Bryan Mullins never imagined he would have the type of success he has experienced this year. The 6-foot-0, 170-pound point guard from Downers Grove South High School in Downers Grove, IL., is putting up solid numbers during his junior campaign, but Mullins is quick to admit that winning, as a team, is far greater than any individual accolades.
“As a team, we’re really have a good year. We are 16-3 and just beat Proviso East on their home court for the first time in schools history,” Mullins said. “That was such a big win for our team because it gave us the lead in our conference. I am shooting the ball really well right now, so that makes the success we have as a team much more enjoyable. I think that I am averaging 12 points per game and hitting 46 percent of my three point shots.”
While quite a few juniors have already begun to take official visits, Mullins is not too concerned about his recruitment at this time. Once his junior year is complete, Mullins will start to put the pieces of his recruitment together.
“Connecticut, DePaul, Illinois, Louisville, Marquette, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Purdue, Stanford, Wisconsin, Ball State, Bowling Green, Northern Illinois and Southern Illinois are the schools I’m hearing from the most,” Mullins said. “A lot of mid major schools are sending mail and contacting my coach, so it’s something he and I talk about. I know that as the season goes on, my recruitment will heat up even more.
“When it comes time for me to chose a school, I just want it to be the best situation for me,” he added. “The region or location of the schools doesn’t matter. It would be great if I could play for a high major program, but it is not necessary that I play in a conference like the Big Ten or Big 12. Playing for a school that wants me to be apart of their program is another important factor.”