We’ve seen a lot of players come through our doors over the years, varying in appearance, skill level, and everything in between. We decided to put forth a “Getting to Know” series on some players who have attended events but still remain on the lesser-known side of things. Each of these prospects embody being a student-athlete and getting it done in the classroom as well as on the basketball court, and today’s edition will take a closer look at Jerron Blackwell of Page.
We’ve seen Blackwell in every possible setting, including most recently as the starting point guard for Page, where we stated, “Playing experience at an early age is commonly seen as a defining point for the long-term projection of an advanced young player, which should have folks excited about Jerron Blackwell and his future with the program. On one hand, Blackwell has already shown a ton of abilities at camp and with Team Bond. However, his comfortability as the primary decision-maker truly vaults his stock to another level. Blackwell displayed clear IQ and poise from the point guard position, calmly and methodically setting up the offense and seizing opportunities as needed. He’s already a great game manager with the vision, scoring instincts, and balanced approach to be extremely successful at the high school level. Blackwell possesses great size and shows some understanding of how to effectively utilize his body when attacking. He’s a willing passer, reliable defender, and steady all-around player with no glaring weaknesses in his current identity. It’s early, but folks should start to familiarize themselves with the potentially special Blackwell.”
In all honesty, there’s already so much appeal with the young floor general—and he’s only going to get better going forward. Blackwell is smart, unselfish, and patient with an excellent balance between scoring and playmaking. He has quality physical tools, especially for his age, and shows a willingness to utilize his body when attacking the basket. Blackwell is also a useful defender with natural instincts for forcing turnovers and making his presence felt in transition. Though early, it’s pretty difficult to find any weaknesses with the well-rounded prospect. All types of scholarship-level schools should be monitoring, as Blackwell could easily be the future of this program.