Brandon Weston (New York, N.Y.) is resetting his recruitment. Reclassifying back a year to 2021, Weston has also left St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy and transferred to Lake Forest Academy in Illinois. 

“The military thing just wasn’t really for me,” Weston told NY2LA Sports. “I just wanted to be at a regular boarding school. The transition has been pretty good. There’s more focus on basketball and books. 

Weston’s recruitment will slow down now that he’s once again a freshman. However, UMass already came in with an offer last spring.  “It was pretty surprising,” said Weston. “I was pretty humbled by it. I know they’re a good school, but I don’t know too much about them yet.”

Temple and Wisconsin have both expressed interest early on as well.

Temple: “They said they’ll be watching me. They said they can’t to see me in the spring.”

Wisconsin: “Last year, I took a visit with my team. We watched them practice. I got to talk to the coaches. The campus is beautiful. They had interest in me because one of their guys used to come watch me play.”

The 6-foot-4, 195-pound wing impressed last summer with his slashing and defensive ability. A raw prospect with a boatload of upside and freaky jumping ability, Weston’s move to 2021 should be highly beneficial as he’ll get an extra year to round out his skill set and improve the finer points of his game. 

When it comes to picking a college, Weston will be focused first on academics.  “Definitely has to have good academics,” he said. “I can’t dribble the basketball forever. I need something to fall back on. I want to go somewhere that will put me in a position to succeed.”

Weston plays with the PSA Cardinals during the travel season.