Posted On: 08/2/18 4:45 PM
Incoming juniors around Georgia are looking to be the next guy to break out this coming season, and 6-foot-1 guard Zion Wimby is certainly a candidate to do just that.
With some slick point guard skills and a high basketball IQ, the Mill Creek floor general is looking to make some major waves this winter.
“I’m left-handed and I’m very crafty and my IQ is high, so I know when to make the right play at the right time,” said Wimby. “And being left-handed makes me even more unpredictable than I already am.”
Wimby spent his spring and summer honing his skills with G3 Elite 16U. His jumper is something hey keyed in on, sharpening that skill has made him even tougher.
“We just got back from Vegas and we were all over the place playing everywhere this summer. I thought I played well and I think my shot got a lot more consistent, which has given me the upper hand against defenders,” said Wimby.
At Mill Creek, he hasn’t yet been able to make major contributions with the varsity. He’s hoping this season that changes.
“My sophomore year, I was kind of bouncing around between JV and varsity. I didn’t really play a lot on varsity, at the end of the year I would come in sometimes and hit some 3s and get the energy up,” said Wimby.
“But this summer in (high school) leagues, I’ve been starting some and I produced a lot for my team, and I think that was a good showing for what’s to come this year.”
After his successful 16U season, Wimby says he’s started to see some recruitment come his way. And he’s inching closer to the ultimate goal of playing Division I hoops, and he’s confident in his ability to do that.
“I have a lot of interest, I don’t know where from quite honestly. Some colleges have emailed me for elite camps and stuff like that,” said Wimby.
“What I’m really trying to do is catch an offer from a D1 school, which I know for a fact I can do. I just gotta stay humble, keep working and get myself on the map, then I’ll go from there.”