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Senior point guard Zackery Bryant signed with University of Alabama Birmingham this morning in front of his family, upper school classmates, teammates, coaches, and club coach. Zackery Bryant chose UAB over scholarship offers from Clemson, Georgia, and Iowa State. Bryant led the Stallions in scoring last season with an average of 19.9 points per game. In addition, he broke the Providence single season scoring record previously held by Grayson Allen. Bryant was a First Team All-State and First Team All First Coast selection as a junior. The Stallions were regional finalists in 2015-16.
Bryant and his teammates are looking forward to an exciting upcoming season with a challenging schedule. The Stallions open the regular season game at Bishop Snyder on Tuesday, November 22nd. The first home game is December 7th vs. Montverde Academy, the winners of three of the previous four national championships.
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First year head coach Rob Ehsan has been tasked with keeping together a fully loaded roster that now Stanford head coach Jerod Haase left over upon leaving for the west coast but even if things don’t go as planned this season, the Blazers have a lot to look forward to with its 2017 class. Landing two prospects that could have committed to power conference programs, the CUSA gang has reason to be excited. Led by Scootie Bryant, the 6-foot-2 lead guard out of Florida will bring immense toughness and production to the lead guard spot. Beating out the likes of Clemson and Iowa State for the floor general, Bryant will be a major asset for the next few years. Down low, UAB went with potential in Makhtar Gueye, a long and lean big man that can run the floor for days. Together, Gueye and Bryant create a dynamic two-man class and one that will reap much success within the new era that Ehsan now is at the lead at in Birmingham.