Cincinnati's Andrew Brackman Speaks

Andrew Brackman is a Queen City Prophet on loan. He is playing the last three tournaments of his AAU career with the All-Ohio Red program run by the legendary Jerry Watson. Andrew was going to be playing baseball in the south and it only made sense for him to play basketball in the south as well.

His Queen City Prophet team had east coast then west coast plans and that didn't fit with the 6'9 swing forward and pitcher more affectionately known as the "Big Unit."  He really blew up over this past week at the Nike Peach Jam and now teams like Arizona (that's the Lute Olson Arizona), Florida, and Purdue are calling.  Not to mention he has already been offered by Bowling Green, Butler, Cincinnati, Dayton, North Carolina State, Ohio State, and other smaller schools. 

"Our plans are to come home and put it all on the table," his dad Mack Brackman said.  The elder Brackman is a former Cincinnati Bearcat and longtime public school coach in Cincinnati.  "You told me (it would get out of hand)," said the elder Brackman.  Having Drew as a part of the Prophet program I knew all too well that Brackman's talents would shine nationally once given the chance.  He shoots it, is athletic, is very smart, and is 6'9.  He is also a joy to be around.  Juggling baseball and basketball can be stressful, but the Brackman's have done a great job maintaining.  "I'm having a ball, " said Drew. 

Andrew has four pitches that go over the plate consistently and is throwing the fastball in the low 90's.  In the next three weeks he will play AAU baseball while playing with All-Ohio at the Nike Super Showcase, then play in the National AAU basketball tournament, before flying to Notre Dame for the Team One Showcase.  What the future holds remains to be seen, but don't rule out playing both baseball and basketball in college, also don't rule out professional baseball and college basketball at the same time.  Whatever the choices are my man Andrew "Big Unit" Brackman has one hell of a trip ahead of him and if you knew him like I know him you'd be confident that he will make the most of it. Stay with OhioPrepScene for more on Andrew Brackman. 

Keep doing your thing Unit!


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