Costner returns to U.S., schedules trips

After a very impressive string of performances at the Albert Schweitzer Games in Germany, 6-8 forward Brandon Costner returned to the United States this week.

"He's very tired right now, that's for sure," said Tony Costner, his father. "Right now all he wants to do is catch up on his sleep and stuff. He's just jet-lagged and so tired."

Costner started every game for the U.S squad while in Germany and led them to an overall record of 6-2 while averaging approximately 13 points and four rebounds per game. Much of the offense was generated through Costner and the coaches used the versatile forward in a lot of different ways overseas.

"They let the offense run through him a lot," said Costner. "Basically, they used him all over the court and they let him face up and do some things to generate some offense because he's such a good passer."

The two US defeats came at the hands of Serbia and Argentina -- a game that the Americans dropped by a mere point.

Costner says that not much has changed in terms of a school list for his son, but that the 2005 forward is planning some trips in the near future to see a few of the schools that are recruiting him.

"We've got an unofficial visit scheduled to see UConn on the 15th of May. And we're going to also see UCLA in May."

There are also plans to see the campus of North Carolina very soon as well.

"We'll be down there in May for that tournament, so we're going to spend about a half day on the campus, walk around and talk with the coaches. I think they just want to talk to Brandon and see where he is," said Costner of the UNC basketball staff.

Costner reiterated that his son would cut his list of schools down to a more manageable size by the end of the summer. Right now, more than 20 schools make up his list and virtually every program, save one, has offered the Seton Hall Prep forward a scholarship.

"All of them have offered." said Costner. "NC State, Kansas, Virginia, UCLA, St. Josephs, Seton Hall, Villanova, Clemson, Michigan, Indiana, Notre Dame and Florida. A few more in there too."

"Everyone except for North Carolina," he added.


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