It is that time of the year when college programs are beginning to turn their attention towards top-rated unsigned prospects around the country. Within the state of Arizona, one of the top unsigned senior prospects in Arizona's 2013 class is Westwind Prep Academy's 6-foot-4, 205-pound senior combo-guard prospect Glenn Baral.
A native of Richmond, California, Baral ventured to the state of Arizona this year after spending last season at a prep school program on the East Coast. As a result, Baral has blossomed as a college prospect and is among the state's best unsigned performers. While playing for Westwind's National Team this season, Baral has been steady with his play and recently helped lead the team to a championship victory in this year's Southwest Prep Showcase.
Recently, Baral received a visit from a Conference-USA program, as Brett Ballard, an assistant coach from the University of Tulsa, took a strong look at the senior combo-guard prospect. Tulsa looks to be now in hot pursuit of the talented guard prospect.
Baral has also been receiving serious interest from numerous other division-I programs. Such programs as Loyola Marymount, Saint Mary's, Pepperdine, Fresno State and Sacramento State have each shown considerable interest in the talented guard prospect.
Baral is a nice-sized combo-guard prospect with excellent size for both guard positions. Capable of playing the point position, as a result of his strong handle of the basketball and a nice feel for the game, Baral is a big point guard prospect. As a shooting guard, Baral has a nice shooting stroke which he has developed a great deal over the years. Baral is able to shoot the basketball with precision and with range. He is also a very good scorer that is capable of making plays effectively off the dribble - possessing an excellent mid-range game.
Baral's size allows him to beat up smaller guards, as he likes to score on the low block and around the paint against smaller opposition. Against smaller, quicker guards Baral is able to keep up defensively with very good lateral quickness and is able to shoot over them off the dribble.
Baral's ability to play both guard positions is a nice attribute that he possesses, and his exceptional physical strength and nice body allow him to make plays that many guards cannot - making him an attractive prospect for mid-major plus division-I programs.
While Baral does not an official scholarship offer as of yet, he is worthy of considerable attention this spring and should garner a lot of recruitment, as he is among the very best prospects available in Arizona.
Arizona Preps will continue to follow Baral's college recruitment closely this spring, and bring you any updates as they begin to develop.