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2018 G Will Melson Making the Most of His Homecoming
by Eric Hampford, Future150 (2:29 PM CT, Wed January 10, 2018)
2018 G Will Melson is having a big senior season.
2018 G Will Melson is having a big senior season.
Eric Hampford
Eric Hampford:

Future150 GM / Senior National Analyst. Covering high and middle school basketball.

Allentown, PA (Future150) -- After a strong 2017 AAU campaign with Team Final Red (PA), followed by a big weekend at our Future150 East Coast Camp in September, 2018 guard Will Melson was primed for a big senior season. We had the following to say about him after his big weekend in the fall:

"The 6-foot guard is a skilled and entertaining combo guard prospect. While he certainly can run the offense, he also can get hot as a scorer as well. Not only can he knock down shots from deep, but he's also able to use his ball skills to work for offense off-the-dribble as well, and is skilled when finishing around the rim."

Starting the school year at Bethlehem Catholic (PA), the tug of returning home to his original high school, Allentown Dieruff (PA), proved to much to ignore, and he officially made the move in October. 

"Everybody forgets that I originally attended Dieruff. It was a hard, very hard decision to leave BeCaHi. Those are my guys over there, and we accomplished a lot last year together. But the opportunity to finish out my high school career with the guys I started with and bring what I learned at Bethlehem Catholic to Dieruff and hopefully accomplish some similar things was an opportunity I relished at the end of the day," he told Future150.

While the Huskies have started slow at 4-5 on the season, the talented guard is showing off his game with averages of 13.8 points, 6.7 assists and 2.9 steals per game. Currently, he has the attention of division two schools California University of Pennsylvania, Clarion & Nyack College. 

Playing in the always-competitive Eastern Pennysylvania Conference, he knows he can never take a night off. 

"I want to win a District 11 6A title and get Dieruff back to states for the first time in over 10 years. If my team plays well, I know all the individual stuff will come along with it," he went on to say. 

Not only is he a talented prospect, but he's a team oriented player with his eyes on his goals. When the time comes to walk across the stage for graduation at Dieruff in June, his plan is to have a full basketball scholarship in hand. How would that be for a homecoming?


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