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2019 SF Da'mir Faison Gearing Up For State Title Run
by Eric Hampford, Future150 (12:46 PM CT, Tue November 21, 2017)
2019 SF Da'mir Faison will be a key piece for Hazleton Area.
2019 SF Da'mir Faison will be a key piece for Hazleton Area.
Eric Hampford
Eric Hampford:

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

Hazleton, PA (Future150) -- Heading into the high school season, Hazleton Area High School looks like one of the top contenders for a state championship run in Pennsylvania's 6A classification. Returning the core of a successful team last year, including senior college prospects Jeff Planutis & Josh Samec, junior wing Da'mir Faison could really be the prospect set to breakout this winter.

The 6'5", 185-pound small forward prospect averaged roughly 11 points, five rebounds and two assists for the Cougars last year in a supporting role, and he looks ready to take a step forward this season as one of the stars of this talented group.

Sharpening his skills over the spring and summer with Nike sponsored Team Final, the talented wing started for their 16U group. To begin the fall, he shined at our Future150 East Coast Camp, showing off an improved perimeter game, which is a great sign for his development.

A talented slasher and aggressive rebounder who loves to play above the rim, he's a consistent jumper away from becoming a lethal player.

As far as his recruitment goes, he already holds significant interest from schools such as Howard & NJIT at the division one level. 

With high school practices officially tipping off last Friday, he's focused on what could become a huge junior year for him and his teammates.

"Honestly, we're just trying to win as many championships as possible," he told Future150.

Look for his AAU experiences on the competitive EYBL circuit to help his high school season progress.

"I played a lot of great talent over the summer, including playing against ranked kids from across the country, but guarding Cam Reddish in practice was tough," he said in reference to the Duke bound wing, who played for Team Final's 17U team and is regarded as a top five prospect in the nation.

As Hazleton looks to collect hardware at the district level and beyond, look for the talented wing to really begin to see a bump in his recruitment.

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