Duke '12 PF - Amile Jefferson (Duke Signee)

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    Philadelphia, (PA) Friends Central School
    AAU: Team Philly

    Ht: 6'7
    Wt: 185 lbs
    AAU: Team Philly


    4-star and rated the #6 SF by Rivals. Rated the #25 player in the nation.
    5-star and rated the #4 PF by Scout. Was rated the #7 player in the nation in Scout's pre-July rankings.
    96 grade by ESPN.


    Has offers from Wake Forest, West Virginia, Virginia Tech, Villanova, Penn State, Temple and LaSalle...has been in contact with Florida State, Ohio State, Syracuse, Georgetown, Stanford and Texas, among others.
     
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    Standout players

    Amile Jefferson
    2012, PF, 6-8
    Jefferson was active on both ends of the floor by finishing around the basket and rebounding. He ran the floor extremely well for easy baskets, which led to a 10-point second quarter against Team Europe. Jefferson worked the baseline and went to his half-hook off the glass over his left shoulder for many important baskets. He played with heart and emotion and was the key player in USA 2012's comeback win. Jefferson finished with 20 points and eight rebounds versus USA 2011.

    Recruiting wise, Jefferson likes Villanova, Pittsburgh, Georgetown, Syracuse, Miami, North Carolina and Duke.

    USA 2012's team defeats USA 2011 thanks to Amile Jefferson's and Shabazz Muhammad's play on Day 2 of adidas Nations Global Challenge - ESPN
     
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    AMILE JEFFERSON SHONES ON COURT; TALKS RECRUITING
    June 10, 2011 by NBE Blogger
    by Alex Schwartz

    PHILADELPHIA On paper, the top player who participated in last night's Rasual Butler All-City Classic was class of 2012 star Amile Jefferson. The 6-foot-7 combo forward from Friends Central (PA) did not disappoint, as his 19 points tied for the high in the event's three games.

    He also picked up co-MVP honors for his performance in a 26-point victory in the Junior Game. Prior to his dominant showing, Jefferson spoke with NBE Basketball Report about the status of his recruitment.

    Jefferson listed Villanova, Temple, Ohio State, North Carolina State, Stanford, Wake Forest, Syracuse, West Virginia and Miami. He said that he has offers from all of those schools and added that there are other schools involved as well that he just could not recall.

    Not really, only because, you know, I haven't really taken any visits, Jefferson said of whether he has any favorites yet. I have talked to some of those schools, hope to get some [visits done].

    Jefferson did note of Villanova that he has been up there multiple, but that none of them were actual unofficial visits. The long, skilled rising senior already has an idea of some of the schools in particular he would like to take visits to when he does start to take trips.

    Soon I'm hoping to get a visit down to NC State, hope to get a visit to Maryland, Jefferson said. I talked to a coach at Ohio State [and I am] hoping to get a visit there [and] however many schools I can.

    AMILE JEFFERSON SHINES ON COURT; TALKS RECRUITING | NBE Basketball Report
     
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    Villanova Working Hard on Amile Jefferson

    By Adam Zagoria on June 28, 2011

    Like most big men, Amile Jefferson wants to become a wing.

    At 6-foot-8, 197 pounds, Jefferson is the No. 12 power forward in the Class of 2012 according to Rivals.

    But he's currently at the Kevin Durant Nike Skills Academy in Chicago in order to learn how to come off screens, slicing, getting to that basket, creating a shot off less dribbles, instead of taking five dribbles, taking one.

    After finishing up at Philly Friends Central, he hopes to play the wing in college.

    Among the schools on his list right now are Villanova, N.C. State, Temple, Ohio State, UConn, Maryland and Miami.

    Right now I'm really wide open, he said Tuesday by phone.

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    Villanova Working Hard on Amile Jefferson | ZagsBlog.com
     
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    Amile Jefferson wants to make the right basketball recruiting decision
    The Friends' Central senior has improved areas of his game and big-time colleges are taking notice at big-time events. Don't expect a quick trigger on his commitment, though.
    By: Joseph Santoliquito | MaxPreps.com

    Out of nowhere, two huge hands snare the ball from midair, and within one motion those hands release it again back through the basket ever so gently. Back on defense, those same hands appear again, swatting a shot that seems destined for twine against a tile wall about 10 feet away.

