|Team: DePaul, Pro|
H: 6' 1"|
W: 170 lbs
Current: G |
High School: American Christian
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Like his teammate Lamont Jones, Jeremiah Kelly (unranked Scout, #92 Rivals) took full advantage of Tyreke Evans’ long stints on the bench to pour in 26 points. He hit 6 three pointers on the game, showing Pittsburgh fans how he has scored the bulk of his points since his days as a prep star in Chicago. The Depaul recruit is a bit of an “old school” point guard in that he does not do anything flashy and is not an incredible penetrator, but is outstanding in terms of taking care of the ball and initiating the offense. This mature approach to the game is why he had schools such as North Carolina, Georgia Tech, and Florida State inquiring about his services before committing to DePaul.
At only 165 pounds, Jeremiah is awfully weak and it shows on both ends of the floor. Offensively, the Chicago native struggles absorbing contact and finishing inside, while also serving as a bit of a liability on the defensive end. The fact that he possesses very average quickness and explosiveness does not help him in these two areas, which are easily his biggest weaknesses as a prospect. Immediate playing time is going to be available for Kelly as a freshman at DePaul though, where he will join two former high school teammates in Thinjin Moses and Mac Koshwal.