Posted On: 04/23/18 10:33 PM
When we talked with Burley point guard Jace Whiting last weekend, he was in California getting ready to lace em up witb Exum Elite 16U in an adidas Gauntlet tourney.
It’s that exposure he’ll get this spring and summer that Whiting hopes results in a recruitment spike.
Currently Idaho’s 2nd-ranked 2020, it’s been Utah Valley State and BYU that have been showing initial interest in Whiting, whose dad, Trent Whiting, played at BYU from 1999-2001.
“Obviously the goal is to get at least one scholarship. And this summer, I’m just looking to get my name out there and my name into coaches conversations. The end goal is to get at least one scholarship,” said Jace.
“This spring and summer, I really want to get better defensively and just prove to coaches that I can guard the other team’s best guy. And also, that I can score on the offensive end, too.”
He added: “I’ve been working on getting a lot quicker and getting a little bouncier, so I can play above the rim.”
As a sophomore with one of Idaho’s best teams, Burley, Whiting averaged 14 points per game. But he also observed the older guys, and is excited to take the reins as more of a leader next winter.
“My role as a sophomore was to be a big part of our team, but also to sit back and watch the seniors and how they lead, that was good for me. Now, I can be the leader for my team next year” said Whiting.
“I’m just looking forward to being able to lead the team, that’ll be a huge responsibility next season; but it’ll be fun at the same time.”