Jeremiah Francis is an elite student-athlete currently attending Pickerington Central in Pickerington, OH. Francis is a highly sought point guard for his class, currently ranked the #74 player in the class of 2019 per 247Sports. The 6’2 point guard enjoyed an excellent Spring/Summer campaign on the prestigious EYBL Circuit (15U) that included a trip to Peach Jam. Poised beyond his years, Francis is a power-guard who is tough to stop when he attacks down hill but also an excellent facilitator who can knock down pull-up jumpers out to the 3 point line. Not just an athlete, Jeremiah is an excellent student who maintains a 3.5 GPA.
I. AAU & SELF ANALYSIS
EM: Congrats on the great Spring/Summer, you turned some heads with your ability. Can you tell us how things went for All Ohio Red as a team and for you individually?
JF: I play with All Ohio Red on the EYBL Circuit. We made it to Peach Jam with a 9-1 Record in the EYBL Sessions but finished 5th at Peach Jam. We also went to Orlando and finished 2nd place. I had a great summer and the season was good !
EM: Can you describe your game for those that are not familiar?
JF: I’m like Chauncey Billups with a touch of Mark Jackson. I’m a winner, floor general, slasher, shooter, and a competitor.
EM: How often do you work on your game?
JF: I go to the gym everyday but take Sundays and Fridays off. I’m focused on becoming more athletic and improving my mid-range shot.
2019 Pickerington Central G Jeremiah Francis put on a show dropping 30+ in front of Thad Matta & co. Son of a former Buckeye is a problem!
— All Ohio Basketball (@all_ohio) June 14, 2016
'19 @PCTigersHoops PG Jeremiah Francis is like a running back hitting the hole when he has the ball in the open floor. 6'2 210 pounds
— 270 Hoops (@270Hoops) June 10, 2016
II. ACADEMICS AND OFF-COURT INTERESTS
EM: Can we talk a bit about your interests as a student, what is your favorite subject?
JF: I like history.
EM: What do you plan to major in when attending college?
JF: I’ve been thinking about communications.
EM: What are your interests off the court?
JF: Hanging out with friends and I occasionally play the piano.
Jeremiah Francis '19 has been outstanding once again in the 1st half. Poise, talks, under control, gets PC in offense, defends, IQ.
— Kurt J. Stubbs II (@Ohiohshoops) January 24, 2016
'19 All-Ohio Red PG Jeremiah Francis is an unstoppable force when he puts his head down and attacks the basket. Grown man body
— Zach Fleer (@ZachFleer270) May 23, 2015
EM: Shifting a bit to recruiting, can you tell us which schools have offered?
JF: West Virginia, TCU, and Ohio University.
EM: Which schools show interest that haven’t yet offered?
JF: Ohio State & Creighton.
EM: Any college campuses you want to get out to and visit?
JF: I want to visit TCU, UCLA, Arizona, and Michigan State.
EM: What factors are important to you and your family when making your college decision?
JF: My parents want me close, so they can watch me play,
Jeremiah Francis making his presence felt for All-Ohio. So strong as a 15u point guard, does a good job running the show.
— Corey Albertson (@Corey_Albertson) April 30, 2016
All Ohio Jeremiah Francis 2019, deceptively quick, added burst to the rim, finisher with left and right, strong with it, knocks the 3 down
— Chuck Lawson (@ChuckLawson901) April 26, 2015
IV. PERSONAL GOALS & ADVICE
EM: Any personal goals on or off the court?
JF: Win a state championship and maintain a 3.5 GPA in school.
EM: Last, if you could give the youth some advice on how to succeed either on or off the court, what would you say?
JF: Have a great attitude. On and off the court, coaches look at the small things you do and watch what you say on social media. Stay on your grind and just remember somebody is getting better somewhere else so just stay on your grind!
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