Phenom Hoops continues to highlight the upcoming talent around the country and world, and we recently spoke with a rising young star in 2027 6'2 Elijah Guer. Now playing at the Academy of Central Florida, Guer comes from Australia and is looking to make his mark here in the US.' It hasn't taken long for programs to notice, as we learn more about his game, his focus this season, a bit more about his background and his early success with his recruitment.

Game Description:

'Fast, twitchy guard with a high motor that gets to the paint at ease and creates for his teammates. Also, an alert defender who is always on his toes and is a great leader for his age.'

Focus on the Upcoming Season:

'I'm working on continuing to learn and get better every day. I think as of right now, my game is about trying to get into the paint so that I can make plays for my teammates. I also have been working extremely hard on the defensive end, trying to become an elite defender. I want to be a leader both on and off the floor and part of that is understanding right now I must lead by example. Doing the right things both on and off the court, working the hardest and getting my teammates involved always are extremely important to me.'

Excitement about playing here in the States:

'I was in Australia this summer, preparing for when I transitioned to playing in the States.' I'm excited about the opportunity to come to school and learn both on and off the court. Long term, I wanted to come to the US and play college basketball, and I feel that playing high school basketball here and at a place like The Academy of Central Florida is going to prepare me best to be successful.'

Basketball Background:

'I started playing basketball when I was 11 just for fun, then played representative basketball with Waverley Falcons until I left. But the majority of my development came From Red Roo basketball a South Sudanese AAU team located in Dandenong, Melbourne.'

Getting Early offers: (Holds offers from Hofstra, USC-Upstate, and St. Bonaventure)

'It was a representation of all the work I've been putting in and the sacrifices I've taken, at the end of the day I'm not going to college next year or the year after, so I'm going to keep on grinding, and putting my faith in God and work on the things I can control then rather than worrying about offers/rankings.'

Dream School':

'Duke'