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Talking recruiting, Peach Jam with 2022 prospect Brendan Hausen

August 9, 2021
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Peach Jam was a good opportunity for prospects to showcase their talents in front of college coaches and NBA scouts. The prospects that fly under the radar prior to the event, usually aren’t so hidden anymore after flying thru North Augusta.

Brendan Hausen? He can relate.

His 20.4 points per game at Peach Jam left him in the Top-five scorers at the event when it hit the end. He was terrific with Team Griffin’s EYBL program. Once a very underrated prospect, not anymore after competing at Peach.

Hausen caught the attention of college coaches everywhere. He earned offers from Virginia Tech, Villanova, Oregon, Arizona State, Creighton, Penn State, amongst several others in the month of July alone. He landed nearly 20+ scholarship offers in the last two months but capped it off with an outstanding Peach Jam performance.

We talked with Hausen, he told Stockrisers.com his list cut plans, a commitment timetable, who all is in the mix, and recapped his Peach performance. In addition, he made it well-known that he will return for his senior year at Amarillo High School in Texas. Here’s his conversation with Stockrisers.com.


Which schools are heavily involved?

“Oklahoma, Villanova, Texas Tech, Arizona State, Oregon, Nevada.”

Any new interests?

“Interest from Texas right now.”

What was the offer like from Nova? What are they pitching to you?

“Just the history and that Nova is not for everyone but they think that I am the type person and player that could come there and be a huge part of what they are about. And then obviously the chance to win a national championship each year.”

How about Oklahoma? You visited and what was that like and their pitch?

“Just the new culture they are bringing to Oklahoma along with what they have accomplished in the past. They think I am the type of guy that can come in and play big minutes right away. He said he is recruiting me to be a leader in the program.”

And Oregon. What is their pitch and do you plan on visiting?

“Coach Altman believes I can come in and play big minutes with Dior Johnson because we complement each other's games so well. With him at the one and myself at the two and really getting out and scoring some points with each other. Another thing he said was just with the way I shoot the ball and the way I work he thinks he can get me to the next level and he talked about building onto what I already have physically.”

When do you plan on taking more visits?

“Looking into September with officials to Oregon, Nova, and OU. And Villanova will also be making a trip to do a home visit with me and my family.”

So, what should we expect for a commitment timeline?

“Looking at end of September or early October.”

How would you describe your summer play?

“Overall, I feel like I gave all I could and I think people are starting to see that I can play at the highest level. I feel like I needed to go prove myself on a top circuit one time. I got the opportunity and made the most of it and still have a long ways to go. I think this summer was just the beginning for me and can’t wait to see the next chapter.”

How would you best break down your game?

“I think it’s a very polished game. I can do a little bit of everything and I think I’m highly skilled at my position. I can shoot the ball at a high level but I also can create for others and I think people are starting to see that I can play the one or the two.”

 
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