” or 6’6.” Bertolette is slender but muscular. He expects to put on good weight as he grows.
Wills expects Braxton to be a player that will make his teammates better. “He’ll need to be double-teamed, leaving the other guys open.” Wills likes the way Braxton handles being double-teamed. Playing against bigger opponents has made Braxton tougher. “He knows how to handle himself on the court. He is going to be a steal for some school.”
Braxton is having a great junior season and he’ll start his AAU season in a few weeks with the Colorado Hawks. “We look forward to seeing him get better and better as he gets ready for college.”Where will Braxton end up playing his college ball? "I know there are about seven or eight teams actively recruiting Braxton hard. I mean very hard.” Braxton’s dad is taking an active role in his son’s recruitment and he loves Georgia Tech. “He loves the basketball program and the prestigious academics Tech gives their students. I will be very surprised and shocked to see Braxton end up anywhere but Georgia Tech. Tech is the perfect fit for him.”