Sam Zeglinski has certainly shown his scoring capabilities for William Penn Charter School (Philadelphia, PA). After averaging 18 points-per-game in his sophomore season, he averaged about 19 points per game this season and went over the 1,000-point mark for his career. Zeglinski is needed more as a scoring point guard for his high school team, but his coach feels you’ll see a different type of player at the University of Virginia.
“He played well,” Penn Charter head coach Jim Phillips said of Zeglinski’s play this season. “He was first-team all-league, second-team all-city and second-team all-state. He played well. I mean, he did what we needed him to do. The hard thing for people who don’t know him to understand is that he’s really a consummate point guard. He’d rather not be scoring 20 points a game, but we need him to. Where as he would love to play a game and a great line for him would be shooting 4-7 from the field, scoring 10 or 11 points and dishing out 11 assists, he just doesn’t have the firepower around him to necessarily play that way. This is why I think he’s going to be such a different kid to watch play in college when he has other pieces to the puzzle which will allow him to be a true point guard.”
Zeglinski did average 5 assists and 3 steals to go along with his 19 points-per-game this season. Penn Charter finished with an 18-11 overall record including an 8-2 mark in the Inter-ac league. It was second in the Inter-ac behind powerhouse Episcopal, which featured top 2007 class players Wayne Ellington and Gerald Henderson.
So Zeglinski has been called upon to be more of a scorer in his high school career, but he is a natural point according to Phillips.
“The greatest asset he has as a point guard is that he has the mentality,” Phillips said. “He just has the feel. He is a prototypical point guard. Those decision making skills and drive-and-score and drive-and-dish things, he’s got it. He’s just got it as far as being a point guard is concerned.”
For the next level, two things stand out to Phillips about his star point guard.
“His vision and his selflessness,” Phillips said. “His vision is unbelievable. His vision is as wide as the...
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