PLAYER: Felipe Weisheimer

TWITTER: @felipesoeiro9

CLASS: 2015

HEIGHT and WEIGHT: 6’6” 220lbs

HIGH SCHOOL TEAM: Word of God Christian Academy (Raleigh, NC)

AAU PROGRAM: WCBA- Unsigned Seniors (Raleigh, NC)

HIGH SCHOOL STATISTICS: 8.2 Points, 7.5 Rebounds, 1.2 Assists per game

GPA: 3.5



Felipe Weisheimer is a player that any college coach would be proud to have on their roster. When we first scouted Felipe earlier this winter when Word of God took on nationally ranked Quality Education Academy in Raleigh, he immediately caught our attention. He was elusive, strong, and smart with the basketball. Whenever his team needed a big time board or a much-needed defensive stop, Felipe stepped up to the plate and made his name known. After a long, hard-fought battle, WOG ended up squeaking out a big time win over the Fighting Pharaohs. This past weekend, Phenom Hoop Report hosted their second annual Phenom Hoop Challenge at Proehlific Park in Greensboro, North Carolina. When I was first presented the team rosters, I thoroughly scanned the book looking for potential standouts from each 17U team. When I came across Weisheimer on the WCBA- Unsigned Seniors roster, my mind was flat-out blown. After seeing such a stellar performance earlier this winter, it was truly shocking to see he was still available this late in the year. Felipe Weisheimer, a Brazil native, is a player that simply gets the job done. He doesn’t have that “wow” factor that blows you off your feet, and he might be considered undersized for a big, but he hustles hard and consistently fights every time he steps foot on the hardwood. This past regular season, Weisheimer came off the bench for his Holy Rams’ squad and provided a desired spark on both ends of the floor. On offense, his footwork and post moves are nearly unmatchable. Like previously mentioned, he is indeed undersized, but it definitely isn’t a factor whenever he catches the rock. Weisheimer uses his athleticism and brilliant inside skill-set to draw fouls and finish with authority. His mammoth like strength causes endless problems for opposing defenders. Defensively, Weisheimer is an animal. He’s is an extraordinarily strong low post defender that attacks the glass hard with confidence. He’s that scrappy player that everyone loves who isn’t afraid to draw the occasional charge during crucial moments of the game. He always makes his physical dominance known. After watching his progression unfold this past weekend for WCBA, it’s safe to say this Brazilian brute is ready to take his talents to the next level. If he can expand his offensive game beyond the post and develop a consistent mid-range jump shot, his hard work and determination will eventually pay off. Low-Major coaches that are in need of a last second sign should play close attention to Weisheimer here in coming weeks.

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