Basketball Recruiting - Northwestern bounces back with four-star guard
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Northwestern bounces back with four-star guard

Ty Berry
Ty Berry (Courtesy of Under Armour)

In recruiting, it's often as much about how well you can take a punch and react as it is landing the initial guy. In that respect, Chris Collins and Northwestern have taken their punch and reacted quite well.

After losing the commitment of four-star guard Joe Bamisile who flipped to Virginia Tech at the end of the summer, another of their primary targets is on board after four-star Ty Berry selected the Wildcats.

A 6-foot-3 senior at Bel Aire (Kans.) Sunrise Christian, Berry visited Northwestern in August and Collins and the program left a big impression on him.

“What really sealed the deal for me was that I had family up there and I love coach (Chris) Collins and the coaching staff," Berry told "It will be a good fit for me to come in and be able to make an impact right away. I believe with the guys that they have I can be a part of something great and getting back to the Tournament."

A combo guard who is comfortable playing as either a point or shooting guard, Berry is a scorer by nature. He shoots well from deep, does a nice job of creating separation off the bounce without having to waste a bunch of dribbles. Most notably, he's gotten much stronger over the last few months and the added strength and explosion have really allowed his game to flourish.

“They see me playing as a point," said Berry. "A scoring point and a lead guard. I just need to tighten my handles up some. I feel like I have good court awareness and I can shoot and I’m getting stronger.”

The second member of Northwestern's 2020 recruiting class, Berry joins three-star center Matt Nicholson from Michigan as an early pledge.