Area Prospect Working Hard For Next Level

Reporter Mike Sullivan provides a player profile update on the status of Chase Plummer, a player who competes at one of the country's best high school basketball programs ...


HEIGHT: 6-foot-5

WEIGHT: 202 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 focusing on helping our team win games," he said. "We're all working hard to win every game."

"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. Plummer should be able to be a very productive player at this school in this league.

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.


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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