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Player Watch: Brennan Weller

Brennan Weller emerged this past weekend at the Omaha Showcase as a player college coaches need to watch.

Weller, a 6’5 wing, played some of the best basketball we’ve seen out of him…ever. Weller is a standout from Edwardsville HS (IL) where he averaged nearly 20ppg and second on his team in rebounding. We’ve seen him have big games… we’ve seen him compete and perform well… and this weekend we saw him do it against elite competion.

Weller’s games this past weekend at the Omaha Showcase were against: Jimmer Elite, Team YOBO, Team Knight Elite, and OSA Crusaders Adidas. Four teams that have multiple division one players on it, and Weller didn’t back down… in fact he played the most inspirational basketball of his career.

Weller averaged around 10 points per game on the weekend, which might not jump out at you and say he played well given it was 10 points less than his HS averaged. Well, this is AAU basketball where games go quick and rosters are loaded with talent. In fact, Weller is probably the 3rd option on his SW Illinois Jets team. It wasn’t the points that lead us to this article… it was his all around game.

Weller fit in on the floor where he was surrounded with division 1 and division 2 talent. In a game against Jimmer Elite, Weller attacked Fousseyni Traroe in the post on several occasions…scoring on a layup and drawing a foul. Traroe is a 6-10 towering and physically imposing defender with High Major offers and interest, and Weller didn’t back down. It wasn’t only Weller’s determination to score against Traroe but the style he was able to do it. Weller carved his way through traffic with dribble combinations and euro-stepping toward the rim. These are moves he’s demonstrated in the past, but this weekend he put them both together with style and high degree of difficulty finishing at the rim.

Weller was impacting the game all over the floor. He’s long and has a little spring in his step. He’s tough to stop going to his dominant left-hand, and he can score at all 3 levels. His jumper has always been solid and he’s increased his skill-set on the perimeter with his triple-threat moves.

Weller is a player that college coaches need to keep tabs on as he heads into his senior season at Edwardsville HS.

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