I have heard that 6-5 wing player Kareem Jamar from Westchester high school in Los Angeles California. I was told by some sources that they Expected Jamar to sign with the Griz last November during the fall signing period, but it appears he waited until this past week to pull the trigger. If this is indeed is a commitment, it will not becoming official until he sign’s his letter of intent next April.
Jamar is ranked as a two star prospect by Scout.com. ESPN gave him an 85 rating score and ranked him as the #79th small forward in the country.
December, 2008: Jamar is prototypical blue-collar type for the next level. He has a terrific frame with long arms and overall solid athleticism, but the level of his recruitment will depend on the development of his perimeter skills, specifically his jump shot. He needs to get more lift on his shot because its trajectory is quite flat. Despite his erratic jump shot, Jamar does the necessary things during the game that win you ball games. He is an outstanding rebounder for his size and he has a knack for being around the ball at all times. In addition, he is a very good passer due to his savvy for the game.
September, 2008: Jamar emerged this summer as one of the top sleepers on the west coast. He has a solid frame with some decent length and he has some bounce as well. He is a prototypical “glue-type” that can help your team in a variety of ways. His strong physique allows him to grab rebounds in traffic amongst the bigs. In addition, his jump shot is solid and consistent out to the stripe. His release is relatively smooth and his shot has a soft landing most of the time. He is most consistent in a catch-n-shoot situation, but he can also hit it in transition. In order for him to reach his potential he needs to get better with the ball in his hands and develop a mid-range pull-up jump shot.
I believe he chose the Griz over U. of Portland, although he was also receiving interest from Oregon State, Texas A & M, Texas El Paso, Detroit, Iowa and UC Riverside.