A Boy Among Men?

A boy among men. That is what it must feel like to David Weaver the 6'10" center from Black Mountain's Owen High School.

David Weaver has just recently turned 16 and is younger than most everyone in his rising senior class. Younger in age maybe, younger in maturity, absolutely NOT.

Weaver is a well-spoken, somewhat shy young man from the North Carolina mountains who is fast becoming a gifted basketball player as well as a very good student.

The 2005 Wake Forest verbal commitment is growing in stature and in polish both on and off the basketball court. We recently talked to him at the Gibbons TOC in the Triangle area where he was visibly improving every game.

He started out slowly in the first game and got progressively better as his minutes and confidence increased. Part of the reason for this is his participation on the Owen track team which took time away from his practicing basketball and the transformation time it is taking back to basketball "shape".

The potential for stardom is undeniable for this young man because of his superb timing, athleticism, intelligence, and developing post skills. His performance at the TOC raised a few eyebrows among the knowledgeable basketball scouts/experts in the crowd.

He told DeaconSports.com that he was very excited to be playing with fellow WFU verbal Kevin Swinton on the NC Gaters 17 and under AAU team as well as his future at Wake Forest. When asked if he was really 6'10" (of which I assure you he is) he commented that he was "a little over that" and weighed a "little over 205 pounds."

His presence in a Wake Forest uniform will bring smiles to Skip Prosser and the Deacon faithful in the next several years as his skills develop even further. He already possesses a sweet jump hook and spin moves (left and right) as well as incredible timing on his block attempts.

The things he needs to work on are many but his dedication and love for the game will enable him to do just that. With work on the court and in the weightroom, pretty soon Weaver won't be a boy among men, but a man among boys.

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