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Andre Wesson boosts stock

Andre Wesson updates his recruitment.
30, Dec 2015

Andre Wesson boosts stock

Every year, like clockwork, some guys fly under the radar for one reason or another. Whether it is because of physical development, not being seen enough, or just having the light turn on, it is never too late in stamping oneself as a commodity recruit. Andre Wesson, a 6-foot-6 forward from Columbus, Ohio, fits the mold perfectly and during his stay at the City of Palms Classic last week, the Buckeye State native showcased a wealth of skills and upside on the playing floor.

While Andre Wesson’s brother, Kaleb, has gotten most of the pub recently as the 6-foot-8 center and top-100 junior is already committed to play for the Buckeyes at Ohio State in two years, it should be noted that his older brother can play, too.

Sporting broad shoulders and great length, Wesson has really developed a skillset on the perimeter. More of a slasher and attacker in the past, the senior forward displayed a balanced mid-range jumper from off the catch, the ability to hit the catch and shoot jumper from behind the arc, and the toughness on hard drives and finishes through contact at the basket. Throw in the Westerville South product’s ability to create for others from off the bounce and there is definitely a lot to be excited about with the Midwest recruit.

During his first contest in Fort Myers, Wesson was given the task in guarding five-star junior wing Michael Porter, something that he did very well forcing the Father Tolton star to miss 13 of his 17 shots from the field. His next outing at Bishop Verot High saw Wesson put up 25 points on the scoreboard, displaying the ability to be a primary scoring option and also defend the opposing bunch’s best scoring weapon.

Planning on signing in the late period come April, a few schools have made a priority out of the improving senior. “Right now, the schools that I am focusing in on are Richmond, Illinois State, Akron, and Toledo,” the two-way producer stated. Spiders’ head coach Chris Mooney and an assistant were in for Wesson for one of his contests, though the 6-foot-6 forward noted that he remains open with the recruiting process.

Having already visited George Mason and Akron officially this past fall, there are a few things that the small forward is looking for in a college next year. “Just a playing style that fits me and a good relationship with the players and coaches,” Wesson told HoopSeen.

Expect for some of the local Atlantic 10, Big 10, and Big East programs to get involved with Wesson before things are said and done with but it does seem that the Spiders, Redbirds, Zips, and Rockets stand the best shot at landing the quickly improving and stock boosting senior out of the state of Ohio. 

 


Corey Evans has been a member of the HoopSeen family since the summer of 2015. He brings a wealth of experience in scouring the nation in evaluation some of the top prospects from coast-to-coast, and in also finding some of the more under-the-radar prospects from various locales. The managing editor on site, Evans has run a college scouting service, the Roundball Rundown Report, since 2012, as he works with over 100 division-1 college basketball programs from both sides of the nation. Based out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Evans is the primary national contributor at HoopSeen which has broadened the scope of information included within the site itself. 

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