Welcome to Senior Send-Off! This is a series where we highlight the seniors that we covered or watched extensively throughout their senior season. Check out our Instagram to see the graphics and phone backgrounds made for each player. Previous Senior Send-Off pieces are here.
What does he bring?
Coatesville native, Jhamir Brickus, brings a tremendous amount of pure offense. Not only a 2000-point scorer but the all-time leading scorer at Coatesville High School has proven he can score at an elite level. His quick, fluid ball-handling combined with his shooting ability at all spots on the floor and his ability to finish around the rim even against bigs is a deadly combination. Crossovers, step-backs, spin moves, finishing against contact, he’s shown it all despite his 5’11” frame. His offensive game has hints of Allen Iverson and Isaiah Thomas. Brickus also plays the passing lanes well and anticipates the opposing ball-handler’s moves at a high level on the defensive end.
What can we expect from La Salle?
The Explorers had quite an up and down season this past year. Before Coronavirus cut the season short, they were sitting at a 15-15 record overall and a 6-12 record in the A10 which placed them at tenth. Their guard play dominated the team’s style last year as seven of the top eight leading scorers on the team were all guards. Their frontcourt is extremely thin and the team loses three players who were playing over fifteen minutes per game. They struggled to score from every part of the court as they were ranked 330th in two-point field goals, 309th in free throw percentage, and 303rd in points per game as a team. So, obviously, their biggest needs are scoring and frontcourt players. Next season doesn’t look to be a promising one, but in the next couple of years they might be able to contend in their conference.
Jhamir Brickus will get the chance to compete for minutes on this team. The leading scorer, David Beatty, came in at 10.7 points per game last year. This means everyone after that is going to be competing for time. Brickus has the scoring prowess and ability that this team desperately needs. It’s still going to be a growing process throughout his first handful of games, but Brickus will most likely get his fair share of playing time and maybe even get up to a sixth-man.