Ian Burke To Sign With WAC Program

by Anthony Ray | Posted on Monday, April 9th, 2018

One of the elite prospects still available this spring is Brophy Prep High School's 6-foot-4 unsigned senior guard Ian Burke.  Burke is one of the top available guard prospects in the West and now the time has come for him to make a college decision.  Recently, Burke decided to make his college decision with a program in the West.

This week Burke decided on a program that needed a point guard late - Seattle University and head coach Jim Hayford and his basketball staff.

Burke had recently received an offer from Air Force, and was thought to be headed there before the offer from Seattle University came about.  He made his decision this week on the WAC program.

Very few guards have Burke's combination of size and are true floor generals.  Instead, most are combo-guard prospects that lack the ability to make players around them better.  Instead they focus on scoring the basketball.  Not Burke.  This young man enjoys having the basketball in his hands and likes to make players around him better, through advancing the ball up the floor with the pass, and not over dribbling.  Instead, Burke makes his team go through consistent decision-making that leads to offensive production.  He is also a very good shooter with range on his shot - able to keep defenses on their toes with his ability to spread the floor.

It was thought that Burke might play through the spring evaluation period, but instead he has decided to make his college decision.  A very good decision for the talented guard prospect - a nice sleeper prospect that was still on the recruiting table until late in the signing period.

Congratulations to Burke on his amazing accomplishment and good luck to him in the future from our Arizona Preps' staff.

Arizona Hoop Review Scouting Report:  Very few guards have Burke's combination of size and are true floor generals.  Instead, most are combo-guard prospects that lack the ability to make players around them better.  Instead they focus on scoring the basketball.  Not Burke.  This young man enjoys having the basketball in his hands and likes to make players around him better, through advancing the ball up the floor with the pass, and not over dribbling.  Instead, Burke makes his team go through consistent decision-making that leads to offensive production.  He is also a very good shooter with range on his shot - able to keep defenses on their toes with his ability to spread the floor.  Burke is a very good ball handler that does what it takes off the dribble to get by defenders and set up teammates.  He doesn't often play with the ball in his hands - allowing him to make passes to open cutters on the court.  He also is a good penetrator and finisher in the lane and in the open court.  Burke is also a good rebounder for the position and is able to post up smaller guards.  This is an area that I would like to see him begin to focus on much more over time, as he matures physically.  His value in the post while posting up smaller opposition could become a nice asset to any team he plays for.  He is a very good team defender that understands positioning and floor balance on the court, and helps often from the weakside of the court - leading to steals for his team and scoring opportunities on the other end.

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