Upstate Prospect Has Some D-1 Looks

Reporter Mike Sullivan provides a look at the individual game of an underclassman who competes at an New York upstate school ...

Stan Wier, a 6-foot-3, 200-pound shooting guard/small forward from Nichols High School in Buffalo, New York, is a prospect worth watching over the next two years, according to Albany City Rocks AAU head coach Jim Hart.

Hart coached Wier over the past year as Stan competed for the Albany City Rocks AAU program, considered one of the best in the country over the past couple of decades.

PREVIOUSLY REPORTED:

Wier, who impressed us the times we watched him compete in the AAU events, has the ability to produce points from anywhere on the court.

His AAU coach, Jim Hart of the Albany City Rocks, has spoken highly of Wier and his skill level. He believes he'll be a division one player.

PREVIOUSLY REPORTED: Wier, who competed for Jim Hart's Albany City Rocks' AAU program this summer, was at the Super Showcase in Disney World during the last week of July, the evaluation period for college coaches.

In the event we watched, Stan banged up his ankle and had to leave the game early against the St. Louis Eagles, a team that defeated the Rocks.

We also watched Wier play in person for the Albany City Rocks AAU program in the Rumble in the Bronx, held on the campuses of Fordham and Manhattan during the month of June, a tradition now run by Hart.

WHAT WE LIKE ABOUT STAN'S INDIVIDUAL GAME:

What he showed us was the ability to knock down long range jumpers, deflating a zone or trapping type of defense. As he continues to feel more comfortable shooting off his dribble, Stan is a player likely to make an impact somewhere on the division one college basketball level if he can improve this area.

THOUGHTS FROM JIM HART ON STAN WIER'S INDIVIDUAL BASKETBALL GAME:

Stan is considered a hard worker who competes on each possession on both ends of the court. Plays just as hard in practice, giving coaches the impression that he'll improve week to week. Wier averaged double figures this season for his high school. Stan can knock down the long range jumpers, opening up the inside game for the big men in the paint. The summer is a time to make improvements in creating his shot, taking a few bounces with the basketball and then scoring.

WHAT JIM HART SAYS ABOUT WIER'S RECRUITING INTEREST:

According to Hart, low to mid level programs have been following Wier's progress while Colgate has an offer on the table. Hart believes more interest and offers are on the way.


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