Player Profile: Warren De La Salle’s Jack Ballantyne

5 Dec

•           Height, Weight, and position?

6’7 212 lbs. SF/PF

•           High School, Summer team and Graduation Year?
De La Salle Collegiate, Michigan Hurricanes, Class of 2017. 
•           Players you try to model your game after?
Magic Johnson because of the way he saw the floor so well and knew what was going on at all times.
•           Important Stats 
39 Points in an AAU game this summer.  Averaged 24 points 12 rebounds 4 assists in AAU this summer. 
•           Most memorable game in your career so far?
The game this summer against Team Thab.
•           Colleges that you would like to attend?
Duke, Michigan, UCLA, any others would be great to.
•           Colleges that have shown interest in you so far?
University of Iowa, Tulsa University, EMU, U of D, MSU.
•           What makes you unique from other players at your position?
I can handle the ball and cause mismatches for the defense because of my size.
•           Strengths and areas you are improving in?
Defensive positioning.  
•           How did the offseason go?
Very well, I had great showings at the ESPN 125 Prospect camp, making the top 25 national all-star game.  I also improved my vertical jump.
•           Goals for the upcoming season?
Start and contribute for my varsity team this upcoming year.
•           What role do you see your self having this year for your team?
I see myself contributing a quick energy boost for the team.  I will be able to come in the game and cause a mismatch for the defense using my size and outside shooting. 
•           What will a coach be getting out of you at the next level?
A hard worker who’s willing to set aside personal goals for the benefit of the team.
•           What will go into your decision about choosing a college?
How far it is from my family, and the program’s historic success.
•           Most influential person in your life? Why?
My Dad and my AAU coaches, they both push me to be great on and off the court.
•           Legacy you want to leave at your school?
Win a state championship and win Mr. Basketball.
•           Where do you see yourself in 15 years?
Still in the NBA with a degree in Engineering.
•           Fun/ interesting fact about you?
I love Reese Cups and am addicted to winning.
•           Academic Information
3.4 GPA
•           Contact Information
DAVID BALLANTYNE <dlballantyne@yahoo.com>;
Twitter: @jdb__3
Follow on Twitter: @PrepBallReport

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