Scheyer's Regular Season Ends; Talks to TDD

Last weekend he was in Durham to watch the Duke Blue Devils move past No. 5 Wake Forest in one of the more exciting college basketball games of the season. This week Jon Scheyer scored a game high 22 points to go along with eight rebounds, and four assists to help Glenbrook North to a regular season ending victory over Deerfield. <I>TDD</I> was on hand to witness it all and speak to Scheyer after the game.

With Illinois head coach Bruce Weber in the stands, Jon Scheyer put on a solid performance, hitting from the perimeter and off the dribble for most of the night. And, despite Deerfield playing a very physical brand of basketball with the five star junior prospect, it was clear why so many high major programs cast their hat into the mix with him.

When he wasn't scoring, Scheyer took over the point guard responsibilities and made several good looks to teammates, including a number of pinpoint entry passes to the post. However, the focus of the night was on the offensive end where the 6-foot-5 wing guard knocked down several jumpers and even showed the ability to finish in traffic after drawing contact – something he has improved with bi-weekly workouts with a professional trainer.

Defensively, Scheyer still needs to work on keeping up his intensity, but that's usually said of most elite high schoolers. He does use his height well and is quick enough to stay in front of smaller opponents, and even spent time guarding the opponent's big players inside. He also hit the boards on both sides of the ball very hard, and understands positioning and boxing out very well.

After the win, Scheyer was mobbed by local fans, all of whom were hoping to score pictures or autographs. However, he still had time to catch up with TheDevilsDen.com and chat about the events of the last week.

QnA With Jon Scheyer

What were your impressions of Cameron?

"I had a great time there. I was so inspired by the intensity showed by Coach K and the way he motivates his team. The Wake Forest game was a perfect way to see at Cameron. It was just great."

The ESPN broadcast showed you chatting it up with a pair of former Blue Devils.

Oh yeah. I got to meet and talk to Jason Williams and Chris Duhon and it was really great to see how much they still care about the program and look out for it. If I go to Duke, I'd hope players like J.J. Redick will continue to come back and do the same kind of things for the program. That family atmosphere is unique."

You've been quoted as saying that you won't think about a decision before your season is completely over. Once that happens, when are you targeting?

Right now I'm thinking around April or at the very latest May.

What was the last impression you had of the Wake Forest game?

I loved how intense they were, everyone gets into the passing lanes and pressures the ball constantly.


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