    What is so fascinating about both plays ? on either side of the court ? is that they came from the same player within a 30-second span and were so basic.

    Anyone who's ever watched Amile Jefferson is used to seeing it. There's nothing garish about the 6-foot-8 rising senior's game. He scores no sexy points with tomahawk dunks or gaudy displays on defense. He's singularly efficient and likes it that way.

    The Gatorade Pennsylvania Boys Basketball Player of the Year for 2010-11, Jefferson returns as the best player in the Philadelphia region this season, entering his senior year at Friends' Central (Wynnewoode, Pa.) a little thicker at around 200 pounds after averaging 19.5 points and 11 rebounds a game last season for the Phoenix. He's bright, plays smart and strong, and above everything else, Jefferson plays solely to win whether he's dumping in 26 points or grabbing 15 rebounds without scoring a point at all.

    His play has attracted the attention of Villanova, Temple, Maryland, North Carolina State, Connecticut, Ohio State and Harvard. What's made Jefferson that much more attractive to college scouts is the versatility he's added to his game. The No. 14 player in the recently released MaxPreps Class of 2012 rankings is no longer a back-to-the-basket player who relies on his teammates to feed him.

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    Amile Jefferson wants to make the right basketball recruiting decision - MaxPreps News
     
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    This would be a good get if we can snag this guy, and add Tony Parker with him.
     
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    I'm aware of the schollie situation CraftO. We only have Buford coming off the books for sure but we are allowed a 14th previsionary scholarship in which would allow us to sign 2 players for the '12 class. We just used the previsionary schollie earlier this year when we signed Amir Williams. At that time, Kecman still had a year of eligibility left and hadn't announced that he wasn't coming back.

    If you sign the 14th and nobody leaves (Matta would avoid this anyways) you have to red-shirt or release a player. If you red-shirt the player, it is then called re-classifying them.

    For instance, if Matta signed two players and everybody came back and we were over-signed, he would have to red-shirt one of the freshmen or take another scholarship player, let's say Lenzelle, and red-shirt (re-classify) him. In doing this, Lenzelle couldn't enroll in classes for the winter Qtr and then rejoin the team the following season in '13 as a 4th year junior.

    Like I said, not likely to happen, but we can sign more than one player without knowing if Sully, Thomas, Williams, etc will leave for the NBA or if a player transfers out due to lack of PT or grades, etc....

    Make sense? That's the vest that I can explain it.
     
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    Is local recruit Jefferson next Hakim Warrick?
    Tuesday, July 19, 2011
    By Ryan Feldman
    CSNPhilly.com Contributor

    Amile Jefferson's body type and skills are similar to Hakim Warrick, who won a national championship at Syracuse before going to the NBA. (AP)
    KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. Amile Jefferson could be the next Hakim Warrick.

    The similarities are striking. Both players are from Philly. Warrick went to high school at Friends Central, which is where Jefferson will be a senior this season. Both are long, athletic power forwards with a solid face-up game. Warrick won a national championship in college, which is one of Jefferson's top goals. Warrick now plays in the NBA, which is where Jefferson wants to be in the next few years. And Warrick and Jefferson played together Sunday night in the Delco Pro-Am League on the Friends Central Alumni team.

    This was my first time actually playing with him in a game, so it was really fun, said Jefferson, who admitted he's heard the Warrick comparisons before. To learn with a guy like that with so much talent, just to be around him and play with him, that's great.

    Jefferson, a 6-foot-9 senior forward, is ranked 26th overall in the class of 2012 by ESPN.com. He?s considering too many high major programs at this point to even count.

    Right now I'm pretty much wide open, Jefferson said, but the schools that have been recruiting me hard as of late are Villanova, NC State, Temple, Ohio State, Maryland, Stanford, Miami and Alabama.

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    Is local recruit Jefferson next Hakim Warrick?
     
