Kent’s Horvath Heading Home to UMBC

New England Recruiting Report | Saturday, May 6th, 2017

Kent’s Horvath Heading Home to UMBC

The Kent School's Brandon Horvath committed to UMBC earlier in the week, becoming the school's third player to commit to a division I school in the class of 2017.

Horvath was one of the best pure shooters left on the board. He has deep range that extends well beyond the college arc and is capable of making shots in bunches once he gets hot.  

Before coming to Kent, Horvath was a four-year varsity players at Southern High School in Maryland and an all-state selection as a senior. He spent his post-graduate year beginning to build up his body and diversify his game.

"Brandon had several DI offers coming into Kent, but his hard work really expanded his recruitment, which eventually included multiple Ivy League schools," said Kent head coach Jason Coulombe. "In the end, he felt that UMBC's tremendous academic reputation and the basketball program's turnaround this past year made it the best situation for him and his family.  Coach Odom, Coach Dixon and their staff did a terrific job recruiting Brandon, and his skill set is a perfect fit for their style of play."

The commitment continues the momentum that UMBC head coach Ryan Odom has built as he guided the program to 21 wins this year after winning just 7 a year prior. Horvath is the first commit for UMBC in 2017 and will likely be the lone freshman next year due to the school scholarship distribution.

Below are some of his season highlights care of HUDL: