There is no offseason in basketball.
Players are constantly honing their skills and working on their craft in hopes to get to the next level. Whether it is traveling around the country going to showcase after showcase or conditioning in their backyard, there are no wasted days in the summer.
That’s exactly what Coronado’s Bryce Meadows has experienced this summer. The class of 2018 point guard has been catching the eye of scouts across the nation while playing with the Top Flight Arizona club team.
“It’s been a battle test,” Meadows said. “It’s a battle in every single showcase and camp. Every single game I play, I take it like it’s my last.”
Both of those kids are nice prospects! https://t.co/rCfcLG1jmt
— Frank Burlison (@FrankieBur) July 4, 2015
2018 Scottsdale (AZ) Coronado PG Bryce Meadows is off to a good start in the second set of games. Long, handle, feel for the position.
— Devin Ugland (@Devin_Ugland) July 4, 2015
Top Flight AZ Head Coach Paul Hardiman said Meadows’ progression early in his high school career is not a surprise.
And he will only continue to grow.
“He’s going to grow a lot. Where he is at now is great,” Hardiman said. “But just imagine where he is going to be at two years down the road with more games under his belt, more training, going against these camps, competing against high-level talent. The sky is the limit for him.”
Hardiman has known Meadows for many years and has seen first-hand Meadows develop physically into the 6’4” sophomore that stands before him. But Hardiman has also seen the makings of a student of the game in Meadows.
“If he makes mistakes, he is on to the next play,” Hardiman said. “He is very easy to coach, very coachable. He is always asking questions, always seeking room for improvement. (He is) a perfectionist. Every game, he may have…16 points and 10 assists, a few rebounds, and he can still name out three or four plays where he could have done something a little bit differently.”
He has the shot, the passing is on point, and he is continuing to grow.
But Meadows knows there is room for improvement.
“I’m looking forward to working on my drive game. My shot is there, I’m just looking forward to taking contact, which is what I’m working on now and playing through anything I can mentally and physically.”