2014 Intro: Greensburg’s Bryant McIntosh

  • 08/17/2011 2:35 pm in

2014 guard Bryant McIntosh put together a solid freshman campaign at New Castle, but has transferred to Greensburg for his final three high school seasons after reportedly being struck by Trojans coach Steve Bennett.

The 6-foot-2 guard played well this spring and summer for the Eric Gordon 15-and-under team that also featured Perry Poindexter, Jalen Coleman and Sean Sellers, who will team with McIntosh at Greensburg.

McIntosh was among Indiana’s guests at last fall’s Hoosier Hysteria and ESPN.com recruiting analyst Dave Telep said after May’s Spiece Run-N-Slam that the sophomore is “one to watch because he’s tough, makes shots and has a ball player’s swagger.”

Check out Inside the Hall’s highlights of McIntosh from July’s adidas Invitational and the Best of the Midwest as well as Q & A in the embedded media players below (Note: You can expand the video to full screen by using the arrows in the bottom right hand corner of the players.):

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  • base

    This kid will be successful wherever he plays. He’s really good and if it wasn’t for Blackmon’s committment and Lyle’s heavy recruitment, he’d be a Hoosier.

  • Anonymous

    He no doubt will fill it up in high school.  He is a ballplayer.  But given where the program is at and the talent we have at his projected position (looks to be a 2 guard), I think we should wait to offer here.  No disrespect as there isn’t hardly anyone in the country that would play over Blackmon and Lyles (as well as those coming in 2012 and I am hopefully in 2015).

  • Anonymous

    He no doubt will fill it up in high school.  He is a ballplayer.  But given where the program is at and the talent we have at his projected position (looks to be a 2 guard), I think we should wait to offer here.  No disrespect as there isn’t hardly anyone in the country that would play over Blackmon and Lyles (as well as those coming in 2012 and I am hopefully in 2015).

  • Anonymous

    Kid never got to show what he could do at New Castle. Still needs to get stronger to reach his full potential, but look for a breakout season this year with the Pirates.

    Things have a way of working out. Yeah, we might have lots of players at his position, but 1) he can play either position and 2) the kid bleeds cream and crimson (as does his family). Players like McIntosh are the ones who make everyone better and that makes good teams great.

  • Anonymous

    Kid never got to show what he could do at New Castle. Still needs to get stronger to reach his full potential, but look for a breakout season this year with the Pirates.

    Things have a way of working out. Yeah, we might have lots of players at his position, but 1) he can play either position and 2) the kid bleeds cream and crimson (as does his family). Players like McIntosh are the ones who make everyone better and that makes good teams great.

  • Anonymous

    Kid never got to show what he could do at New Castle. Still needs to get stronger to reach his full potential, but look for a breakout season this year with the Pirates.

    Things have a way of working out. Yeah, we might have lots of players at his position, but 1) he can play either position and 2) the kid bleeds cream and crimson (as does his family). Players like McIntosh are the ones who make everyone better and that makes good teams great.

  • Anonymous

    I would like some spots for these kinds of kids.  Scrappy winners, who may not get a lot of playing time early, but will drive these studs to their potential.

  • Jaktucke

    He’s going to put up some big numbers against the competition he’ll be facing at Greensburg. I’ll be interested to see how the move to a school of that caliber affects him, if at all.

  • Anonymous

    No offense, but I think IU is recruiting at a level above where he’s at right now.

  • N71

    Loved seeing coach Crean at the :51 mark with some crafty recruiting as a volunteer ref. He looks good in the zepra stripes.  Also love Bryant’s game, he’d be a great addition.

  • N71

    Loved seeing coach Crean at the :51 mark with some crafty recruiting as a volunteer ref. He looks good in the zepra stripes.  Also love Bryant’s game, he’d be a great addition.

  • N71

    Loved seeing coach Crean at the :51 mark with some crafty recruiting as a volunteer ref. He looks good in the zepra stripes.  Also love Bryant’s game, he’d be a great addition.

  • Kelin Blab

    Watching this kid shoot I can just hear him say…’Got em” everytime he releases it.

  • Anonymous

    with that haircut and sweet looking stroke, he reminds me of kyle hornsby. maybe he can sprout a couple more inches

  • Anonymous

    with that haircut and sweet looking stroke, he reminds me of kyle hornsby. maybe he can sprout a couple more inches

  • Hoosiers1111

    No thanks.  The kid might be a good player, but steer clear.

  • eph521

    Amazing he’s a 2014 recruit and has already attended last year’s Hoosier Hysteria.

    Glad to see the staff found him early. Real early.

  • Anonymous

    Pretty smooth and seems to show a lot of basketball smarts on the court. If he has a good work ethic he could be a really good player in a couple or three years. I wouldn’t discount him just yet.

