One of the biggest stock boosters last spring/summer, Madison (Wis.) East 2018 small forward Keshawn Justice gave opponents fit with his versatility and shooting ability. Holding five scholarship offers heading into the spring, Justice said three programs are currently recruiting him hardest.
Green Bay: “I really like the way they push the ball up and down. It’s the kind of playing style I think I could fit in. It’s also close to home so my family could watch me play.”
Northern Iowa: “The facilities are fantastic. They’re a pretty big basketball program. I like the coaching staff there a lot. The team seems like it’s on the right track.”
Wright State: “I love the coaching staff there. They’re very interested in me. I’ve known coach Chambliss (Sharif Chambliss) for a while. He gave me my first offer at Milwaukee. I also like the way they play. They get up and down and have a lot of freedom in the open court.”
Justice also has offers from Milwaukee and Drake. He listed Lehigh, Old Dominion, St. Joseph’s, and Virginia Tech as schools currently interested. “Lehigh has been pushing,” said Justice. “I talk to them pretty often. Also St. Joe’s, I talk to them a lot too. They really like how I can play different positions and my ability to shoot the ball. They just want to see me perform in the summer.”
Justice has also received high major attention from Virginia Tech. The 6-foot-6, 210-pound junior has spoken with head coach Buzz Williams. “I’ve talked to him a few times,” said Justice. “He saw me play a couple times last summer. He wants to see me perform at a high level again this summer and continue to improve. He really likes my game and my versatility.”
As a junior, Justice is averaging 18.1 points per game for Madison East, who will take on Muskego in Thursday’s sectionals. Justice plans to play out next summer and take his official visits in the fall.
“I think at this point I’m going to wait it out,” he said. “I really like the schools who have offered me, but I just really want the process to play out.”
Justice will play with the Playground Elite during the grassroots travel season.