Bryant Enjoys Syracuse Elite Camp

Syracuse held their elite camp over the weekend and, once again, had a lot of talent on campus. One of their top recruiting targets was among them in 2015 5-star forward Thomas Bryant. He discusses the camp, as well as his high school transfer, with CuseNation.com inside.

Five star forward Thomas Bryant has been one of Syracuse's top targets in the 2015 class. He recently took the trip to Syracuse in order to attend their elite camp for the second consecutive year.

"It was a good experience," Bryant said. "Going up there again and getting to do a lot of the things I did last year. It was just a good experience. We did post-up moves, had our back to the basket and did some driving. Shooting jumpers and things like that.

"They (the Syracuse coaches) liked how much I improved. They kept telling me that my post moves have gotten better. They said the sky's the limit for me if I keep improving."

Similar to last year, it was a relaxed environment. It's one of the reasons recruits enjoy the elite camp at Syracuse. The coaches generally do not use the time to make a recruiting pitch, but rather focus on getting better.

"There really wasn't a lot of recruiting going on," Bryant said. "We were just having fun and working on improving. Just going out there and having a good time."

The relationship Bryant has had with the Orange coaches has continued to be strong. From an early age, Syracuse has worked at developing their bond in order to put themselves in a better recruiting position.

"It's real good," Bryant said. "Ever since I was in the eighth or ninth grade, it's been a real good relationship between us. Between the Syracuse coaches and me."

News also came out recently that Bryant was transferring from Bishop Kearney High School in Rochester (N.Y.) to Huntington Prep in West Virginia.

"I was just thinking about taking my game to another level," Bryant said. "Playing against the caliber of players I did this summer, I'd be able to play against those same guys all season. Bishop Kearney didn't give that to me and I felt that Huntington Prep was the best fit for me."

The move, however, was not because of Bryant's recruitment. He says he is looking to become an even better player than what has landed him among the elite in his class.

"This is strictly for my improvement," Bryant said. "I'll deal with the recruiting process later in the year. But this is strictly for improvement. It doesn't have any impact on Syracuse or any other school. I did it for myself and getting better for my future."

Bryant also has not ruled out the possibility of attending a game in the Carrier Dome this season.

"Possibly if I have time," Bryant said. "If we don't have any games or workouts going on. I would consider going back up there for a game or something."


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