It has been a busy season of recruiting for Shadow Mountain High School's skilled 5-foot-10, 165-pound rising junior point guard Jovan Blacksher, as he has received numerous scholarship offers for himself. This week, Blacksher received another scholarship offer from a rising basketball power in Arizona.
After recently receiving numerous schoalrship offersthis spring, this week Grand Canyon University and head coach Dan Majerle and his staff put their name in the hat for the talented point guard prospect - extending Blacksher a scholarship offer while in participation for the school's Elite Camp on their campus.
Blacksher has also received scholarship offers this spring from Fresno State, Cal-State Northridge, UC-Davis, Northern Colorado and University of North Dakota.
Blacksher is a unique guard talent that is coming off a superb sophomore season for himself. He is currently playing this spring and summer during the club season with the highly Adidas-sponsored Compton Magic club basketball program.
This past high school season, Blacksher led his Shadow Mountain team to an amazing 27-1 overall record on the season - losing their only game of the season to top nationally ranked Montverde (Fl) 74-61 at New York's Christ the King High School in the opening round of the Dick's Nationals Basketball Tournament on ESPN.
We will continue to keep you posted as Blacksher's recruitment continues to unfold.
Arizona Hoop Review Scouting Report: Blacksher is a unique talent in the state of Arizona. While Blacksher is a smaller point guard prospect, he is a unique talent in the state of Arizona - a highly skilled and talented point guard with an ability to make plays for himself and others almost at will and with flare. This young man is fun to watch perform as he possesses a superb handle of the basketball, excellent court vision and body control, which allows for him to get into the lane when he wants to and make plays at a high level level. He also possesses a nice shooting stroke with excellent range on his shot and a quick release - making him very difficult for opposing guards to defend. Blacksher is a rare find in the state of Arizona, as he possesses a high level of self-confidence in his play, which rubbs off on his teammates and makes players around him much better. He is a high-powered guard prospect that plays much bigger than his size suggests, and is a one-man press-breaker that is dificult to defend. An excellent passer and playmaker. An excellent on-the-ball defender that is capable of becoming a lock-down defender at the next level. Plays passing lanes and gets his hands on the basketball often. A superb young guard prospect that has a true position, which will benefit him nicely in his college recruitment over time.