  • Anonymous

    Pretty smooth and seems to show a lot of basketball smarts on the court. If he has a good work ethic he could be a really good player in a couple or three years. I wouldn’t discount him just yet.

  • Anonymous

    That and the fact kids like him do all the “little things” that all too often is the difference between being a good team and being a championship team.

  • Anonymous

    Owns the mid-range game.  Pull-up jumpers, spot up jumpers and floaters.  Everything from 15 feet was money.  Talk about lost art.

  • Hoosiers1111

    There are so many other higher priorities in 2014.  Just on his AAU team he is behind Poindexter and Sellers. Not to mention Jacquan Lyle.  And probably also behind Jaraan Lands and Justin Brent.  I really hope we don’t offer.  There’s no reason to rush

  • Aceman_Mujezinovic_07

    Yeah, these type of players turn into the Joe Hillman’s and the Steve Eyl’s. 

    Those glue guys are more important than analysts and reporters make them out to be nowadays. 

  • Aceman_Mujezinovic_07

    Yeah, these type of players turn into the Joe Hillman’s and the Steve Eyl’s. 

    Those glue guys are more important than analysts and reporters make them out to be nowadays. 

  • Aceman_Mujezinovic_07

    Yeah, these type of players turn into the Joe Hillman’s and the Steve Eyl’s. 

    Those glue guys are more important than analysts and reporters make them out to be nowadays. 

  • MillaRed

    Blackmon needs a running mate that can shoot, we only have two SF’s committed in 2013, and no verbals from the kids we are pursuing.

    What’s not to like? The kid can stroke it and has a great pull-up game. If he bleeds IU like a few say, bring him in.

  • Hoosiers1111

    He might be, but he’s not the reason I say to steer clear.  And I’m not a disgruntled New Castle fan, but I’m fairly confident in saying that for reasons out of Bryant’s control, we should not pursue him.

  • Not behind Justin Brent at all, IMO.

  • Not behind Justin Brent at all, IMO.

  • Anonymous

    agreed

  • Anonymous

    I’m not disagreeing with you or Hurryinhoosier since I’ve never seen this kid live, but I’m curious as to what you’ve seen that makes him “scrappy” or as hurryin said a kid that will “do all the little things”. 

  • Anonymous

    All your comments are really….negative. Almost like you have something personal against this kid. Didn’t the article say something about his coach striking him as a reason for his transfer. You wouldn’t happen to be coach Bennett would you? Or a PUke alumni? Well, either way peace on you and cut the kid some slack.

  • Anonymous

    he does seem to have some swagger about him; not sure if he has the b10 strength and athleticism yet (of course) but he looks like he will go against anyone; being hard nosed coupled with basketball smarts and talent gives him a lot of potential. 

  • Hoosiers1111

    Did it ever occur to you that MAYBE I am from the area and know a little more about the situation than just what the 2 min video clip shows?  No, that couldn’t be it.  I’m clearly a Purdue fan or Coach Bennett himself.  Those are the only options.

    If some of you were coaches we would offer every kid in the state that has a YouTube video because they remind you of some NBA player or former Hoosier.  Just on here we’ve seen Steve Blake, Joe Hillman, Steve Eyl, Kyle Hornsby, “a gator type player” and “scrappy”, as if you can tell he is scrappy by watching a 2 min video that only shows him shooting or passing.  We are going to be elite by the time 2014 rolls around and this kid is not upper D1 talented and the situation around him is not one that we need at IU.  Get mad that I don’t want him at IU, but there are better players than this in that class.

  • champ

    Better than Sellers in IMHO. Kid has really developed and will continue to move up the rankings in the next 2 years. Ability to handle the ball, beat defenders off the dribble, distribute, and knock down the jumper is quite impressive. He needs to get stronger but the rest of the game is there, including the intangibles like heart and leadership.

  • Cecilia_stanley

    With this kid and the rest of Greensburg we are 19-0.. This kid has great talent and class and be the one to watch. Come to a greensburg game and watch this sophmore class. Gonna have about 4 more great years ahead for Greensburg

  • Greensburg

    Yes i have been around these boys alot in the last year (they are a team) and bryan as fit in very well watch out indiana you are going to be hear alot about greensburg  

  • Pirate Pride

    Hard to say he is that much better,  He gets more opportunities because they run a perimeter oriented offense. Sellers scored more than McIntosh and took a lot less shots.  He also lead his team in rebounds Free throw percentage and steals.  McIntosh is a good player but he also forces up shots when he could make an extra pass.  Shot around 35 percent on 3.  Let Sellers get the same number shots and see what he does.