Posted On: 06/27/18 12:00 PM
Every offseason, plenty of Iowa high school prospects are unearthed at team camps and AAU tournaments. Last weekend at Grand View’s team camp, Chariton combo-forward Nathan Weaver was one of the better surprises of the day.
A 6-foot-3 rising senior, Weaver is a guy who plays with a high motor and does a little bit of everything skill-wise for his team.
Simply put: He’s the catalyst for the Chargers.
“I’m a bigger guy on my team, but we run ball-screens, I’ll run hard and I can post-it or pop-it, and I can hit a 3-ball. That’s what I like to do most out there on the court,” said Weaver.
“I like being in the paint a lot, because I almost always have a smaller guy on me. But I like to shoot the 3-ball, too.”
He added: “If I’m going to go play college ball, I think I’ll need to be a small forward. Once you get to that level the guys are just going to be that much taller.”
His junior season at Chariton was a mixed-bag. Weaver played well individually while averaging team-bests in blocks and rebounds. He was second on the team in scoring. But the team finished a somewhat disappointing 9-13.
He’s played AAU in the past, with Kingdom Hoops, but is just playing with Chariton this offseason. He’s poised for a huge season next winter.
“We lost some games by just a bucket or two, that we could have won. Next season I’ll just have to do everything; rebound, score, block shots, pass the ball, take it up the floor,” said Weaver.
“Our coach does a really good job of getting us all in the gym. We have an open gym almost every day, and he does a really good job of getting us into big team camps.”
All the activity has been helping with Weaver’s exposure. He’s been talking with Grand View, Saint. Ambrose and William Penn. Weaver’s visited St. Ambrose and William Penn, he says he’ll be visiting Grand View soon.
“I’m just hoping that I can get a pretty good offer, that’s one of the big goals I have for myself,” he said.