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A Star is Looming at Plymouth Whitemarsh


(Photo Left) Naheem McLeod, Plymouth Whitemarsh's 7 foot center.  Photo by Sarah J. Glover.

 

The biggest up-and-coming star in the area this season is arguably Plymouth Whitemarsh’s 7-foot-2-inch center Naheem McLeod. He has helped the Colonials to a 9-0 start in the 2017-2018 season, including wins over Bonner-Prendergast and Archbishop Wood. He is scoring 9 points and grabbing 10 rebounds and blocking three shots per game. Just a junior, most scouting services have the budding star as a top-50 player, nationally, in his class. But, obviously, everyone is looking at the upside.

 

He has gone from a project to a productive player with so much upside that people envision him playing for big money in the NBA one day. “People have to appreciate two things,” said Coach Jim Donofrio. “The first is that patience is required with a 7-2 center, and the second is that Naheem has to be credited with diligently and positively bringing a 6- to 7-day-a-week work ethic to this, which is the primary reason for his success.” Said McLeod: “I am having fun and trying to get better. I am not thinking too far ahead. Just want to improve and help my team win. I am not thinking about the future too much. I have so much to learn. But it’s been fun.”

 

 

A Star is Looming at Plymouth Whitemarsh
Jeremy Treatman - Contributor

Jeremy Treatman is the founder and co-director of the Scholastic Play-by-Play Classics and Sports Broadcasting Camps. Over 50 NBA players, including Lebron James, Kevin Durant, and Rajon Rondo played in his events when they were in high school. Jeremy wrote high school sports for the INQUIRER for 10 years, and was the first TV reporter for the HIgh School Sports Show on Channel 29 from 1994-2001. He currently is Comcast's announcer for all high school games.

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