Michael Bryson is a currently a guard at UC Santa Barbara. Originally hailing from Sacramento, he played for the basketball team at Foothill High School.
He worked out for the Kings on May 19th and could barely contain his excitement for having the opportunity to workout and meet with his childhood heroes.
Below is an excerpt of his comments to the press on the experience.
Let’s not just take his word for it, so see some highlights of his senior year at UCSB (The video becomes faster-paced halfway through).
His three-point shooting ability is clearly documented on film. He has an astute knowledge and awareness of the floor along with strong athleticism.
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An area he has to work on is being a bit more loose and his ball handling. In most of his three-point shots, there is no dribbling involved, just a standstill catch-and-shoot.
Being a great three point shooter isn’t enough. You have to be able to create your own shot. Kyle Korver and J.J. Redick are examples of amazing shooters who have learned the hard way that shooting ability isn’t enough in this game.
He declared his willingness to work and improve as well. We clearly see he would be overjoyed to join the Kings organization and that would contribute significantly to his work ethic and morale.
Assistant GM Mike Bratz was positively impressed by his performance and character, opening up the possibility of him being a second round/free agent acquisition.
With the woes that the Kings have had with team personality and two-guards, Bryson can be an amazing addition to the team, both in talent and spirit.