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Grind Session: Senior wing Myron Gardner talks visits and interest

Myron Gardner
Myron Gardner

BENTON, Kent. -- A key member of one of high school basketball's most entertaining teams, three-star wing Myron Gardner of Geneva (Ohio) Spire Institute is having a big senior season.

An intense competitor with big time athleticism, Gardner plays above the rim in transition and can be a lockdown defender at multiple positions. So far he's taken visits to Cincinnati, Georgetown and Xavier while Missouri is his latest offer.


Gardner discussed his visits and his relationship with Missouri as he and Spire prepare to play in the semifinals of the Grind Session High School World Championship.

Xavier: “Xavier was really nice I liked. I liked their facilities and the way that they laid it all out for me and their plan. They are young and new, ready to win and they think I could help them out.”

Cincinnati: “Coach (Mick) Cronin is a good coach and I like what they are doing over there. They have a good system, they play hard and it feels like the players have a brotherhood. They are real tough and play as a team.”

Georgetown: “Georgetown was good. I like Coach (Patrick) Ewing a lot. He’s a hall of famer and there’s not anything better than having a coach who played at the highest level and performed to maybe learn from.”

Missouri: “Coach Corn (asst. Cornell Mann) is cool, I like him. He’s from home where I’m from. I like that about him and they want to get a lot of players out of Michigan into their program.”


After Gardner finishes up with the Grind Session he said that he will look to get with his coaches and family about his next step.

He wants to get a good feel for what other programs are out there that have interest in him -- Minnesota is another high major who has offered -- and make sure he explores all options. Having taken three visits already his priority is being sure that he's careful in picking spots for his final visits.

“I’m not sure what I’m going to do yet," Gardner told "I need to get that situated. I only have two more visits and I want to pick the right two schools.”