For his age, Thomas Bryant is a skilled player with a significant amount of upside. He has been spotted by scouts and coaches alike, each speaking of the potential he has to develop into a very good basketball in his future.
But all that talk hasn’t gotten to Bryant’s head. Not only does he continue to work hard, but he has an atypical approach to practice that helps him excel.
“I take it as if I’m the worst player in the gym and I just want to work harder and harder just to get better,” he said at Hoop Group Future All-American Camp in Reading, Pa.
The 6-8, 200-pound Bryant, a member of the Class of 2015, is ranked as a top prospect in the crop of rising sophomores and he showed why at Future All-American Camp.
He works well in transition and even threw down a monstrous slam on a defender (which will be included in an upcoming mixtape from camp).
As he continues to develop, he draws inspiration from a range of people, some of whom you might not expect.
“Everybody, my teammates, the coach, I just take that motivation and what I take out of it to perform better out on the court,” he said. ““I just stay humble and playing basketball.”
As he moves from the summer back into the school year with Bishop Kearney (N.Y.), Bryant hopes to grow his game and keep showing his skills to top college coaches.
“It makes me work even harder so I can get out there and improve on the basketball court. When basketball season comes, I learn different moves and learn something that I never learned before.”
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