Brantley Osborne (6-4, 185, G, Shepherdstown, WV) has been named the Most Valuable Player of the 2015 iBall FOCUS – New Jersey. On Saturday, February 28th, in New Brunswick, NJ, Osborne displayed a full arsenal of professional level offensive and defensive basketball skills.
One scout commented saying that Brantley ‘has the it factor.’ After a thorough deliberation, it has been determined that Osborne’s dominance in all aspects of drills, game play, all-star competition, and off-the-court demeanor, pushed him above other talented players to claim the FOCUS’ top spot.
Brantley Osborne is on the move. Literally.
On both offense and defense, Osborne is in constant motion. With the ball in hand, he attacks the basket from many angles, and preferably, from the baseline. He is quick running the floor and moves very well without the ball. On defense, he presents good and consistent ball pressure.
When penetrating to the basket, Osborne finishes strong and with either hand. He is also very crafty, finding creases and contorting his body to reach the goal. He level of body control is superior.
Brantley also possesses a very nice 3-point shot with a super-quick release. His mechanics are tight and he can shoot consistently from 24 – 26 feet.
Osborne is currently in a high level of physical condition. For the duration of iBall FOCUS, he gave 110% on the both on the offensive and defensive ends of the court and displayed a stamina for running the fast break and attacking the basket at a level that did not decrease over the course of a 6-hr camp which featured training by former NBA Champion John Celestand and Mars Mellish of All-State Basketball.
Brantley is constantly in motion, seeking and finding seams in the defense. When catching the ball in traffic, he has enough where-with all to catch in movement and score or dish to an open teammate.
Osborne’s court vision should not be overlooked, as he is a very good passer. He has a keen eye and delivers crisp passes that are in the flow of the offense. He also looks to attack and kick out for the open shot.
His confidence shines through in his body language and presents himself as a natural leader–both vocally and leading by example through his actions on the court. Brantley is a very smart player with a high basketball IQ, nice court awareness, and plenty of game savvy. When dominant, he plays with a high motor but also seems to always be under control. He is highly competitive and gives a maximum effort in every drill and on every play.
Overall, Brantley is fundamentally sound with an all-around game which is superb. It will translate very well to the professional level. “Just an overall good player,” commented multi-year international pro, and iBall Director of Scouting, Crista Ricketts.
More of Brantley’s video: http://www.hudl.com/v/Fkg1j www.hudl.com/v/F1gFz www.hudl.com/athlete/3438656/highlights/152578382
Brantley Osborne attended Shepherd University (NCAA D2) where he finished as the schools all-time 3-point scorer (315) and ranking 3rd in NCAA D2 in career 3-pointers made. He also ranked 7th Nationally in FG’s made (619) and points scored (1,816).
In his senior season (2013-14), he averaged 19.1 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 4.1 assists per game. He was an All Region Team Selection, NABC All-District Selection, and First Team All Mountain East Conference. With the tutelage of head coach Justin Namolik, Osborne led the Rams to a 20-10 record and powered the team to the first ever regional ranking in school history.
More of Brantley’s career history, videos, news links, and contact information can be found on his iBall Profile: www.iballunited.net/brantley-osborne.
iBall FOCUS is an training, evaluation, and exposure camp for the best unsigned free agent basketball players in the U.S. The top players are selected for advanced marketing exposure by iBall United for sole purpose of signing professional contracts.
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