At the time of his selection, the 6-foot-4, 180-pound senior guard led the Panthers to a 23-0 record and the No. 1 seed in South Dakota’s Class A state tournament, scheduled to begin next week. Entering the postseason, Bruns is averaging 26.3 points and 9.3 rebounds per game, connecting on 43 percent of his 3-point attempts. PrepHoops.com ranks him as South Dakota’s No. 2 prospect in the Class of 2023 and he’s the anchor of a Dakota Valley program that set a Class A state record with a running winning streak of 50 consecutive games.
Bruns has maintained a 4.0 GPA in the classroom. He has signed a National Letter of Intent to play basketball on scholarship at the University of South Dakota this fall.
Bruns has volunteered locally as a Sunnybrook Community Church youth group member and has donated his time as both a summer basketball camp volunteer and with the VFW youth baseball program. He’s also a member of the National Honor Society.