Chris Braswell, an ultra talented 6-foot-8 forward from DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Md., played like he had something to say to onlookers while at the King James Shooting Stars Classic. Message sent.
The super-skilled big man was a major force for Triple Threat as the team advanced to the televised game against the D1 Greyhounds. Braswell went to work on the offensive end, showing off an advanced offensive game,
Braswell did his best work from the high block, putting the ball on the floor and attacking to the basket. He showed off a good looking jumper from the elbow and a soft touch around the cup. Braswell is comfortable down low but looked very relaxed facing the basket. He said he wanted to mix up his skill set while on the travel circuit.
"When I am at DeMatha, I just work down on the block so when AAU comes around, I can mix it up a little bit," Braswell said.
Point proven. And that mixing up on the offensive end of the floor has the nation's top players very interested.
Braswell said Texas, Villanova, Virginia Tech, Virginia, Maryland, Georgetown and Providence top his early list and claimed no offers from the high-majors. That will probably change soon.
Not one to worry about what eyes are watching, Braswell said he will concentrate on recruiting down the road.
"What I try to do first is get my work down first at school," he said. "I have two more years before I go off to college. I don't have to worry about recruiting too much."