Braden Pierce 2022 North Metro Elite/River Ridge High School-Georgia
RUMBLE IN THE PEACHSTATE 2019
Braden is a coaches dream with his size and age alone. He is a freshman standing at 6’8 and looks to be a big part of teams success his sophomore year. He has the potential to be really good, being able to score in traffic and being aggressive on the rebounding end. He picks up the easy blocks without even having to leave his feet, and he altered shots all day, using that defense to carry NME to a championship. He has good energy for his size as well and did a good job running the floor.
Improvements: Braden is still a project. He did not display much post moves, or a solid back to the basket game, he just relied on his height to make a play. The competition will get bigger and stronger throughout his basketball career, so he will have to find ways to sit on the block, and demand the ball to make a play. Also doing some research on him, I found out he is a baseball player. Once he gets comfortable with the game, I am expecting some cross court darts, Kevin Love esq transition passes in the future. Strength: Size, Reach, Finish in contact Improvements: Foot work, Post Moves, Strength