Forward Taeshon Cherry emerging as one of west's best in 2018

Taeshon Cherry used a successful weekend at the Fullcourt Press All West Frosh/Soph Camp to further prove himself as one of the west's top prospects in 2018.

One of 2018’s top prospects on the West Coast is 6-foot-8, 205-pound San Diego St. Augustine hybrid forward Taeshon Cherry.

The sophomore likely has the size, athleticism and skill to play either forward position at the next level.

He’s a consistent three-point shooter, who can also put the ball on the ground and attack the basket, handles the ball well for his size, is an above average passer for the position, rebounds and eventually should be able to guard multiple positions.

“I think I shoot well and I can get to the rim easily,” Cherry said. “I block shots and run the floor as hard as I can. I’m working on defense but I feel like I’m getting better.”

Cherry holds scholarship offers from Texas A&M, Colorado State, Nevada Wolf Pack and California with San Diego State, Arizona, Arizona State and Washington showing interest.

He feels that the Aztecs are already prioritizing him.

“Coach (Steve) Fisher is a great coach but if he retires and coach (Brian) Dutcher gets the job, I like him a lot too,” Cherry said.

There’s another coaching staff which has worked hard to get to know Cherry.

“I just want to build a relationship early, have a feel for the coach and I think Cal has done a great job of that,” he said. “Coach Cuonzo (Martin) has really taken the time to know me and know my game and I feel like he likes me a lot.”

Cherry says that Pepperdine, Oklahoma State and San Diego have been by his school to see him this fall and you can expect that list to grow quickly, given Cherry’s talent and upside.


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