Two-Sport Athlete Making Progress This Year

Reporter Mike Sullivan provides a detailed look at the individual games of a hard working, student-athlete who competes in both basketball and football on the East Coast ...

Bruce Brittingham, a 6-foot, 190-pound football and basketball student/athlete from The Perkiomen School in Pennsburg, Pennyslvania, is expected to produce a successful basketball season after having his football season cut short due to an injury.

Brittingham was sidelined the last three games of the football season due to a groin injury.

Bruce, who committed to Wagner two months ago, is also an effective basketball player and a key member of the boy's basketball team.

BRUCE BRITTINGHAM'S SUMMER: Bruce's summer stalled and then came to a halt when he suffered a severe ankle sprain, prohibiting him to play in July and part of August in both basketball and football. He has recovered nicely from the injury.

PREVIOUSLY REPORTED:

Bruce, who scored his 1,000th point in his last game of the 2010-2011 basketball season, averaged close to 19 points a game for his team.

He is more skilled in the sport of football and has a nice list of schools involved in his recruiting process as mentioned below.

Connecticut, Villanova, Akron and Georgia State previously showed some initial interest for football while low division one schools monitored Bruce's basketball skills over the past few months.

Brittingham previously took an unofficial visit the campus of Connecticut for football and will take his official visit to Wagner in the next few weeks.

WHAT HIS AAU BASKETBALL COACH MATT PAULS THINKS ABOUT BRUCE BRITTINGHAM'S ATHLETIC CAREER:

"Bruce is also an effective basketball player, landing some low division one looks. He works very hard. He is a tough competitor worker who improves each practice and game. He has the heart of a lion.

"Bruce competes much bigger than his size. He's on the glass a lot, battling for loose balls against the bigger bodies in the paint and scoring near the lip of the rim."


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