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    AMILE JEFFERSON STILL OPEN IN THE RECRUITING PROCESS AS JULY CLOSES

    By Matt Whitfield


    Contrary to what was reported recently Amile Jefferson stated to NBE yesterday at the DC Assault-Big Shots event that he has not narrowed his list down to eight schools and as he is taking the recruiting process very seriously.

    “Ah no, not really,” responded Jefferson when asked if he’d narrowed his list down to eight schools. “I’m still pretty wide open with the recruiting process. We’re hoping to get some visits in and try and narrow this list down.”

    Jefferson did mention that he’s looking to take some visits to some East Coast schools in the coming months.

    “We’re hoping to get a visit to NC State and while we’re down there maybe visit Wake Forest. Get up to Maryland. Hopefully get up to Pitt. And right now that’s pretty much it. Maybe get a visit in to Ohio State as well,” said Jefferson.

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    AMILE JEFFERSON STILL OPEN IN THE RECRUITING PROCESS AS JULY CLOSES | NBE Basketball Report
     
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    Jefferson dominates - again

    Amile Jefferson has shown, once again, why he's regarded as one of the nation's premier basketball prospects.

    The Friends' Central senior had 25 points and 10 rebounds to lead USA 2012 Blue to Monday's 114-107 victory over USA 2013 Red in the final of the Adidas Nations tournament in Los Angeles.

    The 6-8 combo forward was named the game's MVP.

    Jefferson averaged 19.4 points and seven rebounds in five games at the tourney.

    In June, he won the scoring title (20.8 points per game) at the National Basketball Players Association Top 100 camp at Virginia. The West Philly resident also received the camp's scholar-athlete award.

    Jefferson is the nation's third-ranked prospect in the Class of 2012, according to the Bob Gibbons All-Star Scouting Service.

    He has scholarship offers from Villanova, Temple, La Salle, Syracuse, Penn State, Stanford, North Carolina State, Ohio State, West Virginiam and Wake Forest, among others.

    Recruiting Central: Gripper set to take prep school route | Philadelphia Inquirer | 08/10/2011
     
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    Jefferson: "It Was A Great Experience"...............
     
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    S.E. Pa. Hoops: Friends' Central star Amile Jefferson visits N.C. State

    Friends' Central basketball star Amile Jefferson is just back from an unofficial visit to North Carolina State.

    Next week, while in Southern California for the Boost Mobile Elite 24 Hoops Classic, he's scheduled to visit UCLA.

    Also in the hunt for the 6-foot-8, 190-pound Jefferson are Ohio State, Kentucky, Alabama, Stanford, Villanova, and Temple.

    Academy of the New Church's Savon Goodman, a Villanova commit, is also scheduled to play in the sixth annual Boost Mobile Elite 24, slated for Aug. 26-27 in Venice Beach, Calif.

    S.E. Pa. Hoops: Friends' Central star Amile Jefferson visits N.C. State | The O'Zone | 08/19/2011
     
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    Jefferson guilty of missing calls

    ESPN.com__________

    The NCAA is going to amend recruiting rules sometime this year. There's a growing sentiment that it might repeal the rules against texting prospects. Many feel that's a good idea. Amile Jefferson (Wynnewood, Pa./Friends Central) is not one of those people.

    "I think it would be worse if they could text," Jefferson said. The slashing forward who led the NBPA Top 100 Camp in scoring, already feels pressure to return missed calls and he has a manageable list.

    "I've been good but sometimes I'm busy and miss calls. I'm in the gym and miss them." Jefferson feels bad but also feels pressure to manage his time; sometimes he isn't able to call coaches back.

    Jefferson begins school on Sept. 12, so he can kick off the visitation process after the 12th. Ohio State is on the docket for the weekend of Sept. 24. He will set up a trip to Connecticut. Villanova, Maryland, Temple and Stanford are in the mix along with NC State. Jefferson visited the Wolfpack in August.

    Recruiting updates from Boost Mobile Elite 24 - ESPN
     
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    Jefferson Weighing Options....................
     

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