The California Golden Bears men’s basketball program has added Logan Alters as a preferred walk-on for the 2019-20 season. The 6’1” guard attends University High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Alters was a part of last season’s state championship team which defeated Trinity Catholic by 40 points in the finals. Alters will be looking forward to leading the Sharks to another title during his senior year.
I am honored and humbled to announce my commitment to play basketball and continue my education at UC Berkeley. I want to thank Coach Jones, Coach Grace, and the entire coaching staff for giving me the opportunity to become a Golden Bear. pic.twitter.com/1tPwrhF0yz— Logan Alters (@logan_alters) July 31, 2018
Here’s a brief scouting report:
-Alters loves to shoot the three. His high school teammates went to almost comical lengths to get him the ball behind the arc. Even in those cases, Alters showed he can handle awkward passes and release the ball quickly.
-He possesses a score first mentality but can pass well in transition. On the video you can see him setting up an alley-oop.
-Alters demonstrates solid defensive instincts, including the ability to steal and pressure the ball handler.
-Playing for Nike Team Florida in the Elite Youth Basketball League, Alters struggled at times with his range. He started with a bang by going 4-6 behind the arc in an April 20 contest but finished 8-34 on threes in the tournament that stretched into May. Nearly all of his field goal attempts came from long range.
-Alters was an academic standout which made heading to Berkeley a natural choice. He hit 10 of 19 threes and averaged 2.4 assists over a stretch in 2017-18 regular season play. Alters also wears uniform #1 in the highlight package below.
Congratulations to Logan and GO BEARS!