San Diego State basketball officially has its first recruit for the 2015 season: shooting guard Jeremy Hemsley. Hemsley, 6'4" and 190 pounds, comes from Damien High School in La Verne, California.
Hemsley announced his commitment to SDSU today via Twitter at 3 p.m. PT. According to ESPN, Hemsley received 10 scholarship offers, including ones from Connecticut, Gonzaga, New Mexico and UNLV. He ultimately selected SDSU over his other top three choices: Washington, Colorado and Arizona State.
Hemsley averaged 22 points, 5.1 assists, 5.3 rebounds, 2 steals and 1 block per game this season at Damien High School.
Hemsley's decision seems to continue an undeniable trend: more and more top players want to be a part of the SDSU program.
His ESPN Scouting Report says the following:
Hemsley plays as if he was shot out of a cannon. He plays with great energy at both ends and he has the ability and savvy to affect the game in multiple of ways. He is a tremendous slasher in the open court and he has a knack of getting to the rim. He can knock down the 3-point shot and he has a solid burst off the dribble. Defensively, his lateral quickness, active hands, and desire should make him a lock-down defender.
Hemsley is a true-scorer, but he needs to become a much-better jump shooter to keep his driving game available. Like most shooters, his shot is streaky and it appears to have a flat trajectory on its flight. By getting his legs into his shot, the arc will improve as should the consistency. In addition, getting others involved both in transition and in the half court set will enhance his all-around game.
Hemsley would be probably categorized a sleeper in the incredibly deep class of 2015. Due to his approach and knack to score, he'll eventually evolve into a Division I shooting guard."
Here are some highlights from his game this season at St. Augustine.