6' 2018 Jonathan Breeland (SC Tigers 16s)
By Jamie Shaw

Every kid develops at different rates. Most recently Dematha Catholic 2016 graduate Markelle Fultz, committed to Washington, played JV basketball his freshman and sophomore years at Dematha. He just graduated as a McDonald's All American and a consensus Top 5 player in his class.

Now we realize that Markelle Fultz is an elite level talent, but it proves the point about player's development. SC Tigers 16s Jonathan Breeland played JV last year as well, at Blythewood High School. Blythewood was loaded up with five (5) scholarship type players on the varsity team. Breeland made the varisty team, however everyone involved thought it best to get Breeland minutes.

So off to JV he went, and boy did he go'Breeland grew, not only in stature, but also deep in confidence. Now standing between 6' and 6'1' Breeland has grown at least 2' since the start of his JV season. The throught around Blythewood is that he may not be done growing. Blessed with great genes, Breeland's father is around 6'5' and 230 pounds.

Breeland's high school coach Zeke Washington says,''Jonathan handles the ball well, he passes it well, he attacks the basket hard, runs the floor, plays tight defense, is a willing rebounder, has a great skill set and tops it off with a very high motor.''Each of these

During the Fall 2015 NC Phenom 150 Camp, we wrote,''This young man is quick and athletic combo guard with the ability to get to the bucket and finish around the rim.' Breeland was a great teammate and a very coachable player.'' It was a pleasure to watch Jonathan on the court, as eh showed a great attitude and is coachable, something that programs really look for at the next level.' We can't wait to see the improvement in this young man from his hard work.'

Washington is jet fast and athletic. Washington has a great motor and attitude. Washington has good size, and the look he is still growing. This one will be interesting to watch continue to grow.