Braxston Bunce Is Racking UP Offers, Sets Two Official Visits
Published by Ali Ahmed on September 7, 2011
We recently caught up with 2012’s 6’11 center Braxston Bunce to give us in depths look into his eventful summer. This prominent big man was named to the Canadian Junior Team for the first time and competed in Lithuania and Latvia this summer. Basketball BC was also lucky to have Bunce participate with the team at the Las Vegas Fab 48 where he elevated his game and had a great deal of AAU experience competing in the tournament.
“Playing for Canada helped my game out in so many ways being the youngest on the team. I had great coaches and teammates which helped me kick off an overall good summer for me,” replied Bunce when asked about his tenure with the Canadian Junior Team this summer, “The Las Vegas AAU tournament was really good for me, boosted my stock a lot”.
He also accompanied the team to the 2011 Canada Basketball Championships where unfortunately he could not participate due to a foot injury.
“The foot is feeling good, not wearing the boot anymore. We’ll see how the next couple weeks go as I slowly get back into full workouts,” described Bunce about his recovery, “Just shooting free throws right now and stationary dribbling. No running or jumping.”
Bunce also added that he anticipates significant improvement by the end of September where he sees himself participating in full basketball workouts.
Aside from playing, Bunce was also active as he was invited for unofficial and official visits at several colleges.
“The visits went very well. I’ve done unofficial visits to Nevada, Boise State, Montana State, Washington State, and Eastern Washington. This weekend I have an official visit to Pennsylvania and to Cornell the following weekend.”
We had a chance to get an update on Bunce’s recruiting as he highlighted offers from Colgate, Lafayette, Arkansas State, Montana State, Eastern Washington, Pennsylvania, Cornell, and Portland. Bunce is receiving serious interest from schools such as Washington State, Boise State, Nevada, UCSB, and Columbia. He also listed other interested schools including; Missouri, North Dakota, Boston College, Portland State, New Mexico State, Washington, Princeton, and Utah State.
Bunce’s deciding factor will rely heavily on education and he is currently leaning towards an Ivy League education.
This summer has only been a start to a bright future for Bunce as he develops and trains with Canada Basketball and Basketball BC.