2011 shooting guard Brandan Kearney is making the most of his trip to Colorado Springs, Colo., making the 12 man roster for the USA 16-U National Team. Kearney, 6-foot-4, 175-pounds from Detroit Southeastern High School also took a couple trips to Big Ten schools prior to his trip out west.
Michigan was the first school to offer Kearney, whose second cousin is former Michigan football star Braylon Edwards, but Ohio State made up some ground with Kearney when he visited both schools.
"I really liked Ohio State," said Kearney. "And that means a lot coming from a Michigan guy like me. I liked how hard the team worked, and the campus is really nice. They told me that Ohio State is the richest school in the country."
Kearney now has offer from Ohio State, and he lists Michigan and Ohio State as his top two schools.
He also expects offers to come soon from Michigan State and Tennessee. Purdue, Illinois, Iowa, Louisville, Syracuse and Kentucky make up the rest of his school list.
A multi-positional player, Kearney projects as a shooting guard who can also play some point and move up to the three. He has a good feel for the game with the ball in his hands and shoots it well enough from the outside to keep the defense honest and open up driving lanes.