Back in December, we wrote the following article, “Diamond in the Rough.” We have been completely baffled by the lack of D1 interest. In January, we wrote, “Cheek is another prospect that should be in the D1 conversation. He has excellent length and size at the PG position and we were impressed with his court vision and ability to pass off the dribble with either hand in transition. He has a very smooth and fluid game that along should translate well at the next level.” More importantly we observed a team leader on the court with his mature approach to the game.

https://www.phenomhoopreport.com/news_article/show/732296-diamond-in-the-rough-2017-6-3-tyrece-cheek-ben-l-smith-hs

First of all, we’re talking about a sold student athlete. Cheek maintained a 3.1 core GPA throughout the year and has a has fully qualified with a SAT well over 1000. In speaking with coach Derrick Partee, he stated the following. “Cheek played both the PG and SG guard position. He has a 6’5 1/2 wingspan and his a good ball handler with great vision and decision making. He is extremely athletic and finishes strong at the rim.” We have watched Cheek countless times his senior season and we were impressed with his consistent play. While he does need to add some muscle and strength to his  slender frame, we strongly feel he can play either guard position at the next level. Cheek can score from all three levels and rebounds extremely well for his position.

This past season, Cheek simply stuffed the stat sheet. He averaged 17.6 PPG, 5.4 RPG, 3.2 APG, and led the conference in steals. He’s a two way player that plays equally hard on the defensive end of the court as the offensive end. Schools looking for a late addition should reach out to head coach Derrick Partee of Ben L. Smith in Greensboro, NC.