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Posted On: 06/1/18 10:03 AM
Bishop O’Connell was one of the more underrated teams in the WCAC last year and they were provided great leadership from Pittsburg signee, Xavier Johnson and Mount St. Mary’s signee, Matt Becht. Now with the graduation of those guys, rising senior Charlie Weber, will step into that leadership role for the WCAC powerhouse. Weber is a 6’8 big man that can shoot, drive and can dunk the ball with authority mainly because of his athleticism. Last night we were able to catch up with him after his O’Connell team picked up their first victory of the summer league season and he spoke about this new leadership role he has been assigned.
“The coaches told me that I had to be a senior leader and that is what I am trying to be, I want to be like Matt and X and always pushing guys on our team.”
Bishop O’Connell had a fair amount of new guys on the court last night and Weber spoke about how summer league will help the new guys out.
“During summer league we are going to just really try to get better and work on our chemistry. We have some rising freshmen and new teammates so we all need to work together.”
Right now Weber has eight offers and we expect that list to grow throughout the summer, “The summer has been good for AAU, I have picked up a couple offers, I have a total of eight right now, mostly from mid majors so it has been going pretty good. I am excited for July to go to Vegas and play in big tournaments which will provide a lot of exposure.”
Three schools stand out to Weber right now, “Lafayette, American and Holy Cross.” He discussed each of those schools to us.
Lafayette: “They have been recruiting me hard, I have heard from the head coach and assistant coaches and they want me to visit so I am hoping to work on a date to get up there.”
American: “They were my first offer so I was excited about that and I played in their gym during the WCAC tournament and I liked the campus and stuff but I need to look at all my options.”
Holy Cross: “They have been recruiting me the most probably, they hit me up the first during last AAU season and they have stuck with me for a while so there is much to like about them too.”