2005 prospect Bryan Mullins averages a whopping 5 steals per game and now holds the single season record for steals at Downers Grove South (IL) High School. The scrappy 6-foot, 170-pound point guard also holds quite a few mid-major offers while plenty of high majors track his progress.
“The old record was 88,” said Mullins. “That was two games ago, so I have at least 100. That’s all I know.”
Besides his 5 steals, Mullins is also averaging 13 points and 6.5 assists per game for his 21-4 and conference winning team.
“We are playing really good right now,” he said. “We won the regular season conference championship for the second time in school history.”
Mullins lists offers from Southern Illinois, Northern Illinois, Western Illinois, Illinois State, Ball State, Western Michigan, and Wisconsin-Milwaukee. High majors recruiting Mullins are Illinois, Connecticut, Louisville, Stanford, Clemson, Ohio State, and Nebraska.
Not just quickness, but also a heady approach to defense helps Mullins create chaos on defense.
“I get a lot of my steals on the ball,” he said. “I am a good on the ball defender. I am good with my hands and always keep them active. I pick a lot of spin moves when the dribbler leaves the ball hanging. I also keep my hand in there and strip a lot of balls on the way up. I just stay active on the pass and the dribble. I try to force my man into a sloppy dribble, let him make the first mistake and then take advantage of it.”
Mullins plays in the summer for the Illinois Wolves, coached by his father Mike Mullins and Bob Frasor, the father of summer teammate Bobby Frasor. The two guards make up a formidable backcourt oozing with court savvy and skill.