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AUDIO: 1-on-1 2018 Ignas Brazdiekis

By Canadian Ballers, 08/20/16, 4:30PM EDT

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CIA Bounce standout reflects on his breakout 2015-16 with Hein News.

1999 born Ignas Brazdiekis of Oakville, Ontario was born in Lithuania and moved to Chicago followed by Winnipeg before landing in Etobicoke, ON by the age of six. It was then in west Toronto where the young blue chip prospect, now the face of Orangeville Prep, fell in love with basketball.

A member of Canada's LOADED 2018 class the 6-foot-7 shot maker they call 'Iggy' had one of the most impressive single seasons among his peers in 2015-16.
 
After making the jump from the Canadian high school system to the prep scene at Orangeville Prep the man called Iggy made an immediate impact. His most signature moment came against National American champion Oak Hill. Brazdeikis was fantastic to the tune of 28 points.
 
More prime time proof is the following statistics on the top platforms a player can participate in:
 
U17 FIBA World Championships

7 GP, 14.7 ppg & 6.9 rpg, 54% FG, 38% 3PT 60% FT
 
Nike EYBL 2016
 
21 GP, 13.9 ppg & 5.9 rpg, 45% FG, 26% 3PT, 62% FT
 
Adidas Nations 2016
 
6 GP, 11.2 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 52% FG, 28% 3PT FG, 64% FT
 
2016 The Classic Exposure Camp
 
19 PTS (12 in the 2nd half)
Following an impressive season the Canadian international discussed the various topics with Hein News as followed; 

-Orangeville Prep season.
-Transition from Holy Trinity.
-Improved aspects his game.
-Areas looking to improve.
-When started taking basketball serious.
-His 3 week vacation in Lithuania last summer. 
-Discusses Lithuanian basketball legends.
-Jordan Brand Classic
-His game high 29 points vs Oak Hill in front of Carmelo Anthony
-Family basketball roots including rising 11 year old brother
-Last summer's U16 FIBA World Championships 
-Upcoming U17 World Championships expectations.
-Playing for Canada and revenge on USA 
-Possibility of playing his birth country Lithuania.
-Keys to success at U17 Worlds 
-Relationship w/fellow Lithuanian-Canadian NBA player Nik Stauskus. 
 

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