New Haven senior basketball star Romeo Weems is Las Vegas-bound.
On Saturday morning, the rosters for the Jordan Brand Classic high school basketball game were announced and Weems was listed as one of 26 players from across the country to have received a roster spot and the only player currently playing in at a high school in Michigan.
The game will be played on April 20 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Tip-off is currently scheduled for 3 p.m.
Weems, a 6-foot-7 wing who is also a finalist for Michigan’s Mr. Basketball award, is a DePaul signee who has New Haven contending for a Division 2 state championship this winter. In the regular season, Weems averaged 28.6 points, 11.3 rebounds, 4.5 steals, 4.2 assists and 2.8 blocks per game. He now prepares to lead New Haven in the Division 2 quarterfinals on Tuesday at 7 p.m. against undefeated Harper Woods Chandler Park Academy, played at Ortonville-Brandon High School.
“Just seeing him have the year he’s having this year to top off his career at New Haven, it’s truly special to watch,” New Haven coach Tedaro France said earlier this season.
Weems is 99-6 at New Haven since joining as a freshman and helped lead the Rockets to the program’s first state title in 2017 as a sophomore.
Mark “Rocket” Watts was also selected for the game. Watts is a Michigan State commit and he played at Detroit Old Redford before transferring to SPIRE Academy in Geneva, Ohio for his senior season this year.
LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Blake Griffin are among NBA players that competed in the game as high schoolers as well.