Hemsley has interest in Arizona

2015 guard Jeremy Hemsley has recently had contact with Arizona. Read on to find out his thoughts on the Wildcats, where his recruitment stands, and more.

Over the course of the summer, high school basketball recruits will continue to develop through wins and losses on the AAU circuit. One player that has seen his game grow on the court is La Verne (Calif.) Damien shooting guard Jeremy Hemsley.

"My summer has been going pretty well so far," Hemsley said. "I didn't play very well in our first game, so I know that I have to come out and redeem myself in the next ones. Hopefully, I can continue to play better and grow as a player and a teammate."

The growth has allowed the guard to be noticed by several coaches, which has led to a few scholarship offers.

"My recruitment has been picking up," he said. "I picked up a few offers in the last couple of tournaments. USC offered just a while ago. It's been going pretty good for me."

The USC offer is a huge opportunity for Hemsley, who's family would like him to stay close to home.

"It was really cool and exciting for my family," Hemsley said. "My mom was really excited for me. She wants me to stay close to home, so having the opportunity to play at USC is really important."

However, Hemsley knows that the decision is his own and will try to do what is best for himself.

"My mom wants me to stay in California for school," he said. "She wants me close to home for school, but it's really my decision."

"Right now, I'm open to staying in state or leaving. I'll go wherever is best for me."

The shooting guard has recently begun talking to the Arizona Wildcats coaching staff, specifically, the newest of the assistant coaches: Damon Stoudamire.

"I talked to Coach Stoudamire a few weeks ago," Hemsley said. "He said that he really likes my game and wants to come out and see me play more."

Arizona's history has already helped it in the recruitment for Hemsley, who grew up watching the Wildcats play.

"Arizona is a school that I really like," he said. "I watched them a lot growing up and I like them. If I were to get an offer from them, that would be pretty cool."

Hemsley doesn't have an Arizona offer yet, but he knows that if it was to offer, it would be one of his top choices.

"I would say that if they offered me, they would be one of the top schools," Hemsley said. "They are definitely one of the schools that I would be okay leaving the state for."

As the summer comes to a close and his high school season starts, Hemsley envisions his recruitment growing as long as he continues to get better.

"I see my recruitment growing a lot in the next few months," he said. "I think that I am going to get better and continue to grow as a player. That would definitely draw some more attention to me.

"I need to work on my body language on the court and I would like to be more consistent with my jump shot."


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