One of the elite overall prospects in Arizona's talented 2019 Class is Shadow Mountain High School's gifted and skilled 5-foot-10, 165-pound rising senior point guard Jovan Blacksher. Blacksher is a unique guard talent that has had a superb high school career and is coming off another terrific season for himself.
After recently leading the Nike-sponsored Team Why Not to the finals of this year's Nike Peach Jam on ESPN, Blacksher should see a nice improvement in his overall college recruitment.
While he already has numerous scholarship offers for himself, Blacksher received his biggest offer to date this week after his performance last weekend - reeling in a PAC-12 offer from Washington State University.
Blacksher already has seen a nice level of college recruitment for himself, and has offers from many schools already - possessing offers from Colorado State, Toledo, Pacific, Boise State, Dayton, Grand Canyon, UC-Davis, Cal State Northridge, Northern Colorado, Fresno State, North Dakota and Portland State.
Blacksher does not currently have a leader in his college recruitment, although he really likes Grand Canyon University, and his father has indicated their love for the local program. It will be very interesting now to see how Blacksher's recruitment continues to develop, and also to see what transpires as a result.
After playing last club season with the highly Adidas-sponsored Compton Magic club basketball program, Blacksher now competes on the Nike circuit with a loaded Team Why Not program, and will continue to travel with the program the remainder of the summer.
Last high school season was another very successful one for Blacksher, as he helped lead the Matadors to third-consecutive state title. Shadow Mountain (25-2) would not lose a game in Arizona all high school season, once again, and would eventually lose their first game of the high school season to Findlay Prep (NV) (83-74), before falling to University HS, 75-63, in the Dick's Nationals Basketball Tournament on ESPN.
I really enjoy watching this young man perform, and look for many more college coaches to begin to take notice of Blacksher over time. We will 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.