Upstate Underclassman Worth Watching

Reporter Mike Sullivan provides a free look at the individual game of upstate underclassman Stan Wier, who competed for Jim Hart's Albany City Rocks AAU program ...

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 this season due to his ability to score from the perimeter.

His AAU coach, Jim Hart of the Albany City Rocks, believes Stan will make a fine division one college basketball player.

"He works very hard and can score from almost anywhere on the court," said Hart. "I think he'll be a fine addition to a division one program."


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.

Stan, who competed for Hart's Rocks' AAU program this past 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 injured his ankle and lost some valuable summer minutes. 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 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.

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.


According to Hart, low to mid level programs have expressed early interest. Colgate has an offer on the table.

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