Coaches track 2018 guard Elijah Weaver

Sophomore Elijah Weaver has schools in the south tracking him, but he's likely to see that interest rise during the spring and summer.

As high school seasons come to an end and spring AAU ball nears, one 2018 prospect college coaches will be tracking closely is Oldsmar (Fla.) Christian standout Elijah Weaver.

A 6-foot-5, 195-pound lead guard, Weaver just completed an impressive sophomore campaign and helped lead the Eagles to the SIAA State Championships game.

“I thought he played phenomenal,” Oldsmar Christian coach Jordan Fair told Scout.

“Last year is was a relatively unknown guy and playing JV,” he added. He moved up and started and was a point guard for a top 10 preseason nationally ranked team. We beat five top 10 teams in the country. He stepped in and started and produced and led us a to 29-9 record.”

According to Fair, Weaver, who averaged 12 points and six assists a game, it’s his IQ and knowledge of the game that helped him excel this season.

“He has an unbelievable feel for the game and an elite handle,” he said. “He handles extremely well and passes it really well. I think he shoot it well, but needs to gain a little more confidence because he’s such a good shooter he needs to be a little more aggressive.”

The college coaches that have seen Weaver, have been aggressive with their pursuit of him, Fair told Scout.

“Everyone that has seen him has jumped in,” he said.

Among the schools that have already offered Weaver are South FloridaMiamiFloridaUCF and Louisville. He also has interest from Georgetown, Maryland, Florida State and Wake Forest.

Thus far, South Florida is the only school to get Weaver on campus for an unofficial visit. He’ll take his second trip next Tuesday, as he’ll visit Florida for their game against Kentucky.


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