Posted On: 02/5/18 3:27 PM
Jay Tiemeyer- 6’1 PG/G
West Clermont High School- Class of 2018
Prep Hoops Rank: NR
2017-18 Averages: 14.8ppg, 4.9rpg, 2.1apg
West Clermont senior Jay Tiemeyer walked into an unusual situation in his first season with the Wolves. With this being the 1st year of the Wolves program, Tiemeyer talked about how the team came together in our interview. “We have players from Anderson and Batavia as well as the players from Glen Este and Amelia,” Jay stated. “We all played together over the summer, but once the fall workouts started you could see things coming together.” And when you watch WC play on the court, you can see that Tiemeyer is a big reason why the pieces came together for the 11-5 Wolves.
It’s always interesting to hear players describe their own game during interviews. And when Jay described his, he was spot on of his assessment. “I am not flashy, but I can score the basketball,” he stated. “I try to let the game come to me on offense. I can also attack the rim and am good in transition as well. I try to keep a good balance of attacking the rim and shooting jumpers.” Tiemeyer attacks the rim best when coming off screens and having a quick first step and a strong frame helps as well. He is also very comfortable hitting shots off one or two dribbles in the mid-range area as well.
When mentioning parts of the game he thinks needs most improvement, Jay mentioned the defensive end first and foremost. “I think that I could improve on the defensive end, being more aware and taking more pride on that end,” he stated. Another aspect he wanted to work on that I agree with is being stronger with the basketball. It’s that he cannot handle the ball, that is far from the case, but from what I have seen he gets a little wide with his handle sometime. Staying in a box with his dribble is something that a player of Jay’s caliber can easily correct and improve on.
“I currently have interest from Wilmington and Heidelberg, but no offers,” Tiemeyer stated when asked about next level offers and/or interest. But I cannot imagine that a high-scoring, talented guard who is efficient (45/44/72 shooting split) and has the grades (3.7 cumulative GPA between Anderson and West Clermont) will go a long time before he has an offer. Programs at the D-III will not want to miss out on Mr. Tiemeyer.