Player: Jacob Feldman

Class:  2017

HT: 5’9, 150 pounds

HS:  Grassfield High School  (Chesapeake VA)

Basketball Achievements:  Earned 2nd team All Monitor Merrimac Conference 2 honors


AAU Coach Evaluation:Jake is a team guy first. Always willing to accept any role that is asked of him. Excels at the PG spot because of his pass first mentality but has the ability to score off dribble penetration and catch and drive situations. Needs to improve his stationary shooting as he is a better shooter on the move (which is somewhat opposite of most shooters.) Jake excels in transition with crafty dribble moves and good body control. He does a good job of getting teams into their offensive sets but needs to continue to become a more vocal leader at the PG spot. Jake is a strong man to man defender that firmly understands the concepts of help side defense. He anticipates well off the ball and creates steals by getting into passing lanes and taking the ball from weaker offensive players. Jake is rounding into a strong Varsity PG with excellent dribble skills, ball distribution, dribble penetration to the basket and an effective outside shot. His increasing skill set is anchored by an outstanding attitude to take instruction and encourage his teammates to be successful.  Lastly, Jake has developed an unparalleled work ethic. He’s “bought in” to a concept we preach on our teams as having a “Single Minded Purpose” or the belief of achieving excellence in areas of weakness. These attributes will serve him well as he progresses in the game of basketball and life.  – Coach Bill Brennan, Asst Coach Tallwood High School Basketball

AAU Coach Evaluation:  Jake is a very good team player who makes all other players around him better. A solid floor leader who leads by physical example. Has great court awareness and savvy.  Looks to get the ball to his teammates first, but can score when needed. Plays both ends of the floor with equal intensity/enthusiasm.  Does a great job using his body and dribble pace to get to the basket to set others up for easy scores, or get himself in position to score as well. Has adequate range from the perimeter and does a solid job as a man defender.

Potential to become even better as body continues to mature to become an even better athlete, and verbal skills on the court become more prevalent. A quality player/person who is very coachable. Does a great job learning from situations, rather than hanging his head or making excuses. Coach Steve Gedro,  Hickory MS Chesapeake, VA

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AAU Club Name:  Beach Xplosion, Virginia Beach Elite

AAU Statistics:  12ppg, 8 apg


From Phenom 150: 5’9 ’17 Jacob Feldman of Grassfield (VA)

Jacob is a pass first PG that gives maximum effort. Coach West stated it best, “He lets everything come to him. He is a total team player.” He has excellent court vision and is really a good passer off the dribble. While he doesn’t take a lot of shots, he is quite effective with his 3-point shooting.  Jacob has a steady and consistent game that will translate well during his high school career. It’s always nice to have a “glue” guy that is unselfish and plays the game the correct way.

Personal: I am a dedicated and hardworking senior who is in all Honors and AP classes with big dreams of playing collegiate and professional basketball. For all three high school years I have played Varsity basketball as well as many years of AAU and Travel Basketball. I also participate in Elite Guard Training (EGT) daily with a virtual coach and have a rigid workout schedule. I spend at least 20 hours a week on the court with an extreme focus on growth and strength in this sport that I love. I was nominated All-Conference (received honorable mention award) and was the varsity starting PG. I have also been 3x MVP, 4x All-Star, and have received numerous individual awards (Hustle, Miken, Hotshot, Free throw Champ). I am a leader on and off the court and, last year, led my AAU team to a National Title. I work just as hard off the court as a National Honor Society Member, Advanced Placement, and Honors student. I am interested in a college where I can continue to be a leader, play competitive basketball, and eventually have a career in Marine Science. I look forward to speaking with coaches that would like a coachable, motivated, and focused point guard to lead their team in the future. Thanks for taking the time to learn more about me.

Coach Frank says:  Jacob is skilled in the mold of the traditional, throw back style point guard.  He handles the ball extremely well, facilitates, is unselfish and is a sound passer with excellent court vision.  He uses his dribble and penetration to move defenses and create passing angles and is a pass first player.  He demonstrates the ability to get into the seams of the defense and find cutters or make the kick out pass to open teammates, also has the ability to finish at the rim.  He is very good in catch and shoot situations, ball quick and fundamentally sound.  He shoots the ball well off the dribble but his strength is his ability to lead a team on the floor, make good decisions, secure the basketball and ensure good possessions for his team. He has a high IQ and he executes!  Defensively Jacob has a high motor and guards the ball extremely well.  He communicates and stays active off the ball, reads the offense and has the ability to get into the passing lane and pick off a couple of passes per game.  Under the coaching of Coach Tony Collins a long time and successful college basketball coach he has continued to grow as a player and I am very excited to see what his senior season brings with regards to successes and college interest.