In the class of 2012, there are few players as unique as Montay Brandon.
A legitimate 6-foot-6 point guard from High Point (N.C.) Wesleyan Christian, Brandon has tremendous size for his position and spent the spring and summer proving that he's more than worthy of his No. 62 overall ranking in the 2012 Rivals150.
"I think I did well this summer," Brandon told Rivals.com. "I think that I proved that I can play with anybody on the highest level, that's how I feel. I think I backed it up on the floor."
Back it up he did. First in the earlier part of the spring and summer with the Georgia Stars and then in the latter part of July -- after recovering from a wrist injury -- with D-One Sports.
A player who excels with the ball in his hands, Brandon proved to be one of the best playmakers off the dribble and also saw his game improve thanks to an added dose of athleticism. Because of his versatility, several programs look at him differently.
"Some schools are recruiting me as a point guard," said the four-star prospect. "Some schools want me to play one, two or three and some are all scrambled up. I like the ball in my hands, but at my current height now I can do more things."
Brandon is fully aware that his size for a point guard helps to separate him from others.
"I think at my height, the way I break down the defense and get to the basket separates me," said Brandon of his strengths. "Also, I like to get my teammates involved and pas the ball and I think I can control the tempo of the game."
Still, Brandon has been in the gym on a daily basis and is working hard to reach some goals.
"I've been working on my jump shot on a daily basis," said the senior point guard. "I'm trying to get on a repetition where I can get at least 500 up a day but so far I'm only up to three hundred. I'm also working on my post game and trying to get that solidified."
At this point, Brandon claims that he has no leader but his list has started to take shape. He'll visit Florida State officially the weekend of September 2nd before hitting Georgia Tech the weekend of the 9th and Missouri the weekend of the 16th. Tennessee is likely to get an official visit the weekend after that and Brandon says that Clemson and South Carolina are schools he's hoping to make unofficial visits to.
For now, the plan is for Brandon to announce and sign in the fall and he's looking for a place that he can make an instant impact.
"The system that the school plays and the availability of playing time as a freshman will be important," said Brandon of what will factor into his decision. "I'd like to be able to make an impact right away."