<b>COLLEGE PARK, Maryland --</b> James Eversley, a 6-foot-8 athletic power forward from Centerville, Virginia, competed this past weekend at the Charlie Weber Invitational held on the campus of the University of Maryland.
James Eversley has played in a bit of obscurity at Centerville High school, but is moving this year to National power Hargrave Military Academy. James will enter his senior year at Hargrave but plans on spending his senior year and a post-graduate year. So Eversley recruiting should be more intense over the next several months as he is now reclassified to the 2006 class.
James didn't hide the fact that he has to get his academic house in order. "I didn't take academics seriously enough up until now, but I plan on changing that at Hargrave."
If he does get his academic situation in order, it's likely many high majors will take a look at him. James is a very talented shot-blocker who had the athletic highlight of the Weber tournament with a tremendous put-back dunk off of a rebound as his team took apart their first round opponent Philly Hoops, 61-38.
James runs the floor well and had great basketball instincts. Besides polishing his academic standing his game should just get better while he is at Hargrave.
Right now James is being recruited most heavily by Illinois, Wichita State, Penn State, and George Mason, but is hearing from Big East schools, Pittsburgh, Villanova, St. John's, and Connecticut.
"I am wide open to new schools who want to get involved," he said. "I have two years before I go to college."