The University of Michigan has begun dipping their toes into the 2019 recruiting waters. Romeo Weems, a 2019 forward, could be considered the Pacific Ocean of recruiting. Last Thursday Weems was invited by Wolverines head coach John Beilien to take an unofficial visit to Michigan’s campus in Ann Arbor.
Weems is a 6’6” forward attending New Haven High School in New Haven, Michigan. As a freshman Weems burst on to the scene, averaging 16.1 points, 11 rebounds, five assists and four steals per game. If averaging a double-double as a ninth grader is not impressive enough, Weems also had four triple-doubles last season.
Weems currently holds only two offers, but should have no trouble gaining interest moving forward. According to 247Sports, Weems is the top player in the state of Michigan in his class and the 19th best player in the country. Fans probably shouldn’t expect the Wolverines to offer Weems anytime soon, however. Beilein’s track record shows a long and extensive recruiting process before recruits receive an offer.
The two biggest assets of Weems game are his versatility and his developed basketball IQ. Able to play all over the court, including on the wing and in the post, Weems can do just about anything. He is an aggressive rebounder and is dangerous with the ball in his hand. His ability to step out and shoot the three while also being a strong inside player makes him extremely difficult to guard.
Weems received his first two Division 1 offers from the University of Detroit Mercy and Oakland University earlier this month. Going into his sophomore season Weems will continue to develop as a player as he progresses through the recruiting process.