Another Junior College Guard On WVU’s Radar

Taj Sherman

Another Junior College Guard On WVU’s Radar


A couple days ago we profiled Sean McNeil, a 6-foot-4 shooting guard at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio, who recently visited WVU.

Another junior college player on West Virginia’s radar is Tajzmel Sherman, a 6-foot-3, 168-pound combo guard from Collin College in Plano, Texas.

A native of Fort Bend, Texas, Sherman is averaging 27.5 points per game this season for the Cougars, who are 21-5 heading into their final four regular season games.

Tajzmel Sherman

With shooting a priority for future editions of the WVU basketball team, Sherman has some numbers that could fill that need. He has made 215-of-437 field goal attempts this season (49.2 percent) along with 86-of-219 three-point tries (39.3 percent) and 172-of-195 foul shots (88.2 percent). He also averages 5.2 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 1.6 steals per game.

Sherman grew up near Houston, and as a senior in 2017, he helped Thurgood Marshall High School reach the Texas Class 5A state championship game. Despite that success, most of the attention on that Buffalo basketball team went to Division I recruits John Walker (Texas A&M) and Jabari Rice (New Mexico State). Sherman was overshadowed when college coaches came to scout his team.

Thus he landed at Collin, but immediately found a role. He averaged 15.0 points per game as a freshman, and now he’s third in the country in the junior college ranks in scoring with his average of 27.5 points per game. He trails only Sean McNeil of Sinclair C.C. (30.4 ppg) and Alonzo Verge of Moberly Area (Mo.) C.C. (30.1 ppg)

“He can create his own shot,” Collins coach Jim Sigona told the Houston Chronicle. “He can go get his shot, and he can go make a play. He’s good coming off a screen, and he’s 6-foot-3, can jump and can shoot over people. You just can’t teach his ability to score the basketball. It’s good.”

The scholarship offers for Sherman have been picking up a lot of speed as of late. He entered his sophomore season at Collin with offers from Texas State, Buffalo, UTEP, FIU, East Carolina, SMU and Cincinnati. But in February, the attention increased greatly, as Utah, Oklahoma State, Iowa State, Purdue and West Virginia have all extended offers.

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  • #82961

    Another Junior College Guard On WVU’s Radar A couple days ago we profiled Sean McNeil, a 6-foot-4 shooting guard at Sinclair Community College in Dayt
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    This has been my #1 get for a few weeks now.  Just this week he’s moved from #13 to #10 in this JUCO ranking

    https://www.jucorecruiting.com/2019-juco-basketball-top-100-rankings

    OK, OKSt and PSU weren’t on his offer list a week or so ago.  He’s getting lots of attention now.

     

    #82975

    Sherman, Taylor, McNeil, KMart would make a great 4 to add to OT and McBride.

    Doubt that we would get Taylor.  Most likely only Sherman or McNeil.  But anywhere from 4 to 6 coming in on this new class.

    #82992

    Blue Gold News: can you clear up the scholia situation. Right now we have 2 coming in and three leaving: Ahmad, Harris and Sags. We know more will be encouraged to leave; but what is the realistic number of players we can expect to bring in next year .

    #82997

    Kevin can chime in later and give his opinion, but I’ll give me. First of all, everything is speculation right now. I doubt that right now even Huggs is 100 percent certain on what players from his current roster will come back. You said Konate is definitely leaving. I don’t think that’s 100 percent. I think the odd are he will play professionally somewhere next year, but I do think there is a chance, albeit a slim one, that he returns next year. After the additions of Tshiebwe and Miles, I put the over/under on additional new players at four. I wouldn’t be surprised if its three more and it could be five, but my thought is it will be three – a point guard, a shooting guard and two forwards. I’ve been wrong before, but that’s what I would expect.

    #82998

    Outside of this 7 second clip of him hitting a 3, I haven’t seen anything other than 2 year old video. Anyone have anything recent?

    #83018

    Kevin can chime in later and give his opinion, but I’ll give me. First of all, everything is speculation right now. I doubt that right now even Huggs is 100 percent certain on what players from his current roster will come back. You said Konate is definitely leaving. I don’t think that’s 100 percent. I think the odd are he will play professionally somewhere next year, but I do think there is a chance, albeit a slim one, that he returns next year. After the additions of Tshiebwe and Miles, I put the over/under on additional new players at four. I wouldn’t be surprised if its three more and it could be five, but my thought is it will be three – a point guard, a shooting guard and two forwards. I’ve been wrong before, but that’s what I would expect.

