We’ve seen a lot of players come through our doors over the years, varying in appearance, skill level, and everything in between. We decided to put forth a “Getting to Know” series on some players who have attended events but still remain on the lesser-known side of things. Each of these prospects embody being a student-athlete and getting it done in the classroom as well as on the basketball court, and today’s edition will take a closer look at Will Brimmer of New Bern.
We’ve seen Brimmer in every possible setting, including at our most recent Top 80, where we stated, “Continuing onto a player that showcased the ability to adapt and seamlessly find ways to make his presence felt, Will Brimmer. He’s a long, wiry, smooth wing prospect with IQ, toughness, and a reliable three-level scoring arsenal. Brimmer is capable of leading a team but also showed the ability to thrive within a role and affect all facets of the game. He makes quality passes, rebounds well on both ends, and understands how to outwork his assignment defensively. Brimmer can penetrate, spot-up, create along the perimeter, or effectively cut without the ball in his hands. Next in his development process is working to become a craftier ball-handler, as it would make him a more lethal offensive threat. Coach Cherry on Brimmer: “Will is a great utility guy. He fills up the stat sheet. He is a great third ball-handler and goes all-out on both ends of the floor. He defends with high energy and toughness, runs the floor, and finishes well in transition. Will showed the ability to knock down the three-pointer as well.” Brimmer found various ways to contribute during camp and looks likely to enjoy a productive upcoming season as the leader of New Bern.”
Since then, Brimmer shined as the clear two-way leader for the Bears during his high school season. He posted nightly averages of 15.3 PPG, 6.5 RPG, 3.0 SPG, and 2.2 BPG while largely carrying the load on a game-to-game basis. Soon thereafter, Brimmer would go onto be a major piece for All-Carolina during the summer season. He showcased adaptability and a fairly well-rounded skillset, which allowed him to produce in a variety of roles. Brimmer has the combination of size, skill, and physical tools to appeal to a variety of college programs. Although he’s just entering his junior season, there is still ample time for Brimmer to turn heads and receive opportunities to further his playing career at the next level.