The 2016 class of high school basketball players in San Diego is shaping up to be one of the best in recent memory. 6'3" guard Brandon Cyrus is one several local rising sophomores that the Aztecs have reached out to.
"I really like to get to the basket and be aggressive, and make the other team foul me. Right now I'm just adding on to my jump shot. If I'm going to the basket too much and they try and stop me, I can just do a pull up or hit the three," Cyrus said. "I really need to add on to my game, make my jump shot more consistent and be more aggressive going to the rim."
Cyrus returned to play with Torrey Pines High School this past weekend following several weeks in Canada and Uruguay where he led Canada's 16U team to a bronze medal in the FIBA Americas tournament as the team captain.
"That was a great experience playing with all the best players from Canada. It really pushed me in practice, because you have to play good or else you're gonna get benched," Cyrus said. "All the teams around the world are really good, so we had to come through and just do our thing and try to win."
Cyrus has heard from San Diego State, San Diego, Notre Dame, Rice, and UCLA so far and took a visit to Viejas Arena to see the Aztecs take on USD.
Having just finished his freshman year of high school, and with no offers in yet, Cyrus isn't likely to decide anytime soon. "Maybe end of junior year, or beginning of senior year."
"Everything is gonna tie into the decision, academics and coaches. You have to have some freedom at the school, you can't be a robot," Cyrus told me. "Location doesn't really matter, it's for basketball."
Cyrus Leads Canada in Uruguay
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