We caught up with 2020 point guard Jahari Long in Charlottesville, VA for the NBPA Top 100 Camp. Long have us a brief about his mental adjustment throughout the week, recruitmentand more at Texasboysbasketball.com
If you play basketball long enough, slow starts will occur. Jahari didn’t jump out the gates fast but he improved each day and showcased his overall skillset.
“I just got more comfortable with the environment and the play style. Once I got a good feel for the camp, I knew what I had to do to be productive. I just had to be more aggressive.”
Long talks about what he was able to showcase at the University of Virginia.
“I feel like I’ve been able to show that I can make plays in pick and roll, make passes and when I get inside be able to finish.”
Long holds offers from College of Charleston, South Florida, LA Tech, Rice, VCU, Wichita State, Minnesota, Seton Hall, TCU, Lafayette & has had many others contact him according to Jahari.
“I love Seton Hall, it’s a great place. It’s a faster pace so it’s different from what I’m used to but the staff is great, I had a fun time and they are one of the schools that have been heavily pursuing me.”
I visited Minnesota in September. It was cold! I had a nose bleed coming out the plane but it was still good. I like that environment and it’s a place I can see myself getting better if I were to be there.
Lafayette has been on me for a while. I plan on taking a visit there in the summer or fall. I like the staff over there. They think I can come in and play right away.
“TCU has been pursuing me hard as of late. I was on campus for their Elite Camp in the fall. They want me to come on a visit again.”
Side note* Mother & Jahari had a chance to talk to Head Coach Jamie Dixon on the phone this past weekend.
“I’ll condense my list after AAU season,” Long said. “After July I’ll have it down to a top 8 probably.”
Long talks about one of the primary factors in his recruitment.
“I want to go somewhere that I can play right away. I believe I can help a program win with my playstyle.”