One of the top overall performers in Arizona's 2019 class is soaring well below the recruiting radar among Arizona's top overall prospects in the class. Globe High School's 5-foot-9, 140-pound rising junior guard prospect Robert Burries is among the elite performers in the state, after having two amazing high schools seasons thus far in his young career. This young man can flat out play and is worthy of serious recruiting attention.
As a sophomore last season, Burries tore up his competition - turning in one of the best high school seasons in Globe basketball history. Burries who has numerous major scoring exploits thus far in high school career, which included a 68-point game as a freshman, averaged eye-popping numbers as a sophomore. For his stellar efforts last season, Burries averaged 26.3 points and 5 assists per/game.
Burries' numbers are among the best overall numbers in the state - regardless of class. While he plays in the smaller 3A Division, Burries has torched his competition consistently since entering the Arizona high school ranks. He is a legendary scorer in a rural area where college coaches will seldom venture, so Burries will need to showcase his skillset on the aau/club circuit throughout the spring and summer to see any college recruitment.
Burries is playing this spring and summer for the I-10 Celtics club program - competing for their talented 16U team, which recently reached the Elite 8 of the Rumble in the Bronx's 16U Division. Burries was a major factor for the team's success in the event, and he proved that he can play against the best guards in the country.
Burries is an electric guard prospect that plays with pace and with a high motor. He pushes the basketball up the floor and makes plays for himself and others, and is a threat to score from anywhere on the floor, especially from longer ranges where he uses a nice left-handed shooting stroke to make shots with regularity. Burries is shifty off the dribble and can finish plays over bigger defenders and in the paint. He is a very good finisher for his small size and stature. While he will definitely need to add much more physical size to his small frame over time to excel in the rigors of college basketball, he definitely has the offensive skillset and capability to play at a high level. Burries is also an excellent ball handler and passer that pushes the ball up the floor to the open man, and sees the floor very well. He has the ability to make players around him better.
Burries has Native American bloodlines also, which makes him a role model for all young men on the reservation. Burries is a fan favorite and someone that can, over time, really benefit the community he resides in.
I believe this young man has the potential to play serious college basketball for the right program, and he still has two years of high school basketball remaining for himself. What will he do next season? This young man will break a lot of scoring records when it is all said and done. He is also a fine young man with a great personality and attitude. I really enjoy watching him play and look for him to do big things over time.