Kelly Picks Big East School

Jeremiah Kelly is a 6-1 point guard who has learned his craft on the playgrounds and gyms of Chicago. The class of 2008 point guard who completed his junior year at Boys to Men Math & English Academy in Chicago and plays on the AAU circuit with the Mac Irvin Fire has reached his decision on where he will attend college in 2008.

Jeremiah Kelly will be staying home to play for DePaul University coach Jerry Wainwright. "It was a great decision and chance for me to stay home and be close to my family. It was a perfect fit for me, so I decided to go there."

Kelly cited the DePaul coaching staff as another reason why he will be a Blue Demon. "I liked the relationship between me and the coaches."

"I visited there yesterday, that was the day that I committed," Kelly remarked.

Jeremiah will be reunited with his former Boys to Men teammates – Mac Koshwal (Class of 2007) and current DePaul freshman Thijin Moses. "That had something to do with it too," said Kelly. "To get a chance to play with them again."

Kelly chose DePaul over Florida State and Washington. He becomes the first player to commit to Wainwright in the class of 2008.

Boys to Men is discontinuing their basketball program, Jeremiah is currently looking at his options for prep schools for his final season before college.

Jeremiah's AAU coach Nick Irvin sees this as a good move for the Blue Demons. "He'll be the answer for DePaul, he's an excellent point guard," said Irvin "I think he'll bring stability to them. He's playing very, very well for us this summer. I can't say enough about the kid. He can shoot it as well as pass it. He makes a pretty move. He takes charge and takes care of business."

"He reminds me something of Jason Terry with how he plays," observed Irvin. "He'll do well in that league. He'll make that team move."'s Scott Phillips had this to say recently about Kelly...

Kelly is definitely a good player, and one that is not afraid to take big shots. Kelly is a good shooter with range that extends beyond the three point range. I would like to see him continue to work on his point guard skills. Kelly is a good passer most of the time, but could use some improvement in his decision making and his pinpoint passing. He also does a good job of staying in front of his man when on defense, but for a good athlete such as himself I would like to see him come up with more steals that lead to easy points.

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