Jeter Says UCLA Recruiting Him Hard
There's been very consistent progress in Chase Jeter's game over the last couple years and at the recent USA Basketball Developmental Camp, the 6-foot-8, 215-pound Las Vegas Bishop Gorman 2015 post proved that he's continued to go in the right direction.
Here's Scout.com's evaluation of Jeter at the camp:
Jeter really played hard here and why he didn't get a ton of touches offensively, his motor allowed him to get the most of his opportunity in Colorado Springs.
The majority of points I saw Jeter score were on putbacks following offensive rebounds, or easy dunks and lay-ups he got by hustling in transition and getting down court quicker than opposing posts.
On the other end, he played hard, fundamentally sound defense, picked up rebounds and blocked shots. He remains one of the West Coast's top prospects in 2015.
Jeter said "explosiveness, better post moves, stronger finishes and a better skill set" are areas he'll show improvement on this season after working hard on his game in the off-season.
"I've been working on my confidence, battling in the post, getting good position on guys and holding it rather than floating out to the wing or mid-post, just establishing myself in the low post," he said.
The five-star prospect listed UCLA, Arizona, Michigan, Duke, North Carolina and USC as amongst the schools recruiting him the hardest, with hopes to cut his list in the next few months.
"I might narrow down my list sometime in late November or December," Jeter said.
There's been some speculation that Jeter could ultimately end up playing college basketball further east, something he confirmed that he's definitely not opposed to.
"I'm open to it," said Jeter. "I want to see my options. If I fall in love with a school further east, so be it. I'm looking for the best place for me."
His Reaction to North Carolina Offer:
What was your reaction to the scholarship offer from North Carolina?
(Roy Williams) stopped by the school on Wednesday and he talked to my parents and I talked to him shortly after. Friday when he had offered (Stephen) Zimm(erman) on Thursday, I was expecting a phone call from him at 6:30 on Friday night. Then basically he said he offered me a scholarship to play basketball at the University of North Carolina and I was really excited. What did Coach Williams relay to you? He just wants to continue to develop a good relationship with me. He said he was recruiting a few others such as Diamond Stone, Ivan Rabb and Stephen Zimerman. He said we were the only bigs in our class he was recruiting.
What did you think of the conversation?
The way I thought of it, they are all great players. I thought it was pretty cool that he only recruited a select few. Some schools recruit a lot of people and he just recruits a select few. I thought it was pretty cool. He said that he was looking for two bigs in our class.
What are your general thoughts on North Carolina?
Great school. There's a good rivalry between them and Duke so that would be a fun atmosphere to play in, in the ACC. There'd be some great schools to go up against and they also have great academics and that's very important to me. I'm going to keep a close eye on them and see how they do, as well as next year.
Have you and Coach Williams gotten to know each other well to this point?
It's sort of just beginning. Me and him just started talking. I met him for the first time last Wednesday and then he called me. I don't think he's a big texter, but I call him from time to time.
Where do you stand with the recruiting process?
I'm just taking my time and having fun with it as well. I'm going to start talking to my coaches at Gorman and letting them know the schools that do have a chance and then the schools that I don't really feel will fit me. I'm not coming out with a list, but I'm taking a few people off of it.
Have you taken many visits to this point?
Unofficially I've taken one to UCLA, San Diego State and to UNLV. I'm sure I'll probably do a visit to Arizona and then Oregon. We have a tournament out there (in Oregon), the Les Schwab. I'm going to take an unofficial visit out to Oregon.
Did North Carolina talk to you about a visit?
Not yet. I'm not sure with any unofficial. I'm sure with any visit that far out East it would most likely be an official, if and when I do.
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