Sammy Mejia put on a show on Sunday afternoon at the NEPSAC Class B Championship, ringing up Tabor Academy to the tune of 26 points in the Cougars' 69-57 victory over the Seawolves.
A lanky 6-6, 190 pound small forward originally from the Bronx, N.Y., Mejia displayed a diverse game in the win over Tabor. He put the ball on the deck effectively and was extremely dangerous in open court situations.
While he will need to get stronger and work on his left handed dribble, Mejia recovers well on his leap, passes the ball adroitly and is an effective shooter on the short to midrange pull up. He can venture out to three point land, but that's not necessarily the crux of his well rounded game.
Storm King Head Coach Kevin Houston told the Insiders Report/Rivalshoops.com that Illinois and Providence have expressed an interest in Mejia, who is technically regarded as a senior .
"There's a 99 percent chance that he will come back here for a post-grad year," Houston said.
Mejia averaged 21 points, seven rebounds and five assists this season for Storm King, which is located in Cornwall on Hudson, N.Y. Prior to enrolling at Storm King, he attended Roosevelt H.S. in Brooklyn.
In addition to the pair of high major programs listed above, Houston also said that many MAAC programs have also expressed interest in Mejia, including Manhattan, Niagara, Rider, Marist and St. Peter's.
Houston said that Mejia will need to prep again next year in order to boost his core GPA. He did not have a strong academic background coming from a public school in New York, but he has reportedly achieved a qualifying SAT score.
Mejia played with the Brooklyn Beasts program last spring and summer, and IR expects to see him in action quite a bit in the coming months.