Phenom’s Quick Take
6’9” unsigned senior Robert Braswell
Blythewood High School (Blythewood, SC)
Oklahoma State Offers Braswell
On December 28-30 Blythewood High School will be part of the 12-team field at Phenom’s Palmetto Winter Classic at Ben Lippen School in Columbia, South Carolina.
One of the most talked about unsigned seniors throughout the region picked up his first Power 5 offer on Tuesday night when Oklahoma State joined in with Fordham, Charlotte, Old Dominion, Winthrop and others. Programs like Kansas State, Creighton, Virginia Tech, UMass, George Mason and others have been in constant contact or stopped by the school over the last couple weeks.
Braswell, who played with Team United on Nike’s famed EYBL circuit this summer where he shot 53% from three and 56% overall. Adding to the unique nature of Braswell’s game he was also South Carolina’s state high jump champion for the 5A classification (SCs largest public school classification). At 6’9” with a 7’ wing span Braswell jumped 6’6” to take gold.
After his performance among the state’s best at the prestigious South Carolina Top 80 event we wrote, “Braswell is capable of being a true star at the next level with his incredible two-way presence, Robert Braswell. He’s a forward that can play big or small extremely well (based on whatever the team needs), able to post up smaller players or taking larger players off the dribble, both with relative ease. Braswell scores efficiently from all three levels and is a constant threat to dunk on any opponent in his path. He has a great feel and IQ for the game, looking to create for teammates whenever possible and always seeming to be in the right place at the right time. Defensively, Braswell can guard both forward spots at an above average rate, and is even capable of bumping over to centers in the right situation.”
Positionally, as Braswell continues to add weight and get stronger there is thought that he could grow into a 3-man, wing, at the next level. Where ever he plays, there is no denying his length, athleticism, ability to shoot the ball and his ball skills. Take a look below at highlights taken from the first four games of his senior season…