Guard from SoCal commits to Gonzaga

Bryan Alberts, a 6-foot-5, 190-pound guard at Village Christian High in Southern California, has orally committed to the Gonzaga men’s basketball program.

Alberts joins guards Josh Perkins and Silas Melson in Gonzaga’s 2014 recruiting class. Alberts said he chose Gonzaga over Stanford. He visited both schools as well as Tulane. He said he also took unofficial visits to at least 12 schools.

“I got to see a lot of colleges,” Alberts said Monday night in a phone interview from his family’s home in Sun Valley in Los Angeles County. “Gonzaga has a great program, great campus, phenomenal coaching and it was also the players there. All of that combined just made it the perfect situation for me.”

Alberts is rated as a three-star recruit and the 50th best point guard in the 2014 class by ESPN.com.

Alberts helped Village Christian to the 2012 California Interscholastic Federation Division 5 state championship. He scored 17 points in a 62-51 win in the title game and hit a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 45 seconds left in a 58-57 victory in the regional final.

Alberts, playing predominately at point guard, averaged 17.8 points, 4.7 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 2.2 steals in 65 games in his sophomore and junior seasons, according to maxpreps.com. He’ll probably play shooting guard or wing for the Bulldogs.

Jim Meehan

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