Taeshon Cherry

Top 35 2018 San Diego SF Taeshon Cherry taking visits

Taeshon Cherry, ranked 33rd by Scout in 2018, has been active about seeing the schools involved in his recruitment. Here's the latest on the four-star prospect.

One of the West Coast’s most productive players in 2018 is San Diego St. Augustine’s Taeshon Cherry.

The hybrid forward has good size at 6-foot-8 and 205 pounds and can score with his jumper and around the basket, while he’s a plus rebounder, passes well and competes on defense.

Cherry, who is just coming back from a broken hand, is pleased with how his junior season has started.

“It’s going well,” Cherry said. “The ball is in my hands more this year and I’m trying to be a leader. My composure is much better this year. The ultimate goal is a state championship.”

Scout’s 33rd ranked prospect in 2018 has been active with his recruiting process. On Tuesday he’ll take an unofficial visit to Harvard, while he recently took visits to Texas A&M and Arizona.


“The Texas A&M visit was great,” Cherry said. “They showed a lot of hospitality. I really liked coaches Amir (Abdur-Rahim) and (Billy) Kennedy. The atmosphere of the football game was a lot of fun. They’ve shown a lot of love.

“At Arizona, coaches (Sean) Miller and (Joe) Pasternack have shown a lot of love. I went to the locker room and I could tell the energy they have there.”

There are a number of other schools still involved with Cherry, including UCLA, USC, San Diego State, Kansas, LSU, Villanova and Gonzaga.

He doesn’t plan on having a drawn out recruiting process.

“I’m just keeping my options open right now,” he said. “I think I’ll make a decision next year, maybe mid-summer. I’m not that far away.”

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