New Jersey Prospect Should Have Big Year

Reporter Mike Sullivan has a free player profile look at the individual game of Chase Plummer, who is a key player for one of the country's top high school basketball programs ...


HEIGHT: 6-foot-5

WEIGHT: 205 Pounds

POSITIONS: Small Forward/Power Forward

HIGH SCHOOL: St. Patrick High School in Elizabeth, New Jersey


CHASE'S THOUGHTS ON HIS INDIVIDUAL GAME AND HIS PROGRESS OVER THE SUMMER AND FALL: "I'm working hard on all parts of my game. Trying to work on them in practice so I can have a big year as a senior.

"My perimeter game definitely improved. I think all around too. I made great leaps and bounds improving my leadership skills too. But I'm always looking to improve all parts of my game whether it's during the summer or during practice."

COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES OF INTEREST: Chase committed to UMBC.Chase should be able to have an impact for all four years, playing on this level.

Plummer competes for one of the country's top head coaches in Kevin Boyle and should be college ready, able to make a contribution as a freshman.

Plummer previously considered interest from Boston University and Quinnipiac.

"Coach Monroe and the whole UMBC family made me feel like I was back in Jersey. I also felt as if they would help me for life after basketball whenever that is."


WHAT HIS AAU COACH MATT PAULS OF TEAM NJABC THINKS OF CHASE PLUMMER'S INDIVIDUAL GAME: "He plays for a great coach (Kevin Boyle) in a great high school basketball program. He's learning everyday and that includes practice. He has some good upside to his game and I expect him to be even better by the time he's graduating high school."

EVALUATION ON CHASE PLUMMER'S INDIVIDUAL GAME: He's tough in the paint. Developing a more consistent game with his short jumper. Working on the skills to play more small forward, including ballhandling.

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