Newly minted NC State coach Kevin Keatts has hit the ground running and is already putting out offers. His very first one has gone to 4 star PG (2018) Elijah Weaver.
6'4 2018 Elijah Weaver of Oldsmar Christian (FL) has now been offered by NC State pic.twitter.com/6ZS97yQwhj
— Phenom Hoop Report (@Phenom_Hoops) March 21, 2017
Weaver was actually on Gottfried’s radar, but it didn’t seem as if he was a true priority. Keatts is making it known right out of the gate that Weaver is a kid he wants bad.
The 6’4 PG hails from Oldsmar, Fl and the early indication is that he’d be headed to either Villanova or Louisville, however with Keatts now in the mix we’ll have to wait and see.
If Weaver is any indication, Keatts is looking for a more pure PG. Gottfried made his living with score-first PGs who dominated the basketball. While this was a trend a few years back, we’ve always made a point to question that style of play. Looking at championship teams, you rarely see one that has a volume scoring PG that dominates possession time.
Elijah Weaver is very shifty for 6’4 and has great anticipation and vision. While he’s still a pretty good scorer, his ability to control tempo and really understand the position is what sets him apart.