Monday, March 31, 2008
Update on . . . Chris Braswell
Yesterday I spoke with Georgetown-commit Chris Braswell of Hargrave Military Academy (VA). Braswell, a 6'8 senior power forward, has yet to officially sign with the Hoyas. Lately, he has been "talking to [his] mom and Georgetown," and is planning to "probably [sign on] . . . the 16th [of April]." Chris' reasoning for not signing his Letter of Intent earlier, was becasue he "wanted to keep [his] options open, [and although he] . . . wanted to sign when everyone else did, [he wanted to] . . . keep [his] options open." The big man told me that he has "a good friendship with Austin Freeman . . . and Henry Sims, . . . and Jason Clark." Freeman is already a member of the Georgetown team, while Sims and Clark are Georgetown commits. Chris "went to DeMatha [Catholic High School in Maryland for his] . . . junior and sophomore year." His opinion regarding the well-renowned basketball factory was that it "was [in] a competition league," while at "Hargrave, it was playing for colleges. . . . It was more competition." Braswell informed me that he has been selected to the "Capital Classic." As a Hoya, Braswell feels that he can help the squad by "rebounding [and] playing [his] role." I'd just like to add that Chris Braswell is an awfully nice young man, with a lot of class, and great manners. He is the epitome of what an athlete should be like. If you happen to get the chance to meet Chris, I'm sure you'll feel the same way.