Arizona's 2025 Class of prospects is very talented and loaded with many prospects for the future. One prospect in the class that is improving and will soon make a nice introduction into our future Individual Player Rankings for the class is Brophy Prep High School's sharp-shooting 6-foot-3 junior guard Ryan Burbach. While a seldom-utilized prospect as a sophomore on a loaded Brophy Prep team, next season will be a big one for Burbach, who will now be relied on heavily by veteran Head Coach Matt Hooten to provide scoring and versatility for a much younger Brophy Prep team that will look to compete again for a 6A State Championship, and possibly an Open Division State Title.
Since the high school season ended, Burbach has grown a great deal during the spring - maturing physically and mentally in preparation for a strong spring and summer for himself. While playing for a very talented Arizona Select 16U team, Burbach has faced some of the nation's elite competition in his age group, while gaining superior confidence as a player and becoming a serious college prospect for the future. He has also attended camps and worked tirelessly on his craft with personal trainer and mentor Paul Suber, one of the very best in the business. As a result, Burbach has improved a great deal while growing physically, which was very apparent at this year's Section 7 Event, where he looked very confident and was a major contributor for Brophy in each of their games over the weekend.
Burbach is sure-fire prospect on the rise when you consider his length of body and big feet, which suggests that he will only continue to grow a great deal over time. He has major upside and potential for the future, and is fundamentally sound with an excellent shooting stroke with range. He has a very good overall skill level offensively, and just needs time for his body to mature. As he continues to grow and get physically stronger, Burbach will become one of the better prospects in the class, and an excellent sleeper prospect for college programs to recruit.
I am predicting his development as a player and prospect, based on what I have seen from him over the last few years, and based on my (30) years of scouting the nation's best prospects. This young man plays with a competitive fire and has a shooting stroke and basketball IQ that will translate nicely over time. He just needs more time to develop, and that should happen over the next couple years of high school basketball.
Look for Burbach to have a breakout junior season for himself and Brophy Prep this upcoming season. It will be just what the doctor ordered for a Brophy team that will need more depth this season, to reach their ultimate team goals. Burbach will be an excellent support for junior guards Braeden Speed and Ayden Madi and 6-foot-4 sophomore Daylen Sharper next season.
I look forward to watching Burbach continue to develop into one of the better prospects in Arizona's 2025 Class.