Following Jon Severe's Dayton & Cincinnati offers, Maryland will watch the 2012 Long Island Lightning (NY) SG workout on Wednesday.
**Rivals says he is 2013 while Therecruitscoop says 2012. I am thinking this was a typo.
I am still gathering info on this kid. It appears he had an injury that forced him to miss significant time which is why he is undervalued.
Coming off an injury, the progress of Jon Severe was supposed to be slow. After tying a school-record with eight made 3-pointers, some college coaches are beginning to consider him as the best player on his loaded team.
A 2013 6-foot-3 combo guard from Christ the King in New York, Severe has emerged as arguably the best player on a team featuring UConn signee Omar Calhoun, top-100 point guard Isaiah Lewis and talented role player Jordan Fuchs, among others. One D1 assistant coach believes he may be the best player on the team – not potentially – but right now.
Severe has an excellent shot and can shoot from range. He can dribble well, but needs to improve on that if he wants to have the ball in his hands more often. Severe has the ability to drive to the basket and finish in traffic. He is also a strong defender, who continues to get better in all aspects of his game. The New York native has developed his game into a much more compete ball player, as opposed to just a shooter.
After being hurt over the summer, along with the season before that, Severe has had an unlucky history with injuries. At the same time, he is finally having his breakout year during his junior season. Because of this, the Christ the King star is now hearing from plenty of schools. He has offers from, “Houston, Xavier and Drexel,” with interest from, “Providence, Texas, Rutgers and Florida.” There are a number of other schools who are exploring the option of getting involved as his stock seems to rise every game.
Rivals has him as a 3 star with offers from Cincy, Xavier, Seton Hall, etc.
Clip from a NYC article:
That’s exactly what happened on Sunday night as Lewis was able to find Jon Severe (27 points) and Calhoun (22 points) open all night long en route to a 79-67 Christ the King (7-3, 3-0) victory over Xaverian (8-2, 2-1) in Queens in our ESPN New York Game of the Week.
Looks like Turge is after another shooter. Good news is that he has qualified.
What do you guys think? What really catches my attention is that he is overshadowing Omar Calhoun, which is no small task. I love big city guards and it appears that this kid can flat out score. He has good size at 6'3 as well. The injury thing kind of worries me, but at the same time it offers an opportunity for MD. We can get good value on Jon. Without the injuries we could be looking at a 4 star guard.