Romeo Weems has established himself as one of the premier wings in the 2019 class. Hit the jump for more as Weems touches on the gold medal experience with USA 16u, improvements in his game and his relationship with Michigan.
Playing at the very highest level of basketball, Romeo Weems was an integral part of the USA team that just brought home a gold medal in the FIBA Americas U16 Championship.
“It was sweet. We all had fun playing with each other and built a family over a couple of weeks,” Romeo told Endless Motor.
An athletic and lengthy 6’6 wing with the ability to create off the dribble, knockdown perimeter shots and exploit mismatches in the post, Weems had a great Spring on the 16u EYBL circuit with The Family.
“I think I played well this Spring. I improved my shooting and dribbling and we played good this year, a lot better than last year.”
While Romeo always had the physical tools in terms of size and athletic ability, he’s certainly rounded out his skillset from the perimeter this year.
“The biggest improvement from last year to this year is my shooting. I’m a lot more consistent now.”
Weems holds one of the more impressive offer sheets for the 2019 class, as Iowa, Michigan State, Missouri, Michigan, Creighton, UD, and Oakland have all extended official offers to date.
Romeo was building a nice relationship with Ohio State under Coach Thad Matta and even took an unofficial visit last fall, but Weems reports no contact with OSU since the recent coaching change.
The most recent program to extend an offer – Michigan – would love to keep the versatile wing at home.
“My relationship with Michigan and Coach Beilein is good, he’s cool,” said Romeo.
Weems is still in the very early stages of his recruitment and has no visits planned as of right now. His primary focus is continued development of his game and making the most of June with his New Haven High School squad.
“I just want to keep improving and getting better, both individually and my team in Summer League.”
Romeo is among the elite wings we’ve viewed this Spring. He has the size, skill and athletic ability to play multiple spots on the floor on both ends of the court. In addition to being highly skilled, he has a competitive drive that is nearly unmatched by any prospect in the 2019 class.