Jeremiah Fears is the No. 40 player in the 2025 On3 75. The 6-foot-1 guard averaged 12.8 points and 3.3 assists on 55 percent shooting from three during the first session of Nike’s EYBL. Fears is playing up in age on the 17u circuit with the Brad Beal Elite program.
“I’m a playing-making, scoring guard,” Fears told On3. “I get my teammates involved, put everyone in the right spots, and find ways for myself and my team to score. I’ll watch players like Chris Paul and Steph Curry. I study their IQ; their IQs are off the charts.”
On3 caught up with Jeremiah Fears after a recent live viewing to talk recruitment.
Fears talks unofficials
“I’ve taken unofficial visits to Oregon, Michigan, and Iowa so far,” Fears said.
Oregon: “I learned they’re very fast-paced. They run a lot of good sets and quick reads. Their coaching staff and program are very good, and they like their guards to be able to score the ball too.”
Iowa: “They play fast, and they shoot a lot of shots and threes. But they are also willing to guard and play together. I watched them a few times recently. I fit their style with being a playmaker and a scorer. They let their guards play with some freedom and also lead the team.”
Michigan: “My relationship with Juwan Howard is close. When I went on my visit there, it was great. He treated me like one of his own, you know he’s from my home town. He treats his players with respect. It was good being around the program and the team; talking with Jett Howard, he was able to give me some advice about being a young athlete.”
Fears talks recruitment
Michigan State: “My relationship there is really good; they’re like family. Since my brother committed there, they’ve treated me like one of their own. We have a good relationship.”
Illinois: “I know a lot about their recent history, and they have a had a couple of guards who made it to the pros. They have an overall good coaching staff and a good team.”
Kentucky, Louisville, Auburn, and Tennessee are some schools who haven’t offered yet, but have been in contact recently,” Fears said.
In his words
“I wouldn’t mind playing with my brother,” Fears said. “If that is the best fit for me, that is what I’ll do. But I have to do what is best for me at the end of the day.
“As I go through it, I want to go to the best fit for me. I’d like to play fast, get up and down, and guard. So I will be looking for teams who fit my style of play. I want to play in a system that will let their guards go and trust them to make decisions and lead the team. Relationships will play a role as well, but really I’m looking at the fit.”