HAMPTON, Va. -- A handful of five-star prospects made their move during the final day of EYBL…
First look at Mikal Bridges
"We practiced real hard to get where we are," Bridges began. Where exactly is Great Valley? After knocking off Penn Wood on Saturday, in convincing fashion, Great Valley is an impressive 20-0.
In terms of individual game, Bridges elaborated on what he specifically brings to the court. "I am able to shoot the ball real good from the outside," Mikal stated. "I can get to the free throw line, where I'm about 80%. I also can really pass the ball and have improved my ball-handling a lot."
His impressive play this season has caught the eyes of a number of colleges. When asked what schools are involved in his recruitment, Mikal rattled off a list of: "St. Joe's, Xavier, Wichita State, Richmond, Delaware, and Saint Bonaventure."
Last weekend, Mikal trekked to Hawk Hill and watched the Hawks knock off Xavier. Both Atlantic 10 schools are involved in his recruitment. "I really enjoyed it," Bridges began, speaking about his visit to St. Joe's. "I like how they play, liked the arena. They're a well-coached team."
Mikal Bridges has remained relatively under the radar due to playing at a high school in Great Valley that is not a traditional power. Mikal told Hawk Hill Hardwood that he is making a change this spring in terms of travel teams.
"Last year, I played with Team Next, but I'm now with Team Final," Bridges explained.
Team Final, being a Nike-affiliated program, participates in the EYBL circuit. Last year, another 6'6 wing was somewhat under-the-radar before switching summer teams. His name, B.J. Johnson, and his play last summer earned him all sorts of recruiting attention, and ultimately led to him committing to Syracuse.
Mikal Bridges has made quite a name for himself this winter, and in doing so, has led Great Valley to a perfect 20-0 start to the season. The skilled wing guard has remained relatively under-the-radar to this point, but is starting to change. Look for his recruitment to continue to pick up steam this winter and spring.
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