Friday, August 15, 2014

Potential New Knight: Adam Holm-Weber fr. PG 6-1 170

I know highlight tapes can be misleading, but I'm ready to gush over soon-to-be Gannon freshman guard Adam Holm-Weber after watching just the first play on his highlight tape. Check it out here -- Holm-Weber's crossover followed by a finish in traffic is terrific.I don't know who the defender is, but I guarantee this clip isn't showing up on his highlight tape.

Watching the rest of the film, Holm-Weber, who hails from Denmark, appears to be a complete guard. He has size, ballhandling skills, a nice stroke, penetrates defenses, and passes from all angles with confidence. He will certainly keep his defender off balance with his array of moves and change of pace dribbling. Again, I may be jumping the gun here to make predictions based on highlights, but Holm-Weber has the makings of being a very productive Division II guard.

If you want to see an extended version of his AAU highlights -- and you want to see some really interesting gymnasiums -- watch this nearly 6-minute YouTube video of Holm-Weber.

Here's more information on Holm-Weber:
* OK, let's get this trivia out of the way right now. He's only the fifth Knight with a hyphenated last name. The others include Zaid Al-Khas (1998-2001), Mikael Ibanez-Lavesson (1995-96), Clinton Springer-Williams (2011-12), and current Knight Raphell Thomas-Edwards (2013-present). All five of the hyphenated Knights were born outside the United States.
* Will join fellow Dane and Alexander Basketball Academy (Md.) product Marc Fabricius at Gannon. Both suited up for Alexander's "Global Squad" which appears to be a collection of international players who compete against elite AAU programs here in the U.S.
* Holm-Weber's coach at Alexander, Kevin Breslin, said this about the 6-foot-1 guard: "Adam is a true floor general who runs a team like a point guard should. He’s a phenomenal passer and one of the smartest basketball players to ever wear a Global Squad uniform. When he’s on the court it makes my job significantly easier."
* Established the Global Squad all-time career record for assists per game (5.4 apg) while committing just 2.3 turnovers per contest
* His 23 steals in 18 games (1.3 spg) ranked second on the club
* Finished third on the team in scoring with an 8.2 ppg average
* Averaged 4.0 rebounds per game
* Shot 41.3% from the field, making 35% of his three-point attempts. Connected on 66.7% of his free throw attempts.
* Tallied 10 points and 10 assists during a 27-point comeback victory over Cuse Select at the Hoop Group Summer Jam Fest.
* During that same tournament, registered 17 points, 6 assists, and 5 rebounds vs. the New Jersey Cyclones.
* Alexander finished its season with a 12-6 record
* According to the Alexander website, he was recruited by UMass, the University of Maine, Long Island University, Ithaca College, and the University of Vermont
* For more video of Holm-Weber and his Alexander team, follow this link then click on the "Video/Media" tab

2 comments:

  1. How do these Global Academy players compare to American high school players? What's the level of competition? How, for instance, would this team do against a typical Prep or McDowell squad? Just wondering, because in the highlights these guys look awfully good.

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  2. In the category of most 6-1 guards named Adam who wore number 4 in high school, Gannon is ranked first in the nation.

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