Breon Pass cut down his list of school he is considering to just four, with Providence, Georgia Tech, East Carolina, and NC State making up the quartet of basketball schools still in the running for the 2021 point guard.
Providence offered Pass back in early August following his decision to focus solely on basketball and no longer pursuing football at the College level. Pass was all-state in both basketball and football, so it’s not as if he won’t excel on the court as much as he would have on the gridiron. On the contrary, the athleticism that Breon displayed on the football field may be even more obvious on the basketball court due to the higher level of attention directed at each individual player during a game and being involved in every single play.
Going to Reidsville High School in Reidsville, North Carolina, I would think that the Carolina schools (NC State & ECU) and Georgia Tech would all be directly competing against each other and PC would be the other option. The three schools are all located in the South and have enrollments between 27K and 34K, while Providence is located in the Northeast with an enrollment under 5K. The three big schools are all football-first schools, while the Friars are a part of the Big East, a self-proclaimed basketball-centric conference that hosts its tournament at Madison Square Garden. Seeing as Pass declared that he is exclusively concentrating on basketball, it might make sense for him to head to a school whose ideals align with what he is looking to pursue. Plus, he received offers from much better football schools than NC State, Georgia Tech, and ECU so having to watch football games of teams where he would most likely be better than those actually playing the games doesn’t really sound like fun. NC State has been rumored to be at the forefront of Pass’ talents with him being a homegrown kid but I think it’s a toss up between the Friars and the Wolfpack.
I believe that Breon Pass has an extremely high ceiling as a player and I think playing point guard for Ed Cooley, a true player’s coach whose main focus is on developing young guys into grown men, would be a perfect fit for a hard-working and gifted player like him. It doesn’t hurt that Cooley and his staff have oodles of experience in developing high level point guards (Kris Dunn, Bryce Cotton, Kryon Cartwright, David Duke) either.