SCRANTON-JC Show is busy playing basketball for JBhoops a 17u AAU team based out of Riverfront Sports in Scranton. Along with eight teammates JC will hit the road in July making stops in Delaware, Philadelphia, and Las Vegas. It's a fun time for the senior to be-and a relief to have his college choice out-of-the-way.
"The way it really clicked for me with the fit and everything just learning that I can go to a place where I can have accountability with some of my teammates for my faith, and only being an hour forty-five away from home I was looking at Liberty down in Virginia that was eight hours away. It was tough to decide between the schools I was looking at, but the further away I've gotten from the day I decided I feel better about it because it's encouraging," said JC Show.
One thing that made JC's decision to go to Bucknell a little easier is that current head coach Dave Paulsen just signed a new five-year deal. That means JC will have the same coach all four years.
"Coach Paulsen and I have a great bond-at least right now we do. I'm really excited to go and play for him and just give him everything I have."
Bucknell is coming off a 28 win season, a Patriot League Championship, and a trip to the NCAA tournament all with patriot league player of the year Mike Muscala. JC would love to be that type of player one day, but first he knows he has to work on the little things.
"I'm trying to improve on making my game more athletic. I'm pretty fundamental sound and strong, but I need to get better. We call it the "wiggle" give them a little "wiggle", by being able to break someone down off the dribble. I really need to improve on that," added JC.
The JBHoops team starts their summer tour in Delaware at the "We are One" tournament, than July 12-14 at the Reebok Showdown in Philadelphia. July 17-18 The Hoop Group Summer Classic in King of Prussia. On the 19-20-21st Hoop Group Summer Jam Fest then out to Las Vegas July 25-28 for the Fab 48.