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Standout Wekiva HS guard Josh Filmore verbally committed to Southeastern Louisiana on yesterday. The 6-foot-0 scorer received interest from several schools but decided on joining head coach Jim Yarbrough and the Lions. The Lions aren’t deep at the point guard spot which should bode well for Filmore in the future The Hammond, Louisiana school competes in the Southland Conference.
Filmore enjoyed a successful junior campaign at Wekiva under the tutelage of head coach Scott Williams where he averaged 15 points and 4 assist per game for the Mustangs against a challenging schedule. This season Filmore will be expected to bring senior leadership to a team that will be vying for a Class 8A District 3 championship.
Filmore’s commitment to the weight room and his play with the Q6 All Stars in the off season helped build upon the foundation of his high school season. He turned in some good performances in the spring where college coaches began to further take notice of his playmaking abilities. Filmore is a heady player that has a good feel for the game. Source Hoops Associate Scouting Director Rick Staudt says, “His ability to connect from deep must be respected and he’s becoming better at taking advantage of defenses that overplay him for the jumper by getting into the lane and making the right decision as far as when to shoot and when to pass.”
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One player who has gotten off to a fast start this spring with stellar performances at the Knoxvegas Heat Invitational in Tennessee is Joshua Filmore. Filmore is a 5’11 point guard for the Q6 All-Stars Elite AAU program that can shoot lights out from three point range. “Josh handles pressure very well and is an excellent decision maker,” said Reggie Tucker of Q6 All Stars. “You can trust him to run your offense and make the right plays,” added Tucker.
Filmore played his high school ball at Wekiva High School averaging 15 points per game and 4 assists. “Joshua is capable of being a 20+ ppg guy for us next year and is beginning to embrace that role,” said Wekiva head coach Scott Williams. “He is a fantastic teammate and a very good student. He brings all the right intangibles to the table, much credit to his mom (Michelle Filmore) who keeps his head on straight.”
Filmore is ready to show he deserves more attention and notoriety. Filmore was a big part of Q6 making it to the Elite 8 in the Invitational after losing in 4 overtimes to the eventual tournament champion Southern Stampede.
“I would like to match-up with the Florida Rams. I want to show people we can not only compete on that level but beat them,” added Filmore when asked which team in the state he would most like to play this summer. Also when asked which player he would like to most go head to head with he said, “I want to go at Rashawn Powell. I know I can play with him.”
The off season is a very important time for all kids to make improvements to their game. Filmore is very big on getting in the weight room and working on his body. He also added, “I need to become more of a vocal leader. I have it in me but I just need to focus on it.”
Joshua has had a great spring thus far and we expect it to only get better. After his performance this past weekend he has gained interest from UMASS, Colorado St, Utah State, Florida Gulf Coast, FAU, Wyoming, MTSU, Central Arkansas, and Stetson. He currently holds an offer from Jacksonville University according to Tucker.
Stay tuned as Joshua Filmore and the Q6 All-Stars hit the road to South Carolina for the Big Shots at Clemson tournament.