Westwind Prep International 7-foot prep post Jeremiah April is among the best available post prospects in the West. After developing a great deal over the past year and maturing physically a great deal, April has become a legitimate post prospect for the mid-major division-I level or higher.
After a high school career where April was considered a post project and saw his college recruitment tail off late, April ventured to Westwind Prep to improve his game and his body in an attempt to develop as a post prospect for the next level. April has come a long way for himself after helping lead his high school program to an impressive 32-2 overall record during his senior season, and a Division-IV state championship.
This season at Westwind and amidst playing against high level competition, April has emerged as a serious college prospect, and has developed his overall ability to play the game of basketball. April has developed his overall feel for the game and ability to score the basketball around the paint, while becoming a much better factor on the glass, while blocking numerous shots with his long wingspan.
April has shown excellent promise and potential for the next level and has improved a great deal as an offensive weapon in the post. This season, April posted big numbers in his team’s match-ups with Midland Junior College (TX) and Pima Junior College. April poured in 26 points against Midland, and 28 points in his team’s game against Pima Junior College – both impressive performances for the rising post talent.
According to Westwind Prep post-graduate head coach Jai Steadman, April is currently hearing from numerous college programs, including Oregon, Washington State, Eastern Michigan, Cal State Northridge, Illinois-Chicago and University of Detroit. While April still does not have a true offer for himself, the offers should begin to pour in very soon for this developing talent.
There are not many prospects with April’s sheer size and length, as well as such a glaring upside for the future. While the 2014 class in the West does not possess many taller post players with skills, Westwind Prep has two in April and 6-foot-11 prep post Kingsley Okoroh. The two post players competing with each other every day has helped to develop both prospects.
Arizona Preps will continue to follow the college recruitment of Jeremiah April closely this spring, in an attempt to keep you updated on his recruiting progress.