PYO's Dynamic Duo
PYO was one of the most sought after teams during the Spring Live Period. They are led by two 2019 players on opposite ends of the spectrum- 7'1 Naheem McLeod and 5'9 Fatayn Wesley. McLeod has a towering presence that is undeniable. This presence is drawing the eyes of many major programs. Wesley's presence is not as noticeable, however, nobody can argue with the results he produces.
Fatayn Wesley played a key role on the nationally ranked and state champion- Imhotep Panthers. Often for Imhotep, Wesley was called upon to change the tempo of the game and bring in a full court defensive presence. Imhotep's Head Coach greatly appreciates his junior guard, "He has grown as a guard. He's a tough, hard nose guard that impacts the game on both ends of the court." Fatayn is very comfortable in this role. He understands his attributes and does not try to play outside of his game.
Fatayn states, "The key is that I know what I do well. I control the tempo, and excel l at being a leader and general on the court. A coach on the floor."
The 5'9 Philly guard knows eyes are watching PYO and he's ready to show why he's a scholarship worthy player. Wesley states, "I have the mindset to compete every second I'm on the floor and will let the chips fall where they fall."
Naheem McLeod is coming off a high school season where his Plymouth Whitemarsh team was ranked #1 in the highest PA classifications (6A) almost all season. However, some late season losses cost them a chance to win a conference, district, and state title. This has made the 7'1 McLeod very motivated to win big with his longtime travel team- PYO. Naheem states, "I'm so focused this off-season. I want to improve on working through contact and being able to initiate the break." The off-season focus will also center on being more versatile, even though he's a 7 footer. "I want to be able to spread the floor and show I'm more than just 7 foot." In an era where many players are gravitating to the sneaker circuits, McLeod is very content on staying loyal with PYO & playing in major events like the Spring Jam Fest.
"Loyalty is very important to me. This AAU season, it was very important to me to have good chemistry. I wanted to spend my last season with my brothers."