Mitch Brewe is easily the most productive player in Washington right now and on most “top lists in Washington” he would be in the top 5. But since this top 15 list is based around potential, he sits at 9. His biggest flaw is that he is undersized at the college level for his position, center. He is listed at 6’8 and plays for one of the top teams in the state, Seattle Prep.
Brewe has already committed to University of California Santa Barbara. The Gauchos are getting a very productive rebounder and scorer. It will be a surprise to many if he doesn’t average at least a double-double in most of his games this year, his senior season.
He is one of the most competitive people I have seen play basketball. He just goes 110% for every minute he is on the court. He uses his size at the high school level to dominate inside the paint. He is able to box out and pull down huge defensive rebounds and put back important offensive boards.
However, one of the most impressive aspects of Brewe’s game is the fact that he can consistently make free throws. He will create contact in the paint and then head to the line and nail his free throws. This is something that many high school players do not have mastered and he does.
What is hurting him the most is the fact that he plays the center position at 6’8. He should still be able to succeed at UCSB but many high majors who would have loved to have him were concerned with moving him out of his natural position. At 6’8, the concern was that he wouldn’t be able to continue to perform at the same high level that he performs at in High School.
The Gauchos are getting a very productive player and he should have a successful college career, especially if he continues to work as hard as he does now.
Stay tuned for Left Coast Recruiting’s number 8.