Brady Heiman is from Platteview High School in Nebraska where he is listed at 6-foot-10 and there is some talk that he may have grown to be 6-foot-11. Brady is a player GI watched several times last July playing with the Omaha Crusaders and we were very impressed with his ability and potential.
GI saw Brady dunk over opponents with a two hand drop step finish, with a one hander off a four step run, and he showed off put-back dunks. There was also a nice baby hook completed at a high percentage rate and Heiman is a really good low post passer.
Minnesota assistant Ben Johnson stopped by Platteview High School to watch Brady play two weeks ago which led to the Sunday visit. Brady sat next to Gopher committed power forward/center prospect Daniel Oturu as well as 2018 recruit Gabe Kalscheur.
“This trip has been fun,” Brady said after the Minnesota overtime victory over Michigan. “This is a fun place with a really good environment up here. This was a good game to be at.”
Heiman and his father woke up early Sunday morning to give Minnesota a full day’s look.
“We arrived here in Minneapolis on campus around twelve,” Brady said. “We watched them do their shoot-a-round. After that we kind of hung out, had lunch, and then came to the game.”
Minnesota’s coaching staff has impressed Brady after his initial interactions.
“I talk to Ben Johnson the most, he’s a great dude, fun to talk to,” Brady said. “Coach Richard Pitino is awesome. He’s a great coach, has his players competing in a great atmosphere, and all of his coaching staff respect him.”
Minnesota is one of three thigh major conference programs that talk to Brady regularly along with the three schools that have offered.
“The three that have offered me a scholarship are Nebraska-Omaha, Drake, and South Dakota,” Brady said. “The other schools I took to the most are Nebraska, Creighton, Minnesota, and Wichita State probably.”
Brady is averaging 16.3 points, 8.5 rebounds, and 4.9 blocks per game shooting 58 percent from the floor plus he’s made five threes this season. His team is 20-3 and two of their losses came when Brady was out with an injury.
“This season is going really good,” Brady explained. “Our team just broke our school record for wins and we are looking to make a run coming up here in the state tournament.
“I’ve definitely improved my outside game a little bit. I’m a better shooter and I’ve become all around player this season.”
Brady will play with the Omaha Crusaders again this spring and summer during the 17U season. The Crusaders are playing on the Adidas circuit this year plus playing the three weeks in the Sanford Pentagon Tournament Series.