Upstate Underclassman Has Division 1 Interest

Reporter Mike Sullivan takes a look at the individual game of an upstate underclassman prospect who has the ability to drain long distance jumpers and upend a zone defense ...

Stan Wier, a 6-foot-3, 200-pound shooting guard/small forward from Nichols High School in Buffalo, New York, is a player who can bust a zone up with his perimeter jumper, according to his AAU coach, Jim Hart of the Albany City Rocks.

"He can score points from anywhere on the court," said Hart. "He works very hard and has been improving his game every month."

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.

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 over the summer, Wier hurt his ankle and lost some valuable minute in the Super Showcase. But we've watched him at other events, including the Rumble in the Bronx, held on the campuses of Fordham and Manhattan during the month of June. He has impressed us with his perimeter game.

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.

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.

WHAT JIM HART SAYS ABOUT WIER'S RECRUITING INTEREST:

Colgate has a scholarship offer on the table.


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