Combo Guard Jeremy Hemsley Shocks Many with Commitment to San Diego State Aztecs

USA TODAY Sports- Robert Hanashiro

USA TODAY Sports- Robert Hanashiro

Verne High School (Damien, CA) four star guard Jeremy Hemsley announced his commitment to San Diego State on Thursday, and that left rival finalists Arizona State and Colorado out in the cold.

Hemsley’s decision may have shocked some, but it was the Aztecs coaching staff that made the difference in the end.

“I think it’s a great fit for him,” Verne head coach Matt Dunn said to Rivals.com. “It’s in a location where family and friends can watch him play and he feels he fits strongly with their type of player and how they would utilize him. Academically and athletically, I think he couldn’t have found a better fit. SDSU is the best spot for him. He can come in and compete and play right away if he has a good senior year and continues to get better. The thing I’ve noticed about San Diego State is that their players get better. They do a great job making their players get better and giving them a good opportunity to move on professionally after college.”

Hemsley’s commitment gives the Aztecs a weapon that they can use at either guard position, and the 6-foot-3, 170-pound player’s role should continue to develop as his college career goes on. His head coach thinks that he can guard one-through-three on the defensive end, and that the Aztecs would do well not to pigeonhole Hemsley to a certain position.

He is a guard who has the knack for hitting game winning shots, and so that should be a fun subplot to keep in mind when evaluating the young player’s decision making. The Aztecs seem to have found some more gold.

Dave Daniels is a Senior Writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on twitter: @AllDave_AllDay, like him on Facebook here or add him to your network on Google.


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  • tim lipshitz the thurd

    “…Shocks many…” I dont think so. Best coaching staff, best fans, insanely good 2014 incoming recruits, arguably the 2nd best team on the west coast (behind zona), all wrapped up in the finest city of America.