Another edition of “Four Corners” with Phenom Hoops, as we bring you four different topics of interest and trust us, there is a lot to talk about with everything going on. Check out the latest…
2020 6’9 Jaden Seymour picks up Wichita St offer, decision coming soon
One of the top unsigned seniors in the state of North Carolina is 2020 6’9 Jaden Seymour from Northside Christian Academy in Charlotte. After facing an uphill battle with injuries for much of the year, Seymour was able to get back on the court and college programs are still recognizing what he can bring to the court.
His latest offer came from Wichita State and Seymour had this to say about the offer. “Very grateful and blessed (for the offer), definitely a place I’d look into attending next year.”
Right now, he holds offers from the Wichita State, Hampton, Mercer, UNCG, Coastal Carolina, Elon, Appalachian State, College of Charleston, Virginia Tech, USF, and others. But Seymour also mentioned schools like Temple, Tulsa, and UConn have also expressed recent interest.
Right now though, Seymour’s recruitment looks to be coming to an end, as he has plans on making his decision in the next month.
Ball State joins in on the recruitment of 2020 Justin Amadi (Dorman)
Speaking of another unsigned senior, Justin Amadi from Dorman high school is yet another prospect that could be a great snag late for a program. After helping his program to another state championship, Amadi is looking for his next steps in his recruitment.
On Wednesday, Ball State was the most recent program to offer him.
“I didn’t really expect them to offer because they reached out a few days ago,” he told Phenom Hoops. “The assistant hit me up a few days ago and said he watched my film; said he was impressed. I had a long talk with the head coach and he offered.”
Recruitment is certainly picking up late for him, as he has also been receiving a variety of interest from schools like Murray State, Wake Forest, James Madison, Missouri State, Kent State, and Youngstown State.
As far as a decision coming, Amadi is looking in late April or early May.
Santa Clara’s Trey Wertz in demand from colleges around the country
A North Carolina native, Trey Wertz is a prospect that has plenty of experience and a fit for programs around the country. After averaging 12.2 points per game and playing in 31 games as a freshman, he put similar numbers up in his sophomore season at Santa Clara.
Now, he has entered his name into the transfer portal and college programs are coming from all around the country in hopes of landing him. Wertz has landed offers from Arizona, Appalachian State, Charlotte, NC State, Xavier, and Wichita State, while Arkansas, Arizona State, Creighton, Colorado State, Elon, George Washington, Minnesota, Northwestern, Princeton, South Carolina, Towson, North Carolina, Vanderbilt, and many others have expressed interest.
He will be one of the biggest targets for programs in this year’s transfer portal.
Recruitment hitting another level for 2021 6’7 Garrett Johnson
After this summer, 2021 6’7 Garrett Johnson from Episcopal high school (VA) secured offers from three programs. But programs continued to be impressed with his game, saying that they like that he is a big wing that can handle and be a versatile scorer.
Quinnipiac, George Washington, William & Mary, and George Mason all offered Johnson in the last two months, hoping that he can be a player that can come in, space the floor, and be aggressive on both ends of the floor.
“It is nice to have great programs offer scholarships but also have them be great academic schools as well,” he said. “I think I have some great options right now and I’m looking forward to seeing how my recruitment pans out into the summer.”
So far, Johnson has visited George Washington and William & Mary but he hopes to visit more schools down the road. That list of offers though could continue to increase, as several programs are expressing interest his way.
“Princeton, Lafayette, Delaware, Yale, Harvard, Charlotte, UNC-Greensboro, Holy Cross, Loyola-Chicago, Lehigh, and Elon… just to name a few,” he told Phenom Hoops.