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Posted On: 11/29/17 1:00 PM
Last season, Jace Whiting was one of the premier 2020 guys in Utah, and this season, he’s taken his talents to Burley High School in Idaho.
Whiting’s father, former BYU guard Trent Whiting, took a head coaching job at Burley, as a result, the Bobcats get one of the sharpest young point guards in the area.
A 5-foot-10 point guard, Jace spent his spring and summer honing his skill-set on the adidas Gauntlet with Utah Hard Knox 15U; and now, is ready to take the reins as the starting point guard for the Bobcats.
“I like to shoot the 3. I like to get my team involved; whether that’s dishing to them or going off the dribble and getting to the rim,” said Jace.
“I need to get stronger and develop my mid-range game, just stuff like that. I’m a smaller player, so I lack strength sometimes.”
He talked about the opportunity to be a young starting point guard for a new team.
“Playing varsity is a great opportunity, it’s been really, really fun playing with the older guys, and they’ve been helping me to advance my game,” said Jace. “And when I come in, I’m just looking to make an impact with my team, and do whatever it takes to get the win.”
When his sophomore season is finished, Jace will head right into what will be a very important 16U season; he’ll play with Exum Elite for that.
He reflected on his 15U season with Hard Knox on the adidas Circuit.
“Playing on the adidas Circuit definitely opened up my eyes, there’s a lot of good talent out there and it just helps you to know where you’re at, and where you need to be,” said Jace. “So it just gives you a desire to keep working harder.”