San Diego (Calif.) St. Augustine 2018 forward Taeshawn Cherry is one of the most talented underclassmen in California and playing on one of the most talented teams in the state has him expecting success.
“This past season went great,” Cherry said. “We had a couple seniors who were able to push us far and while we didn’t win State, we didn’t fall that far, either.”
Hard work is nothing new for Cherry.
“I feel good about where my game is going," he said. "Right now, I’m trying to improve my lateral quickness.
"I want to get to the point where I can guard all five positions. I have an advantage because of my length; I just need to keep moving better.”
Right now, Cherry’s recruitment is regional, but could easily go national.
“Texas A&M, Arizona, San Diego State and Cal are at the top of my list," he said. "I went to Arizona and Coach Miller and his staff are in contact with me all the time.
"They think I can play all over for them. They brought up Aaron Gordon as a guy that I play like. That felt really good."
Cherry is currently in no rush to bring his recruitment to an end.
“Texas A&M has been recruiting me really hard as well," he said. "I don’t know for sure when I will take a visit, but I would imagine that it will be this summer sometime.
"I’m taking things slow. I’m not in a rush at all. I want to give every team a chance to know what I can do.”