Class Of 2019 Player Watch: Kejuan Clements

By Roy & Harv Schmidt

October 20, 2015

4:30 P.M. CST                       

Most Illinois high school basketball fans are already well-aware of the abundance of young talent at Simeon Career Academy in Chicago from the class of 2018.  After all, they have the state's #1 ranked player in 2018--6'2 point guard Marquis Brown, a highly athletic forward who has received considerable pub in 6'5 Messiah Jones and a couple of others from that class who have just begun to emerge.

But now, as if that talent pool isn't big enough, comes a highly skilled prospect from the 2019 class--6'1 2019 combo guard Kejuan Clements, who turned more than a few heads with his impressive play at the recently concluded Pangos All-Midwest Frosh/Soph Camp in LaGrange, IL.  

Clements was as good as any guard that we watched over the course of the two day Pangos event.  With that said, while he was one of the top performers in the second 30 (Top 60) Cream Of The Crop all-star game, we definitely thought Clements deserved to make the top 30 game.

Clements is an effective combo guard who brings a lot to the table skill-wise.  It includes being able to consistently drill pull-up js as well as take defenders off the dribble.  In addition, Clements has also proven to be good on the break, plays hard and with passion, including at the defensive end.

At a majority of Illinois high schools Clements would not only start on their varsity basketball squad, he would also be their best player.  At Simeon, however, he will likely spend the upcoming season on their highly talented frosh/soph team. At the present time, we have not seen another player in the state from the class of 2019 who is any better.  And with that said, Clements is a player who will undoubtedly be a centerpiece in keeping Simeon a high school basketball powerhouse for quite some time.  

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