Sophomore Elijah Weaver isn’t a national, household name yet, but according to Oldsmar (Fla.) Christian coach Jordan Fair he soon will be.
“He has a big, strong build and a very mature body for his age,” Fair said. “He has an excellent IQ and passing ability. He’s a lefty. He has a beautiful stroke from three and mid-range. The kid is really good.”
At 6-foot-5, 195-pounds, Weaver has good size for the point guard position too.
“He’s a prototypical point guard with his size,” Fair said. “He has a big, big body. When you look at him you’d think he was a NFL player. He passes it with his right hand and passes it with his left hand. Plays off ball screens well. He’s shifty and has a good burst of speed.”
Oldsmar Christian has a host of Division-I players and this fall a number of schools have been in to check out their talent. Fair said all of the schools that have come to recruit other players are now actively recruiting the rising sophomore.
“Florida has offered,” Fair said.” Louisville has offered. Nebraska has offered. FIU has offered.”
USF has also offered Weaver a scholarship. Florida State has been by the school and is heavily interested.
Louisville coach Rick Pitinio is expected to watch him on Thursday night.