Just one season into his high school basketball career and Jahmere Tripp has his first Division I basketball scholarship offer.
Stony Brook reached out to his coaches following his successful freshman season at Brooklyn Collegiate, and offered the 6-foot-6 prospect. Tripp confirmed the offer yesterday via text.
“It’s always a blessing to get the opportunity to play for a Division I school,” he said.
St. John’s, Seton Hall, Rhode Island, Clemson, Washington, Providence, Rutgers and more, are showing interest in him as of now.
In his first season on varsity, Tripp averaged 8.4 points, 7.5 rebounds, 3.5 assist and 1.5 steals, according to Kevin Daniels of Northeast Scouting Report.
He’s a freshman to keep an eye and one that will continue to impress coaches as he’s seen more.
“[Coaches] like how I create mismatches,” he said. “By either having a guard to small to guard me or a big that’s too slow.”