Elijah Weaver is a highly sought-after Class of 2018 point guard, and after watching him play at the Pangos All-American Camp, we now completely understand why.
The 2017 Pangos All-American camp took place this weekend, and it did not disappoint. Elijah Weaver does not yet have an Arizona Basketball offer, but he is the first of a series of posts about Arizona recruits and targets.
Weaver is a 6-foot-5, 175-pound point guard who is multi-talented and plays all over the court. If he is not distributing the basketball, he’s shooting it, is rebounding it and dishing it off again. He stands out among his peers.
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Weaver made the Top 25 game, which is the last game of the camp for the players who impressed the most. Past participants include Deandre Ayton, Lonzo Ball, Ira Lee, Stanley Johnson, Anthony Davis, and John Wall. Basically too many to list.
Weaver has at least 13 offers, most notably from UCLA, USC, Villanova, Louisville, Cincinnati, and Florida among others.
We spoke to Kenny Gillion, the Director of Weaver’s summer team, ‘Team Breakdown‘ to get his insights:
“Elijah is one of the most humble, elite players I have ever coached,” said his coach, “You would never know he is one of the top players in the country because he works like he has no college offers or no rankings. His humble approach and work ethic will lead him to be a star not just in the NBA, but also in life”
Elijah spoke to USA Today’s high school sports writer Jason Jordan and spoke about what motivated him:
"The greatest motivating factor that’s gotten me to where I am today is… “My family. I want to take care of them just because of the sacrifices they made for me to be in the position I’m in now. Like putting their trust into coaches to take care of me and for me to live with them and for me to leave home because I know that was super hard for my mom. I just want to take care of them.”"
His coach nailed it, Weaver was such an enjoyable interview, so respectful and a real student of the game. Asked if he was interested in getting an offer from Arizona, Weaver responded, “Right [shaking his head yes]..I think that’s a great school.” Enjoy Wildcats fans:
There is one school at least, not yet on Weaver’s list. It will be fun to follow his recruitment. Thank you, Elijah, for your time! Bear Down!