    So, a point guard, a shooting guard and two forwards in addition to OT and McBride.

    1PG — JC or Grad Trans.  Need immediate help?

    2SG’s –McBride already signed….. McNeil or Sherman or Nadolny

    2Wing/F’s — KMart should be a done deal……  Taylor?

    1C — OT

    What this team needs is shooters more than height.  Culver, Gordon, West, Haley, Matthews give us decent height IF they all stay.  2 wings/F’s  add more.  We just lack shooters in the PG/SG/Wing slot.

    That’s 6.  3 already on their way out.  (includes Sags).  Other 3??????  I’m thinking these are the guys that definitely STAY….  Culver, Matthews, Doomes, McCabe, Beetle. If we bring in 6, that leaves two more for current players.

    This will get interesting.

     

    #83021

    Listened to MetroNews podcast.  Consensus that all 3 G’s, McNeil, Sherman, Nadolny can play D and all 3 can straight line drive.  That’s something new for Huggs.  Thought they said Nadolny has 3 years left.

    They think we get 2 of 3.

    Add KMart (is this already a done deal?) and Taylor (they think we may be the leader here) and that’s 4 to add to OT and McBride.

    Who stays?????

    PG – Beetle & McCabe & McBride  (two sub ‘6, one 6’1″)  SR, SO, FR good spread

    SG –  Doomes & 2 of …. McNeil or Sherman or Nadolny  ( 6’3″ – 6’4″, 6’4″, 6’4″)  Finally some size at 2G.

    SF – Matthews & Haley & Taylor (all 6’7″) SR, JR, SO

    PF – Culver & KMart  (6’10”,6’6)  May be a little stretch for Culver at 4, but he’s athletic enough to make it happen .. SF’s can step up here.

    C –  Gordon & OT (6’9″,6’8″)

    IMO …… OUT>>>>> Esa and Harris already gone.  Sags let’s not kid ourselves, he’s not coming back.  Harler graduates, West and Knapper move on.  Harler and West are prolly no brainers.  West has 4 years and could graduate???  Knapper is the surprise.  But he’s not a PG and we have 3 already.  Beetle will be the starter till McCabe or McBride are good to take over.  And we will bring in 2 big 2G shooters to go along with Doomes.  In his 2nd year he still is lost on the floor.  You would have hoped he would have been able to contribute a lot more than he did and show development this year.

    #83023

    Who is Taylor?

    #83064

    #13 JC
    Atticus Taylor
    6’7
    Southwest Mississippi JC
    G/F

     

    #83177

    Listened to MetroNews podcast. Consensus that all 3 G’s, McNeil, Sherman, Nadolny can play D and all 3 can straight line drive. That’s something new for Huggs. Thought they said Nadolny has 3 years left. They think we get 2 of 3. Add KMart (is this already a done deal?) and Taylor (they think we may be the leader here) and that’s 4 to add to OT and McBride. Who stays????? PG – Beetle & McCabe & McBride (two sub ‘6, one 6’1″) SR, SO, FR good spread SG – Doomes & 2 of …. McNeil or Sherman or Nadolny ( 6’3″ – 6’4″, 6’4″, 6’4″) Finally some size at 2G. SF – Matthews & Haley & Taylor (all 6’7″) SR, JR, SO PF – Culver & KMart (6’10”,6’6) May be a little stretch for Culver at 4, but he’s athletic enough to make it happen .. SF’s can step up here. C – Gordon & OT (6’9″,6’8″) IMO …… OUT>>>>> Esa and Harris already gone. Sags let’s not kid ourselves, he’s not coming back. Harler graduates, West and Knapper move on. Harler and West are prolly no brainers. West has 4 years and could graduate??? Knapper is the surprise. But he’s not a PG and we have 3 already. Beetle will be the starter till McCabe or McBride are good to take over. And we will bring in 2 big 2G shooters to go along with Doomes. In his 2nd year he still is lost on the floor. You would have hoped he would have been able to contribute a lot more than he did and show development this year.

    Welp…… Take Doomes off the stay list????  15 seconds.  1 Air Ball pass into the 4th row and he’s on the bench.  Head down.  Not even considered as a sub for the rest of the game.

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