Rochester (NY) Bishop Kearney forward Thomas Bryant is one of the most talented prospects in the 2015 class and one of Syracuse's most desired targets. He recently attended the LeBron James Skills Academy and felt It was a good way to see how his game is developing.
"It was good," Bryant explained. "There were a lot of talented players there. It tested my skill level a lot going against players that were better than me and were physical. It was a great experience.
"To me it's about being aggressive out there in all of the plays. Not backing down from someone. Just being more aggressive out there and do a little bit more post play in there. I need that so having the ball in the post was good."
Bryant has made a conscious effort to improve his game in the low post over the summer. The academy was a way to try out some of the moves on which he has been working.
"I worked on more of my post game and outside shooting," Bryant admitted. "Some of my mid-range game as well. It was just trying out things I've worked on so I can get better."
Playing for the AAU squad Team Scan, Bryan was teammates with another recognizable name to Syracuse fans. That would be 2014 five star commit Chris McCullough.
"We're pretty cool," Bryant declared. "We're good friends and we talk a lot. Me and him go a long way back. We've gone to camps together and everything. We're good friends. I learn from him just by watching him practice and the way he plays."
With two five star prospects becoming good friends, one a Syracuse commit and the other a Syracuse target, the natural question is whether McCullough has brought up the Orange at all during their conversations.
"He hasn't said anything about Syracuse yet but I know he will," Bryant said with a chuckle.
Bryant added next on the summer slate is a tournament in Philadelphia (PA) this coming weekend. He says there have been no new developments with his recruitment.