Naheem McCleod, a 7-foot-3 center for the Plymouth Whitemarsh High School Colonials basketball team, has committed to play college basketball for Florida State.
McCleod averaged 19.5 points, 11 rebounds, and 3.5 blocks last season as the Colonials posted a 28-2 record and won its fifth straight Suburban One League American Conference (SOLAC) championships. The Colonials went on to place second in the District 1 Class 6A playoffs and advanced to the second round of the state tournament. McLeod’s 67 points was the 12th best single-season total by a Colonials player.
McLeod was named Prep Live’s PIAA Class 6A 1st Team All-State and first-team All-SOLAC honors last season. He was named third-team All-SOLAC as a sophomore.
McLeod enters the 2018-19 campaign 27th on the PWHS boys’ basketball all-time scoring list 882 career points. McCleod and the Colonials kickoff this season on December 7th against Norristown. You can see the team’s full schedule here.
A few other Plymouth Whitemarsh High School athletes have committed to college programs. We will post those all within the next couple days.
Photo: Colonial School District. Seated (l to r): Michelle Whiting, Naheem McLeod and Asha Adams (mother). Standing (l to r) Coach Jim Donofrio and Byron Whiting (guardian).