2020 Boys Basketball Co-Player of the Year: Brady Rankin
With the winter high school sports season finished, it’s time to reveal the All-Coastal Preps teams. Over the past week, you got to know more about the players of the year while also seeing who made first and second team in wrestling, girls swimming, boys swimming and diving, girls basketball and boys basketball.
The Coastal Preps Boys Basketball Co-Player of the Year is junior Brady Rankin from Hoggard.
The area’s most feared outside shooter, Brady Rankin shot 39 percent (80 of 205) from beyond the arc to help the Vikings reach the fourth round of the 4A playoffs for the first time since 2007.
Rankin finished the season averaging 16.3 points, 2.6 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.5 steals per game. He reached double figures in points in 25 games and finished with 20 or more on 10 occasions.
He shot 43 percent (154 of 360) from the field an an area-best 89 percent (101 of 114) from the free throw line.
During Hoggard’s playoff run, Rankin averaged 18.3 points while shooting 50 percent (15 of 30) from the floor, 53 percent (9 of 17) from 3-point range and 100 percent (16 of 16) from the free throw line.
More about Brady
Favorite Food: Quesadillas
Favorite Restaurant: Jersey Mike’s
Favorite Movie: The Way Back
Favorite athlete: Steph Curry
Favorite holiday: Christmas
Favorite memory from the season: Playing in front of a sold out crown in the Elite 8.
Favorite thing about your school or team: Our school packing games almost every night and how many things we do together as a team.
At what age did you start playing basketball?: Started playing in the sixth grade.
Do you have any superstitions or pre-game rituals? Drinking a lot of water and not tiring myself out.
If you could play another sport professionally, what would it be?: Baseball
Who is your biggest role model: Luka Doncic
What hobbies do you have outside of participating in sports?: Playing 2K
What app on your phone do you use the most?: Instagram
What is your dream job?: NBA player
Are you a morning or night person?: Night
Do you prefer cold or hot weather?: Hot
Would you rather revisit a moment in the past or look ahead to a moment in the future?: Revisit a moment in the past
Would you rather watch a movie at home or in the theater? In the theater
Who has the best doughnuts in town? Krispy Kreme