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NCAA Basketball Recruiting: Analyzing top 10 teams for 4-star PG Jeremiah Fears

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Kansas Jayhawks

The Jayhawks are a team that's always going to be appealing to top-50 prospects with NBA aspirations such as Fears. They'll be losing both Kevin McCullar Jr. and Nicolas Timberlake after the year, and may not have senior Dajuan Harris either.

But Kansas does still have some young guards that'll remain on the roster. Elmarko Jackson and Jamari McDowell are getting minutes as freshmen, while Labaron Philon is a top-30 point guard commit in the class. So this is another place where Fears would have to be okay with playing more off-the-ball.

Michigan Wolverines

The Wolverines may be struggling a bit but one player who hasn't is Dug McDaniel, leading the team with 18.6 ppg and 5.1 apg in a breakout campaign. Assuming he doesn't go pro or transfer, he'll be around for two more seasons. So Fears would have to play off the ball for a bit.

Besides the fact that the team also has a few other young guards joining the team next year, there's a chance that head coach Juwan Howard won't be with the program after this season, as his seat is reportedly hot. It's a risky situation for Fears to want to commit at.

Michigan State Spartans

The chance to play with his brother Jeremy has to be a big selling point for Jeremiah here. He can play and be developed by Hall of Fame head coach Tom Izzo for a team that always makes the NCAA Tournament. They'll also be losing not only Tyson Walker after this season but there's a strong chance that both AJ Hoggard and Jaden Akins doesn't use their 5th years of eligibility here.

The one potential concern is how little Coach Izzo has used his freshmen class this season, including the older Fears. And with top-50 commits Jase Richardson Jr. and Kur Teng already on board in the 2024 class, Fears could easily be glued to be bench in Year 1.