The task of keeping track of 2018 6’5”, 195-pound standout guard of Oldsmar Christian (Oldsmar (Fla.) Elijah Weaver, has been a difficult one. The demand to see Weaver has drastically increased. He’s developing at a fast rate and learning to use his gifted skills to his advantage. He’s ranked in the ESPN 60 at #35 for the class of 2018, but as he continues to develop we will see his rankings change. Team Breakdown’s lefty lead guard has good vision, plays with confidence and lets it be known that he is just special. We finally caught up with the busiest players on the travel circuit.
Elijah Weaver has offers from UCF, Miami, USC, Villinova, Nebraska, FIU, FSU, Louisville, Miami, Florida and USF.
Q. As your recruitment picks up and you are becoming an household name, how do you handle it?
A. I just wanna remain humble and always be open to learning new things about the game. I also don’t want to get a big head and become content with where I’m at, I always wanna be known as a hard worker and someone who wants to get better.
Q. Elaborate on the road you had getting to this point?
A. My road getting here took a lot of hard work and determination for sure. I think what helped me most was my parents pushing me to get better every day my dad always tells me “what you do today , makes you better tomorrow etc” so just hearing that alone helps me a lot. But like I said my road here wasn’t easy and it took a lot of hard work.
Q. Who are your mentors? What are your goals?
A. My mentors are my coaches and my parents. My goals are to win a state championship at Oldsmar and one day be in the league (NBA).
Q. What can we expect from you next season? What are you improving on?
A. Next season you can expect a different kind of ball player, every night the opposing team will get my best and I don’t look to take any plays off. I’m improving on my mid range game becoming a better mid range scorer.