HoopSeenNC's #10 ranked prospect in the 2021 class, Raleigh (NC) Millbrook small forward Eric van der Heijden has seen his recruitment take another jump since his performance at the John Wall Holiday Invitational over Christmas break.
Playing on one of North Carolina's top public school programs, the 6-foot-9 forward now has offers from Stetson, George Washington, Old Dominion, Ole Miss and East Carolina. The junior prospect is the younger brother of Bucknell freshman Jake van der Heijden. Coupled with size and a guard skillset, van der Heijden is steadily showing college programs that he is a legitimate mid-major to high-major level prospect at the next level.
We saw van der Heijden at our HoopSeen Fall Preview Camp stop in Charlotte, North Carolina where our editor-in-chief, Justin Young had this to say about him.
It didn’t take very long to see what kind of valuable prospect the junior is at our North Carolina Preview in Charlotte. The 6-foot-8 forward is a versatile forward who can shine in a variety of ways. He was the most versatile guy I saw at our camps this fall and you can see his highly-skilled game translate well to the college level. He’s a skilled passer, smart scorer, good rebounder and athletic in the open floor. It wouldn’t come as a big surprise to see him develop into one of the more sought after and evaluated player in the class of 2021 in the Southeast. van der Heijden has the game and the academics to draw in a number of programs. - Justin Young
North Carolina, NC State, Elon, Cincinnati, Elon and UNC-Wilmington are schools that have also started the recruiting process for van der Heijden who will look to make a deep-run in the NCHSAA 4-A playoffs with Millbrook over the next few months.
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