NY2LASPORTS.COM - INTERVIEW WITH BRYAN ALBERTS
Evan Flood — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
It was a successful summer for Sun Valley (Calif.) Village Christian Shooting Guard Bryan Alberts as the talented 2014 prospect saw his recruiting stock elevate with some strong performances on the hardwood. Now being chased by some high major programs on both coasts, we caught up with Alberts earlier this week to get the latest…
The 6-4 guard wound down his summer circuit holding eight offers from Boston College, Colorado, Gonzaga, Northwestern, Oregon State, Stanford, Washington, and Wisconsin and just as the July period was wrapping up, Alberts was able to add his ninth with an offer from Oklahoma.
“They’ve been talking with me a little bit,” said Alberts. “I’ve had some good, long talks with them. They ended up offering me at the end of the summer.
“I still have to learn about their program and what they have. I’m not familiar with them.”
Alberts received what he called an exciting offer from Wisconsin this summer as well. Albert’s teammate for BTI Pump N’ Run, 2013 Guard Jordan Hill, recently committed to the Badgers and the two have talked about possibly pairing up at the next level.
"We we're talking about that,” Alberts said. “If we end up doing that, it would be amazing. We've already been clicking. If you take it to the next level, we're already comfortable with each other. That would be really fun."
Alberts wants to visit Colorado, Gonzaga, Oregon State, Stanford, and UCLA this fall. This summer, Alberts was able to take an East coast tour, visiting Boston, Boston College, Georgetown, VCU, and Virginia.
The Hoyas have been expressing legitimate interest in the California guard as well.
“I’ve been talking to them over the summer,” he said. “The culture there stood out. They’ve been successful over there.
“It’s not too huge of a school, so I like the little culture they have over there. I really liked talking to the coaches and the players.”
Alberts is also receiving interest from the likes of California, Connecticut, Georgetown, Michigan, UCLA, Wake Forest, and West Virginia.
Looking for a good fit to his game, Alberts said he definitely found that on his visit to Boston College this summer.
“I went for a camp also,” Alberts explained. “During the camp, I also got to play with some of the players. I really liked how high their basketball IQ is. They played nice and simple, and tried to make the easiest play. I really enjoyed that. I really think I fit into that well.”
Alberts played with the California based BTI Pump N’ Run program this summer.
Note: Evan is a contributing editor for NY2LASPORTS.COM. He is also the football and basketball recruiting analyst for Badger247. Follow Evan on Twitter @Evan_Flood