Upstate Prospect Generating D-1 Interest

Reporter Mike Sullivan provides a look at the individual game of upstate prospect Stan Wier, who has impressed us with his ability to hit the outside shot in the AAU games we watched ...

Stan Wier, a 6-foot-3, 200-pound shooting guard/small forward from Nichols High School in Buffalo, New York, is a prospect we watched a few times over the past couple of months at some tournaments and AAU egents.

His AAU coach likes his game quite a bit and Stan has shown the ability to knock down the outside jumper.

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 upended the Rocks.

We previously watched Wier play for Jim Hart's Albany City Rocks AAU program in the Rumble in the Bronx, held on the campuses of Fordham and Manhattan during the month of June.

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 laid an offer on the table.


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