Detroit native Glenn Bryant is causing a stir with his play for Mouth of Wilson (Va.) Oak Hill Academy. The 6-foot-7, 190-pound forward has an opportunity to further impress when he squares off with elite 2008 forward Samardo Samuels on national television.
A number of schools are already impressed. According to Carl Weaver, Bryant's mentor and travel team coach, Syracuse and Arizona have already offered. Add Memphis, North Carolina, Florida, Texas, Kansas, Michigan and Baylor to the list of schools that are showing interest in the jumping jack forward.
"Florida called yesterday," said Weaver. "Texas called this morning. Coach Cal from Memphis said he would be at the game tonight."
Out of the schools recruiting Bryant, six of them standout.
"We are serious about Texas, Syracuse, Memphis, North Carolina, Kansas and Michigan at this point," Weaver added.
A player with length and an impressive motor, Bryant specializes in blocking shots and rebounding. He has the athleticism to guard multiple positions both in the interior and on the perimeter. His offensive game is a work in progress, but Weaver is confident that Bryant will develop a polished offensive attack.
"Glenn has a nice jump shot," said Weaver. "He can even shoot the three. He just doesn't get the touches right now to show what he can do. Next year he will have the opportunity to be more of a scorer for Oak Hill."
In Oak Hill's game last week in the Marshall Co. Hoopfest, Bryant scored 14 points, grabbed eight rebounds and basically wreaked havoc all over the court defensively.