Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Young Brito, Voice of the Young People II

Denzel Brito's friends were out and about, scouring the UMass-Amherst and Amherst College campuses for girls and bangin' parties in the cool spring night.

Brito, a blossoming guard at Lawrence Academy, was staying at a friend's house in Amherst.

Most of Brito's vaunted NE Playaz AAU squad were either staying at a nearby hotel or commuting.

"My friends who I was staying with wanted me to come out with them," said Brito, a staple in the Playaz' running game and now one of the most highly sought-after products on the NCAA recruiting marketplace.

"They even said they had a girl they wanted to set me up with," said Brito with a chuckle.

"Unfortunately, I had to pass up on it. I had a game the next day. Right now, it's a matter of business."

So, instead of going out with his friends, Brito stayed in and watched "Kobe Doin' Work," the new Spike Lee documentary which has drawn anything BUT rave reviews.

"I was the only one who liked it," said Brito, adding that he admires KB24's passion and will to win.

Truthfully, the latest Spike Lee joint is nowhere near the award-winning, high-tide level that Do The Right Thing, He Got Game, or Get On The Bus registered at.

Not even close. So, the skeptics might start to surface. They may say that Lee fell off.

Brito hasn't.

If you ask the confidence-bleeding 17-year-old, he's just getting started.

The glossy-smooth 6-foot-1 combination guard, known to the masses since he was a skinny freshman, brought that killer instinct all weekend long.

Whether he was carving up defenses, finding the open man in traffic, or reeling off a personal run, Brito turned heads.

Stay tuned for more on this story at the Big East Basketball Report