Last week, Baylor basketball received its first 2018 verbal commitment from Houston Madison’s Jeremiah Gambrell Jr.
Gambrell, a 6-foot, 150-pound point guard, just finished his sophomore season averaging over 20 points per game. Gambrell’s coach at Houston Madison praised his ball handling skills to the Waco Tribune-Herald:
“He can shoot the ball really well and has real good court vision and can handle the ball. We asked him to do a lot more scoring this year. Next year he’ll have the ball in his hands 90 percent of the time and I know his assists will go up.”
Since he is about to be a junior and not participating in AAU circuit this summer, he does not have a lot of film, but you can tell he is a scorer and comfortable making shots from all over the court, even NBA range. His coach made a point to mention he is a solid three-point shooter.
“To him, the 3-point line is like a layup.”
My favorite part of the article from the Waco Trib was his coach’s statements on his work ethic.
“He’s the hardest working kid I’ve ever had. I get up at 4:45 a.m. and I meet him at 6, and he makes about 600 shots every morning. He does it religiously. After our practice, his dad takes him to Fonde Recreation Center and he’ll work out to 8 or 10 at night.”
With that kind of work ethic and the help of Baylor’s coaches, Gambrell could turn out to be the next great point guard for Baylor.
Click here for the Waco Trib’s article on Gambrell.
Here are some highlights: