Seagears Has Options

Jerome Seagears wasn't sure what to expect at Red Springs (NC) Flora MacDonald after transferring in from Washington, D.C. last fall.

Jerome Seagears wasn't sure what to expect at Red Springs (NC) Flora MacDonald after transferring in from Washington, D.C. last fall.

"It was my first year at Flora so it was new, but it worked out well," said Seagears. "We played a tough schedule and made it to the championship game against United Faith. We worked hard last year and I think we'll be strong next year. We just have to bring it every night out."

The 6-foot-2 point guard's solid play has led to increased interest from college programs, including several scholarship offers.

"A lot of schools are on me," Seagears said. "Right now I have offers from Missouri, George Mason, George Washington, UMASS, and Florida. I'm also hearing from NC State, UCONN, UCLA, Kansas State, Georgetown, and DePaul.

"I would say Georgetown, Maryland, and Missouri are showing the most interest... Sidney Lowe and NC State have showed a lot of interest too."

NC State's coaching staff has had a chance to extensively scout Seagears as they nearly signed Flora MacDonald's Luke Cothron in the 2010 class. Cothron was a Wolfpack commitment before opening his recruitment in the spring and eventually signing with Auburn.

"Luke's situation hasn't impacted how NC State is recruiting me," said Seagears. "They are still following how I play. I think he just wanted to look around and that's what he did.

"I still have a cool relationship with NC State. It's a great school. I definitely like it there... I want to visit some games this season. I know with the recruits they are bringing in they are going to have a good season this year so I'll definitely be getting up to visit them."

Currently a Big 12 school holds the early lead for Seagears.

"Right now I like Maryland, Georgetown, and Missouri, but I'd probably say Missouri is my leader," he said. "I've been talking to coach Watkins from Missouri, and I like their style of play. I think it fits my game.

"They have some good recruits coming in and did well this past season. I'm looking forward to seeing how they do this year."

Seagears is in no hurry to make a decision despite having a nice collection of scholarship offers and a leader.

"It probably won't be anytime soon because of the evaluation period coming around. I know more colleges are coming in and will see me in July. I probably won't decide until right before next season."

He will be playing this weekend in the Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions for D.C. Assault.

"We're doing well," said Seagears. "We've only won one tournament, but our goal is to win every tournament we're in. Next up we have the Gibbons event this weekend... we're going to try and win it."

D.C. Assault's backcourt gives them a chance against anybody as they feature Seagears and Top 30 point guard Quinn Cook.

"Playing with Quinn is like being in college already," said Seagears. "We have two talented guards on our team and we try to lead. We both motivate each other to play better on the court, and we both feed off our penetration and ability to get to the basket.

"There have been games where I score a lot and other games where I have a lot of assists. I'm trying to be a playmaker when I play... I'm just trying to bring something to table every night."


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