The Journal Star of Peoria Illinois and multiple other sources are reporting that Brett Bisping, a 6-foot-8 220 pound forward out of Morton High School in Illinois has given his verbal commitment to attend Siena and will sign his letter of intent next week. Chicago Hoops.com describes him as, “a highly versatile frontcourt talent who has the ability to impact games both inside and outside”.
He made an official visit to Siena last weekend and had this to say following his visit.“I was able to visit with several different people from academic departments, tour the campus and facilities, and I got to spend an hour meeting with the president of the university. I got to sit in on a practice as well as go through game day prep with them because they had a scrimmage on Saturday. Of course I got to spend a lot of time talking to the coaches and spending the evenings with the players. All and all it was a vey positive trip,” said Bisping. “I’ve said all along that if I found the right school that had all the things I was looking for I would sign early. Siena has a lot of the things that I’m looking for in a school”.
Bisping had a strong finish to his high school season including a 31 point performance in the section final with four 3-pointers and going 19 for 20 from the free throw line, hitting his first 17 in a row.
He played over the summer for the Illinois Wolves out of Chicago, one of the top AAU hoops programs in Illinois.
In July the Journal Star described that Bisping, “is playing stronger and with more aggression. He’s rebounding well and getting to the line, where he’s showing a soft touch on free throws. So it’s no surprise that schools are noticing”. He told the Star ““I’m looking for a good school education-wise and with a winning basketball tradition,” he said. “Those are two big keys for me.”
Bisping told WEEK-TV that he had 20-30 schools calling him including Ball St., ISU, and Wright St. He said he went on a visit to Bradley and received scholarship offers from Division I colleges — Lehigh (Pa.) and Southern Illinois-Edwardsville. He was reportedly drawing increased attention from multiple other schools.
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