BYU Basketball offers 4-star Bingham center Branden Carlson (Class of 2017)

Branden Carlson is a 6-foot-11 200 pound center who was offered a scholarship to play for the BYU basketball team yesterday (Class of 2017).

carlson_branden_150pxCarlson preps at Bingham High School, where as a junior he played in 26 games and averaged 3.7 points, 2.2 rebounds and 0.6 blocks per game.  If those numbers seem low for a BYU prospect it’s because they are, but not because Carlson isn’t an elite talent.  It’s because he was playing behind Class of 2016 commit Yoeli Childs, and had limited minutes.  Look for a huge jump in statistical production this season.

Carlson is rated 4-stars by Scout, and 2-stars by ESPN (grade of 65) who rate him the No. 4 prospect in Utah. Scout have him has the No. 1 center in Utah and No. 4 in the West. He holds scholarship offers from BYU, Santa Clara, Stanford, Utah, Utah State, UC-Davis, and Weber State.

Hometown: South Jordan, Utah High School: Bingham
Class: 2017 HT/WT: 6’11”, 200 lbs.
Position: Center AAU: Exum Elite
Profiles: MaxPreps, HUDL, Verbal Commits, DesNews Twitter: @ballerbranden35
Offer date: July 11, 2016 Commit date:
[usrlist Rivals:2 Scout:4 ESPN:2 avg=”true”] Offers: BYU, Santa Clara, Stanford, Utah, Utah State, UC-Davis, and Weber State

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Branden Carlson is a recruit for the BYU Class of 2017.  For a comprehensive list of all of BYU’s c/o ’17 recruits and commitments click here. If you have any additional information or insight about this recruit, please include it in the comment section below.

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Tyler Christensen is a teacher, sports writer, speaker, writer, ultra-marathon runner, and family man. He is the founder of BYU Insider, D1 Recruiting, Virtual School Assembly, and The Journal on Best Teaching Practices. When he's not writing or speaking, he's chilling at home in southern Utah with his amazing wife and four children.

1 Comment

  1. I hope he’s not just another tall stiff from the state of Utah. We’ve gotten our fair share of them in the past. I know you can’t teach 6’11” but I’ve seen plenty of 6’11” guys that weren’t D-1 talents (*cough* James Anderson, Ian Harward, etc).I hope this guy shows something.

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