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Joey Brunk Opening Eyes on UAA Circuit

If any college wants a polished big man with a vast array of moves in the post, they don’t have to look any further than Joey Brunk. Already a fine prospect, Brunk, from Indianapolis, Indiana (Southport High School) is getting even better this spring.

Brunk, a 6’10” center who plays with the Indy Hoosiers, is flourishing on the Under Armour Association (UAA) circuit this spring. So far this season Brunk is averaging 17 points and 8.3 rebounds per game on the circuit. He is also shooting .613 percent from the field and .788 percent from the free-throw line.

While Rivals ranks him as their No. 138 player, Scout.com ranks him as their No. 77 prospect. With an impressive summer, Brunk could be poised to soar up the rankings.

Brunk just loves to get position in the post and let his body do the work. He knows how to box out like a pro and demand the ball. Brunk also has solid vision, as he can hit the open man as well. You add that with some great skills for rebounding the ball, hustling and being quick on his feet, Brunk will be a wanted man when it comes to picking a school.

However, Brunk is committed to working harder on his game this summer while not resting on his laurels.

“I want to keep on improving,” Brunk said while playing at Under Armour’s event in Ardsley, New York over Memorial Day weekend. “I want just want a good run in July. It’s been a lot of fun so far. I’m taking a lot of stuff in and (working on) things I need to continue to get better at.”

While he has been impressive, Brunk knows he is not a finished product and wants to work on additional things.

“I can get stronger and become more athletic,” said Brunk. “I want to continue to develop my overall skills and feel for the game.”

With an impressive post game, naturally a lot of schools are inquiring about Brunk’s services.

“I’m talking to Butler, Oklahoma, Xavier, IUPUI and those are the (schools) I talk to (most),” said Brunk. According to Scout.com’s Brian Snow, Brunk also holds offers from Michigan State, Indiana, Purdue and Illinois. Also, as Snow points out, Brunk was visiting Butler for a second time on Tuesday June 2, and they are pursuing him very hard.

Regardless, Brunk is opening a lot of eyes this spring and it’s not hard to see why. Although already gifted, Brunk has room for improvement and he is letting his game do the talking. It should be interesting to see how his summer and recruitment shakes out this summer.

Here are some YouTube highlights of Brunk:

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