William Jobe emerged this summer as an interesting prospect. The 6-foot-9 power forward is the No. 142 player in the 2024 On3 150. He transferred to Alpharetta (GA) King’s Ridge Christian this summer after averaging 15.0 points, 10.5 rebounds, and 5 blocks as a sophomore at St. Simons (GA) Frederica Academy.
“I’m a stretch forward,” Jobe told On3. “I can shoot it and pass it. I have a high IQ and can make the right decisions with the ball. I’d say I played much more aggressively this summer and started communicating more. There are multiple guys I watch. I went to a Heat game a couple years ago and saw Duncan Robinson. he could knock it down, and I liked how he moved off the ball.”
Jobe played with Team Dickerson, an independent program out of Georgia, this summer. College coaches took notice of his size and skill. On3 caught up with William Jobe at a recent event to talk about his recruitment.
“I visited Belmont on October the 10th for a visit,” Jobe said. “I’d say I’m hearing the most from Indiana, Ohio State, Cincinnati, Furman, and Wofford. They all came in to see me at my high school recently to watch workouts. I’ve taken a visit to Indiana, and they have offered. I’ve also visited Notre Dame and Northwestern, and neither of them has offered yet.”
Jobe talks Indiana
Indiana: “I know a lot about the program; I’ve been a fan of them ever since I was a little kid. I watched them growing up, you know, always wearing the Indiana sweatshirt. My first college game I went to was on the visit, and it was really cool to see everything. They like how I can knock down shots at my size and space the floor with the three-point ball.
“I learned a lot about the history. I got to know a little bit more about Bobby Knight, and everybody loves Bobby Knight there because he’s done so much for the program.”
Jobe talks recruitment
“I would like to go see Georgia Tech,” Jobe says. “Florida is another school who came to see me, I’d like to go see them.”
Florida: “I don’t know much about them. They are kind of a newer offer. I’ve been on campus once, but I was as an little kid, so I don’t know much yet. I’m excited to learn more.”
Georgia Tech: “It’s 20 minutes from my house, so that’s cool. I’m still trying to know more about all the schools and places and I would like to. So, things are just getting started for everything.”
In Jobe’s words
“I’m just looking for the best bit for me,” Jobe said. “Basketball wise, I want to go somewhere to win and have fun; have a great college experience.
“Academically, I’ve been thinking about business, but I think I’ll be able to figure that out over the next two years. I’ll be able to talk to some of the people around the school and get a better feel for what I’m trying to focus on.
“Play style is very important. I want to be a system that’s very unselfish and just working together because that’s really what you need to do to win, just work together.”
“My dad, Steve Jobe, played at Wofford,” William Jobe said. “My granddad played at Center College in Kentucky. That was a long time ago.
“I grew up in Spartaburg, South Carolina. I went to Spartanbug Day School, Zion Williamson’s high school, until I was 11.”