Braylen Blue, of the Madison Spartans AAU program has yet to play in a varsity high school basketball game. This has not stopped the 6’2 Sun Prairie freshman Guard from garnering the interest of college programs, having already received an offer from Howard University. This could have something to do with the exposure he received from Chris Paul’s CP3 Rising Stars national basketball camp this last July in North Carolina. Other offers are sure to follow as Blue continues to gain valuable experience at the varsity level, and progressing physically.
Braylen, the younger cousin of former Madison Memorial standout was recently Selected as one of the Top 20 Class of 2023 Basketball Prospects in Wisconsin by WSN. This comes as no surprise as Blue already has a refined game for his age. Blue has tremendous court vision – passing ability – and length to disrupt passing lanes. Blue has a smooth release on his jumper that is only going to get better and more consistent with time. Braylen has all the makings of a lead guard who can elevate the game of players around him. To find a young player as talented as Braylen that is so selfless is difficult to find at this point in a young players development. One major advantage that Braylen has – comes from the fact that his father is a former personal skills development trainer for NBA Veteran Wesley Matthews formerly of Madison Memorial, an asset that is invaluable for a young Guard to have at his disposal.
The intrigue of Blue has left many people wanting to know more about the young prospect, so Braylen was kind enough to give us all a quick look into the life and game of the young 2023 prospect.
Q: What do you believe is your greatest asset you bring to a team right now?
A: Passing, Defense, 3-point Shooting
Q: What would you say is the strongest facet of your game at this point in your development, and what do you think needs the most work?
A: Court Vision (strongest) Attacking the Rim (needs improvement)
Q: What player do you most closely model your game after?
A: Ricky Rubio, Ja Morant, Trae Young, Steph Curry
Q: How do you deal with the pressure of having to perform now that you’ve begun garnering attention of colleges?
A: I’m going to play like I have no college offers, like I’m still trying to prove myself as a basketball player and get better every day
Q: What goals do you have for this upcoming season?
A: To be a big part of my Sun Prairie team, help them in any way that I can, and hopefully go undefeated
Q: Growing up what was your dream college to play for?
A: Wisconsin and Marquette
Q: What are your hobbies outside of basketball?
A: Going to the gym, and hanging out with my friends and family
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