Delaware Diamond is Out of the Rough
There is breaking news in the basketball world that is sending shock-waves throughout the state of Delaware and across the country.
What has made this story even more interesting is that the high major guard has made the determination to test his skills against the highest level of competition in the world of youth basketball. He has agreed to take his talents to the NIKE EYBL under one of his favorite player's umbrella; Carmelo Anthony and his Baltimore based Team Melo program.
Ricketts, who humbly refers to himself as "just a kid from Delaware" is a scoring and play-making guard who is only just beginning to scratch the surface of his potential. He's got good perimeter size at 6'4 and hasn't stopped growing yet or even begun to fill out his frame. Yet he's already capable of scoring in bunches as on all three levels.
He has a naturally soft shooting touch and is equally effective shooting off the catch or the dribble either from behind the arc or in the mid-range area. He can wiggle into his pull-up but can also be explosive attacking the rim north to south. He's more of a wing right now but even has the potential to evolve into a lead guard down the road.
Coach Francis of Team Melo says "Brent is one of the best young guards in his class, his demeanor and approach to the game are a throwback, he plays with focused energy and emotion and attacks you possession after possession. That relentless style wear's on a team and a defense and translates to winning basketball games. Brent imposes is will on opponents in a way that I have rarely seen, he's a special talent."
The fact that Ricketts has chosen to do this on the biggest stage the country will only solidify his national standing and profile. This inevitably will open doors for him at the college level. When you think of Delaware basketball many think of Trevon Duval, recent lottery pick Donte DiVincenzo and more recently Providence commit Jyare Davis; you must add Ricketts to that list as he will most certainly be the next star that will come out this area. Maybe the best one yet.
Page Updated Last on: Jan 31, 2020