Smoky Hill’s Jalen Weaver commits to play basketball for Nevada – The Denver Post

One of the state’s top Class of 2021 boys basketball recruits is leaving Colorado.

Smoky Hill senior Jalen Weaver, the No. 1-rated recruit in the state by, announced his intention to play for the Nevada Wolf Pack in a tweet Saturday. The 6-foot-4 wing played a significant role on the Buffs’ varsity the last two seasons, including a junior year that saw him average 18.8 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game for a team that finished one win shy of the Class 5A Final Four.

Weaver had scholarship offers from a number of Division-I schools, including Loyola Marymount, Tulsa, UMass and Montana State. The three-star recruit did not, however, receive offers from in-state schools CU and CSU, according to his 247Sports profile.

“He gives us athleticism, shooting and a high basketball I.Q.,” Smoky Hill head coach Anthony Hardin said of Weaver last year. “He’s one of the best scorers in the state and he’s probably the best player in the Class of 2021.”

Weaver’s commitment comes a week after Cherry Creek’s Julian Hammond pledged to play for the CU men’s basketball program.