It wasn't that long ago, on July 15th, that Sammy Mejia, a versatile 6-5, 190-pound swingman/shooting guard from Storm King Prep in Bear Mountain, New York, told us at the Three Stripes Classic that Seton Hall is the leader in the recruiting process. However, things can change quickly. What changed for DePaul was losing out on Dameon Mason (Marquette) and Shannon Brown (Michigan State). So there are pressure on DePaul to land a quality player. They did.
Mejia cemented his status as a top 50 national talent with his performance at the ABCD Camp as well as this past weekend at the Three Stripes Classic. Mejia showed college coaches that he is an able ballhandler who is capable of running the point as a scoring guard, or playing off the ball. Sammy is capable of taking smaller guards off the dribble, and is a solid athlete with good body control. He needs to hit the weights to compete at the next level.
Miami (Florida), Florida, St. John's, Syracuse, Seton Hall, Illinois, UConn, Villanova, South Florida, and Hofstra. He had been offered by Miami, Seton Hall, DePaul, South Florida, and Hofstra.
Mejia had already taken unofficial visits to Syracuse and Hofstra. Mejia is currently on the campus of DePaul.
Mejia has already achieved a qualifying SAT score of 820. He has maintained a GPA of 3.6 at Storm King Prep, which has raised his cumulative average between Storm King and Roosevelt High School in the Bronx to 2.2, he told us.