Justin Cerasoli's Stock Is Soaring After A Super Summer

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Super Summer Sends Justin Cerasoli’s Stock Soaring

Brian Stinnette
September 8, 2003

A super summer on the basketball court has sent the stock of West Aurora’s Justin Cerasoli through the roof. Cerasoli has trimmed his school list down to five, and has a workout regiment that is designed to improve his strength, athleticism and his overall game.

Cerasoli, a 6-5 point guard, teamed with 6-6 Shaun Livingston on Ft. Sooy to form one of the deadliest backcourts on the AAU circuit this summer. Cerasoli had a huge month of July playing against some of the best talent in the country. At least one national analyst now rates Cerasoli among the Top 30 Class of 2004 prospects in the United States.

Cerasoli told Chicago Hoops that he feels his strongest attributes are his ability to lead a team, his passing and his ballhandling. He is pursuing a workout routine that is designed to improve his upper body strength, as well as his vertical jump, and his quickness.

Cerasoli’s final five schools are Georgia Tech, Memphis, Seton Hall, Villanova and North Carolina State. He is about to begin taking official visits where he will look at a number of factors including campus life, and style of play on the basketball court. He feels that he is best suited to play for a team that is looking to push the ball up the floor.

Cerasoli is looking forward to the upcoming high school season. West Aurora returns not only Cerasoli, but 6-9 post Shaun Pruitt and 6-2 guard Jaeh Thomas. The Black Hawks will once again be one of the favorites to win the state championship.