by Gary Andrews
Breyton Nealis, a senior at Wabash High School has signed his national letter of intent to play basketball for Ancilla College next year.
During the 2012-13 season, Nealis was the second leading scorer in the TRC, averaging 20.0ppg during conference play and 18.5ppg for the season. As a guard Nealis was seventh in the conference in steals at 2.1 per game, second in assist at 4.8 per game and also third in rebounding at 6.9. Breyton was a first team all conference selection.
Ancilla is coached by another former Wabash County athlete, Aaron Butcher. When asked what made him recruit Breyton Nealis, Butcher said "The biggest thing is he's a good guy. We want to fill the program with good guys. He's a good athlete, he's strong, he had a good year and career at Wabash. We are hopeful that the progression he's had will continue for his two years and hopefully we can look at some four year opportunities."
"Probably my biggest thing was being close to home. I grew up with coach Butcher. He's basically taught me all the fundamentals. It's just nice to play under him and be an hour from home. When asked about immediate playing time Nealis said " the competition is good and athletic. I'm going to have to put in my off season work and see where it goes from there,” said Nealis of what made him lean towards Ancilla.
Breyton will study psychology while at Ancilla.