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Pickerington Central Graduate Jeremiah Francis Announces Transfer Decision

Updated: Sep 26, 2023

Jeremiah Francis has announced his plans to continue his basketball career. The six-foot sophomore from Pickerington, Ohio, announced a short time ago that he would be continuing his collegiate career at the University of New Mexico to play for coach Paul Weir and the Lobos.

“[New Mexico] has been recruiting me hard, and I just appreciate everything they have been doing for me,” said Francis in a sit-down interview with Codey Larsen of Score On Air.

“I am just ready to get there and go to work,” continued Francis.

Francis, who graduated from Pickerington Central, originally committed to North Carolina in 2017, and entered the transfer portal this past April, with three years of eligibility remaining.

Francis’ decision came down to two schools, and in the end, he chose the New Mexico Lobos. Jeremiah raved about how the Lobos impressed him in the unusual recruiting process.

“I just want to build trust with the coaching staff, and I feel like I could do that with [New Mexico],” continued Francis, who played in sixteen games last season for the Tar Heels recovering from two knee surgeries.

“Talking to the coaches, I believed that [New Mexico] was a great opportunity for me,” said Francis, who is a guard with high-upside, is coming off of a season where he averaged 3.3 points per game for Hall of Fame head coach Roy Williams.

Francis is joining a Lobos’ squad that went 19-14 last season and finished 7-11 in the Mountain West Conference.

We here at Score On Air would like to thank Jeremiah and the IBT Academy for allowing us to have access to his life-changing decision and wish him the best in his future basketball endeavors.

Watch the official announcement below:

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