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NCAA Basketball Recruiting: Analyzing top 4 teams for 2025 4-star SG Jamarion Batemon

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The latest class of 2025 NCAA Basketball prospect to update their respective recruitment is Jamarion Batemon, a 6'3 shooting guard from the state of Wisconsin. He's a consensus four-star prospect, ranked in the top 100 overall. His size and ability to create his own shot make him an interesting prospect, with plenty of high majors after him.

This week, Batemon has limited his options down to four, including one local program. Here's a closer look at how he'd fit with each of those options.

Clemson Tigers

The Tigers projected starting backcourt will be Chase Hunter and BC transfer Jaeden Zackery, two seniors who'll be gone after next season. The team has a wing commit in the 2025 class in Trent Steinour and have two incoming freshmen guards in Ace Buckner and Del Jones. They don't have true shooting guards on the roster so Batemon would have a clear path to playing time right out the gate.

Iowa State Cyclones

Iowa State already has a pair of 2025 commits in ball-handler Macari Moore and wing Xzavion Mitchell. They're looking for an off-guard to add to the group, though there are two incoming freshmen (Dwayne Pierce and Nojus Indrusatis). The team is losing several senior guards after next season but Batemon would have to compete with the next group of guards for minutes, even before seeing who they bring in via the portal.

Marquette Golden Eagles

There are two things that could play into Marquette's favor in this recruitment. One, they're the local option for Batemon. And two, Coach Shaka Smart can sell Kameron Jones, one of the best shooting guards in all of NCAA Basketball. He's entering his final season and could be a Big East Player of the Year favorite. Once he's gone, Batemon could be the next great scorer for the Eagles.

West Virginia Mountaineers

New Coach Darian DeVries has added a ton of veterans to the current roster, including transfer guards, Tucker DeVries, Jayden Stone, and Toby Okani. Three-star freshman Jonathan Powell is an off-guard that'll be part of the future core, with Batemon potentially having a role as a freshman a year from now on the rebuilding program.

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Of the four teams, Clemson is the safest bet when it comes to playing time early on, while Marquette could have the highest ceiling for Batemon, while allowing him to stay close to home. All four teams could be appealing and we'll find out in the coming days where he'll end up.