One of the West Coast’s top prospects in 2018 comes from San Diego St. Augustine in Taeshon Cherry.
The 6-foot-8, 205-pound hybrid forward was impressive this weekend at the Nike EYBL with the Oakland Soldiers, using his ability to play inside and out to score baskets, while he competed for rebounds and used his toughness to impact the game on both ends.
“I’m shooting the ball really well and I’m rebounding and running the floor as hard as I can,” Cherry said. “I want to be able to score off the dribble better and be able to guard every position on the floor.”
There are seven schools putting in the most work with Cherry right now.
There are a couple coaching staffs that Cherry already knows pretty well.
“At Texas A&M, I have a good relationship coach Amir (Abdur-Rahim),” Cherry said. “At Arizona, me and Sean Miller really connected when I went on a visit there so I like them as well.”
Cherry took an unofficial visit to Arizona during the season and has a feel for the UA program already.
“They’re like a family over there and I want that environment for me,” Cherry said.
Scout’s 38th ranked 2018 prospect said he hopes to take an unofficial visit to Texas A&M in the coming months.
“Coach (Billy) Kennedy is a strong Christian and I like that,” said Cherry. “He brings everyone together.”
The four-star prospect isn’t in any rush to make a decision.
“I’m open to anything right now,” Cherry said. “I’m wide open.”