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Looks like he's AAU teammates with former Mason recruit Lewis Walker who committed to UMASS. Wonder if the staff discovered him because of Walker. I like this video as it's not just scoring highlights. He seems to be everywhere on both sides of the ball and looks the perfect fit for Skinn's game style. We got a good one.

 

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Looks like he's AAU teammates with former Mason recruit Lewis Walker who committed to UMASS. Wonder if the staff discovered him because of Walker. I like this video as it's not just scoring highlights. He seems to be everywhere on both sides of the ball and looks the perfect fit for Skinn's game style. We got a good one.

They did both play for Team CP3 a couple of years ago, however this summer Walker played for Team Loaded, and Cokley played for Upward Stars.

I believe Cokley got on the radar this summer at DMV Live when Christ School traveled up to play in the event.
 

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I'm surprised by the muted board response to the Cokley signing. What's up with that guys?
I think it's because no one knew he was even on the RADAR. Cokley's signing was a surprise. I thought early signing was already over.

WELCOME BRYSON! Can't wait to see you in Green 'n' Gold!!
 

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I'm surprised by the muted board response to the Cokley signing. What's up with that guys?
Well the video posted in the thread showing two airballs, a blocked shot, missed jumper and turnover probably wasn’t as awe inspiring as the normal recruit highlight videos lol. Can we find a better highlight video for the kid? I blame the editor! Welcome to Mason Bryson.
 

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Well the video posted in the thread showing two airballs, a blocked shot, missed jumper and turnover probably wasn’t as awe inspiring as the normal recruit highlight videos lol. Can we find a better highlight video for the kid? I blame the editor! Welcome to Mason Bryson.
Again, it wasn’t a highlight video, it was a scouting video that is supposed to show mistakes. The previous staff sent me one of Austin Ball’s scouting videos and it was very similar.

Here are highlight videos:


 

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6'5 wing, good athleticism, Skinn called him a big time shooter, looks like he competes on the defensive end, and a solid offer sheet. I am hoping we are all pleasantly surprised by him when he steps on campus next year.
 
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I'm always a sucker for a good shooter with length on the wing. Having a guy who is 6'5 and can shoot is something that will always be a benefit to the program. Partnering him up with an Austin Ball will be fantastic.

We'll see what other roster spots open up, but its good to see that the talent quality has continued to be at a high level. I always like to see us picking up kids with A10 offers and above, and could be borderline high major.
 

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From a game report someone posted on a WF message board:

Two heavyweights battled it out at Christ School, as Asheville School hit the road and packed the house as they went up against one of the top teams in Christ School. Both teams that look to contend for a championship went at it and traded baskets early on. Christ School was with Emmanuel Richards and Asheville School was able to take advantage with their inside-out game. Asheville School came out hot from three, as they jumped out to a double-digit lead towards the end of the first quarter (22-11).
Being down by 14 points, Christ School started to pick up its defense and knock down shots, as they quickly erased the lead and got it down to two points by halftime. Bryson Cokley was incredible with his outside shooting, leading the team with 15 first-half points, while Michael Mora and Ryan Soulis led the charge for Asheville School.
Early in the third, Christ School was able to take back the lead since it was 3-0 but Asheville School was able to answer right back. 2023 Derin Saran started to get going as well, as it was a one-possession game for much of the court. As time was winding down, ’23 Anthony Robinson was able to get the putback at the buzzer to take the 43-42 lead for Christ School at the end of the third.
In what was a seesaw battle throughout the fourth, it was coming down to the final seconds to ultimately determine this rivalry game. Keenan Wilkins stepped up big for an And-1 basket with 40 seconds to go, and Cokley took an offensive charge to get the ball back. Jozohn Price, who is back with Christ School hit two free throws, but Kaden Holdbrook answered right back with a huge three. With Christ School leading 58-57 with 10 seconds to go, Wilkins was able to hit two late free throws and Asheville had one chance left but turned the ball over late, giving Christ School the victory in the end.
Final: Christ School 61 – Asheville School 57
Stats:
Christ School: Bryson Cokley 25pts, Jamari Briggs 13pts, Keenan Wilkins 12pts
Asheville: Derin Saran 17pts, Michael Mora 14pts, Ryan Soulis 12pts
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2024 Bryson Cokley (Christ School): One of the best games I’ve seen him play, as Cokley stepped up when his team needed him to and led the charge with 25 points. He shot the ball extremely well from behind the arc, getting to his spots and calmly knocking down threes. But he also made critical plays for his team defensively, used his size when needed, and played with a ton of confidence for the Wake Forest commit.
 

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Great write up thank you for sharing HoopsAdmin. His defense and length has jumped out to me, and as multiple mentioned he seems like a player, we’re the sum of the parts make up a greater whole than we’ve had in the past
 

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Was that write up from the school paper for the same middle school that does the Jacksonville Classic games?
I think it may have been cut and pasted from PhenomHoops, but not sure. Here's an actual newspaper article about the same game (with game video, he's #3 in white):

 
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