I have come to understand the game of basketball is strictly about players. The more I travel around the country. I find it very ironic; most people don’t have an understanding of the Business side of competitive basketball.
2024 6’2” 168-pound Alijah Adem of Spring Valley High, (NV) is a player that college coaches should place on their recruiting lists. Abdul Adem, Alijah’s father says his son is driven by wanting to be the best.
Alijah understands the only thing he controls is how hard he works. He also wants to use the game of basketball to help others. Alijah is known for staying in the gym; working on his game for countless hours. His high school coach (Blair) has to make him leave at times.
What’s intriguing to me about Alijah; is the deep faith that allows him to understand it’s bigger than him.
I asked his father what makes Alijah unique. Abdul expressed his son’s passion for helping others. It makes him stand out amongst his peers. Alijah is a confident young man but he’s humble.
Alijah treats everyone with respect regardless of who they are; he’s a team player. He makes everyone on his team feel special. That’s a unique quality every young man should possess.
Alijah recently received an invitation to compete in the Wootten Top 150 camp in Dallas, (TX). On October 2-3, 2021,
Alijah is not new to competing in high-level basketball. He plays for one of the premier programs on the West Coast; the Vegas Elite EYBL U15 team. For a player of his caliber, he has good mobility and play-making skills.
Alijah can finish at the rim with either hand. He’s poise and under control as a floor general. He demonstrates good ball skills in transition. Alijah has a solid mid-range shot; that can extend out to the three-point line.
Looking at this young man physically; he’s not fully developed. There is still room for growth. He has a nice body frame.
Academically Alijah is excelling at a high level with a 4.0 GPA. He was nominated for:
: Outstanding academic leadership by Congress of future medical leaders
: Was nominated for Student athlete of the year by Review-Journal News
At the current moment, Alijah holds an offer from IUPUI. He also has interest from Stanford, Creighton, Princeton, UNLV, Houston Baptist, and Arkansas Pine Bluff just to name a few.
We will continue to track the progress of Top players in the class of 2024…