Pangos: 2017 SF Je'rell Springer makes statement

GARDEN GROVE, Calif. - 2017 wing Je'rell Springer recently picked up his first scholarship offer and on Friday at the Pangos Summer Sweet 16 he showed why several more could be coming.

One of the West Coast's top 2017 stock risers so far this July has come from Las Vegas in Je'rell Springer.

The 6-foot-5, 180-pound small forward from Shadow Ridge High School is playing in the Pangos Summer Sweet 16 with 702 Attack and on Friday showed why he's a player who is fresh off his first scholarship offer, with several more likely on the way.

Springer is an extremely versatile wing with long arms and plus athleticism. He'll be able to defend multiple positions, sees the court very well, handles it and plays high IQ, unselfish basketball.

He'll need to keep gaining confidence as a shooter, but Springer's upside is significant.

"I can shoot it, I'm a hard worker and I'm not selfish," Springer said. "I want to get better at shooting, especially three-point shooting."

The rising senior's first offer came recently from Pacific, while others such as UCLA, USC, Virginia Tech and Weber State are showing interest.

"Pacific offered like two weeks ago," Springer said. "It was pretty exciting because I never had that feeling before.

"I think (Damon Stoudamire) has been watching me for a long time because he said that when I was a freshman I used to shoot it from my face but now I shoot it up. I was shocked he knew that."

Springer says the Pacific offer was big for him, while another school he hopes to hear from is UNLV.

"I really want my hometown school to recruit me, UNLV," he said. "That's a dream school for me."

When Springer moves forward with his recruiting process, he has an idea of what he'll be looking for in a school.

"I want a school that plays up tempo and good coaching so I can improve every day," Springer said.

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