2016 Intro: Bryce Aiken

Bryce Aiken

DEL MAR, Calif. -- Bryce Aiken, a 2016 recruit out of New Jersey, performed at a high level at the Under Armour Holiday Classic this past week.

The Under Armour Holiday Classic provided Scout.com with a look at a number of standout underclassmen.

One of the better sophomore players playing at Del Mar (Calif.) Torrey Pines this past week was 5-foot-9 point guard Bryce Aiken. Aiken played with poise for Elizabeth (N.J.) The Patrick School through the event.

"It was great competition and a great tournament," Aiken told Scout.com. "I think as a team our team chemistry started flowing."

Aiken showed a nice blend of distributing and scoring this past week. He's wise beyond his years, has a good feel for the game and is a very good long-range shooter.

"I'm a pass first point guard," Aiken said. "It's just when the defense gives me shots I'm going to take it, because I can shoot good."

"I definitely like to get my teammates involved," he added. "I'm poised and I control the tempo of the game. College coaches always love a point guard that can defend so that's a big part of my game that I'm trying to work on."

Although just a sophomore, college interest is picking up for Aiken.

"I have early offers from Rutgers, Seton Hall, Manhattan, Detroit and a bunch of others schools," he said. "I have interest from Northeastern and a lot of northeastern schools."

Aiken has already taken a handful of unofficial visits.

"I've been to Seton Hall a couple times," Aiken said. "I've been to Rutgers, Manhattan and I went to Kansas and Florida last year."

Aiken plays with Team Scan during the spring and summer.

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