Northern Star: Brandon Myer
Superior Senior Basketball Player
Brandon Myer has been playing basketball for a long time.
“I picked up a ball when i was like one-year-old,” said Myer.
Head Coach, at Superior Jake Smith has had a front row seat watching him grow up with the game.
“When i was playing at UWS he was actually my ball boy when i was a freshman, sophomore, junior. So Brandon probably would’ve been in the fifth, sixth, seventh grade,” said Smith.
Myer has come a long way since then and growing almost ten inches in four years can be a struggle.
“Sophomore year was probably the worst because that was like the awkward stage when i didn’t have full control of my body it felt like. Then junior year i just got better and now i finally feel like i’m finally growing in to my body and its way easier to play that way,” said Myer.
The growth spert didn’t come as a surprise though and has only made him that much better.
Now as a senior Myer is focusing on his final season playing high school basketball after making a commitment to play for UMD in the fall.
“Now that i know where I’m going it’s just the season that i have to focus on. Before it was where am i going to go to college and play and the outcome of the season. Now its i know where I’m going to play and that’s a weight off my shoulders, now i get to just play basketball,” said Myer.
Come next season Myer will have to grow again, this time to keep up with the college game.
Coach Smith doesn’t see it being an issue for Myer.
“I think his skill set, will transfer very very nicely. He’s a big long kid that can shoot the three, he can score near the basket. I don’t think he’s going to have any trouble with that transition at all,” said Smith.