Jerome is Penn Bound

Sunday, October 18th, 2015

Ray Jerome 2016

Cheshire Academy senior guard Ray Jerome made a verbal commitment to UPenn on Saturday night.

Jerome is a 6-foot-3 off-guard now in his second season in the NEPSAC after reclassifying upon his arrival last year.

Early in his career he was known almost exclusivey for his athleticism as he could get out in the open floor and play above the rim with ease, but when he arrived at Cheshire he came with a much improved skill set and specifically ability to shoot the basketball.

Now a consistent three-point threat and equally impressive athlete with a powerful build on the perimeter, Jerome landed a variety of division I offers up through this summer as he starred with the New York Jayhawks in the Under Armour Association.

He joins Jose Martinez (San Diego) to become the second Cheshire Academy product to commit to a division I school in the class of 2016 and also becomes the second Cheshire product to commit to the Quakers in as many years with former post-grad Tyler Hamilton now in his freshman season in the Ivy League.

1st year Penn head coach Steve Donahue has been recruiting at a high level since returning the league where he once led Cornell to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. Northfield Mount Hermon's A.J. Brodeur is the star of the class while Jerome joins a pair of other perimeter players - 6-foot-4 swingman Ryan Betley and 5-foot-11 point guard Devon Goodman - in the Quaker class.