Brandon Slater is an elite student-athlete currently attending Paul VI Catholic High School in Fairfax, Virginia. The 6’6 wing is one of the most versatile players in the nation, currently ranked the #26 player in the country for the class of 2018 per Scout. Playing for Team Takeover on the AAU circuit, Brandon already has college coaches vying for the explosive wing that can knock down perimeter jumpshots, finish at the rim through contact, create easy looks for teammates and play lockdown defense.
I. AAU & SELF ANALYSIS
EM: Can you tell us how things are going this spring for Team Takeover as a team and for you individually?
BS: We are starting off strong, but we still have a long way to go and I’m doing good individually.
— Adam Ayalew (@AyalewAdam) March 26, 2016
2018 wing Brandon Slater has a lot of upside. 6-6 with good length, potential as defender, a good athlete and can make shots from distance.
— Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) March 26, 2016
EM: Can you describe your game for those that are not familiar?
BS: High energy player, athletic, and I love getting the hustle plays and getting my teammates the ball.
EM: How often do you work on your game?
BS: I try to work on it every day if possible, just working to get better.
II. ACADEMICS AND OFF-COURT INTERESTS
EM: Can we talk a bit about your interests as a student, what is your favorite subject?
BS: My favorite subject is history right now.
EM: What do you plan to major in when attending college?
BS: I would like to study Communications in college.
EM: What are your interests off the court?
BS: Just spending quality time with my friends and family.
EM: Shifting a bit to recruiting, can you tell us which schools have offered you?
BS: Louisville, Maryland, Miami, USC, Virginia Tech, UCF
EM: Which schools show interest that haven’t yet offered:
BS: West Virginia, UConn, Temple, Villanova, Virginia, Syracuse
EM: Which schools do you hear from the most:
BS: I hear from Villanova, West Virginia, Maryland, and Virginia the most.
EM: Any visits or team camps lined up in the near future?
BS: No, not right now.
EM: What factors are important to you and your family when making your college decision?
BS: Good academics, if it’s a family environment, and I want the school to make my family feel welcomed.
IV. PERSONAL GOALS & ADVICE
EM: Any personal goals on or off the court?
BS: Go as my talents take me and take care of my family.
EM: Last, if you could give the youth some advice on how to succeed either on or off the court, what would you say?
BS: On the court, if you give your best and have fun the sky is the limit. Off the court, basketball opens doors to a lot of different opportunities in life, use it to your advantage.
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