While just a freshman, Jeremy Fears Jr. is already performing at a high level on a big stage. Fears Jr. is a 5’11” point guard at Joliet West High School (IL). At the recent prestigious Pontiac Holiday Tournament, Fears shined and helped his team on their way to a 3-1 record. 

At the Pontiac Holiday Tournament, Fears Jr. helped Joliet West knock off the Bloomington and Simeon to advance to the semifinals before being defeated by the eventual tournament champions Curie. Plus, they claimed third place in the tournament by defeating Benet. 

As a freshman Fears Jr. was able to have an impressive tournament averaging 8.3 points, 3.3 assists, and 2.5 rebounds per game, while shooting a highly impressive 68.8 percent from the field. When talking about how it was playing in the tournament, Fears said “I had fun at the Pontiac Tournament, different environment, different teams and a different feeling.” He also added “it felt good beating Simeon because that was a big team win and a big win for our school and now people know who we are.”

Fears Jr. is a skilled and energetic point guard with the basketball in his hands. He is at his best penetrating the defense and distributing the ball as well as getting to the basket. The true point guard has shown very good vision on the move and can really create for his teammates. He has good quickness and agility with the basketball plus shows a high basketball IQ especially with just a couple months of high school basketball experience. 

Even before Fears Jr. entered high school, he had already received a pair of scholarships offer when Ohio University and UIC offered him back over the summer. Since then Detroit Mercy has joined in and also offered him. As well, some Big 10 schools plus mid-major programs have started to show interest in the crafty point guard.