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NIKE EYBL Indy Defensive POTS: Romeo Weems

By D1 Circuit Staff, 05/02/18, 6:30PM EDT


Heading into EYBL Indianapolis, anyone paying attention knew they Romeo Weems was a special talent offensively.

After EYBL Indy, it’s clear that his talents on defense are catching up.

Weems was a menace defensively for MeanStreets, blocking 14 shots and tallying 11 steals over four games. Weems also averaged more than seven boards a game, with 75 percent of them coming at the defensive end.

Undersized as a unit, MeanStreets desperately needs Weems’ versatility. The 6-foot-8 forward can defend three positions, and is usually tasked with the opposition’s best frontcourt player. His long, athletic frame, paired with his relentless motor, have allowed him to stand out of defense through eight games.

Along with his stellar defensive production, Weems has been able to effectively stay out of foul trouble. Weems only averages less than 2.5 fouls per game, well below the league average for a player with his defensive responsibility. It’s crucial that Weems maintains this level of discipline moving forward, as the Streets have limited options behind him.

Weems helped guide MeanStreets to a 2-2 record in Indianapolis, helping them keep their Peach Jam hopes alive heading into the final two sessions.

EYBL Indy stats: 11.0 PPG, 7.3 RPG, 2.8 APG, 2.8 SPG, 2.8 BPG

Game 1: 7 REB, 2 BLK, 2 STL
Game 2: 8 REB, 3 BLK, 3 STL
Game 3: 7 REB, 5 BLK, 5 STL
Game 4: 7 REB, 3 BLK, 1 STL

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