BC Lands Brady Heslip
Published by Gilbert Muako on August 27, 2009
Talented 6’2” point Guard from Burlington, Ontario has committed to play ball with the Boston College Eagles. Brady Heslip exploded this past summer on the AAU circuit playing for power house Grassroots Canada.
Several other top-tier schools took notice of the sharpshooter, including Georgetown, Connecticut, Cincinnati, among others.
Grassroots head coach Ro Russell speaks on Heslip’s stellar summer performance: “While Cory Joseph and Myck Kabongo were at other events, he took full advantage of the opportunity to lead our team and he averaged 33 points and 6 assists a game.”
“Coaches started to seriously take notice after that. He followed it up with another strong performance in Minnesota (Best Buy Minneapolis) where he averaged 27 points and 5 assists, and then finally in Vegas (Adidas Super 64), where he capped it off with 18 point and 4 assists per game even though we had Cory, Myck and Tristan [Thompson] back.”
Heslip has made major improvement to his overall game and he has great basketball IQ. He can play off the ball with his smooth shooting touch or run the show at the point guard position with his improved handles. He also possesses good decision making and passing abilities.
Heslip had committed to Guelph University a few months ago and was set to make his CIS debut this fall, but with the recent buzz surrounding him, his plans quickly changed. He will join the Eagles this January, and will look to make an immediate impact in the ultra-competitive Atlantic Coast Conference.
Russell adds, “Brady’s is true example of determination-meets-work-ethics-meets-opportunity-meets-dream. B.C. has a tradition of letting their point guards shoot the ball and they showed a lot of interest, so he should have a good career there.”