Brodie Blowing Up
The last seven days have been busy for a number of 2018 prospects in New England, but no rising junior has picked up more scholarship offers in that time than Putnam Science big man Darnell Brodie.
The New Jersey native recently finished his first season in the prep ranks after transferring into Putnam Science Academy last fall, where he landed his first two division I offers from Quinnipiac and East Carolina in October and November respectively.
He spent the season learning behind the likes of Mamadou Diarra, Tyere Marshall and others before joining the New England Playaz this spring, where he's been able to make increasing contributions with virtually every passing week and established himself as one of the top post prospects in the local 2018 class in the process.
Two weeks ago he took his first unofficial visit of the spring, traveling to Temple on June 7th, before attending the St. John's Elite Camp on the 8th.
When the June 15th call date rolled around, the phone rang, but the offers didn't come during the first 24 hours later. A day later, Brodie was on Monmouth's campus for his second unofficial visit in as many weeks and ended up picking up his first offer since the fall.
Two days later Seton Hall offered their in-state product and that opened up the floor gates with Temple, Towson, Iona and UMass all following suit before the day was done.
With now six new offers in the last week, Brodie's stock is very clearly on the rise as coaches have obviously begun to recognize his unique combination of massive size, physicality and soft hands.