2021 three-star small forward Justin Rochelin talks Penn, San Diego State and more


Justin Rochelin is a 2021 small forward who plays for Heritage Christian high school in Northridge, California. He stands 6-4, 175 lbs, and is one of the best shooters in the country. Rochelin is the 16th ranked prospect out of California, 34th ranked small forward and the 155th ranked prospect in the class of 2021 by 247 sports composite.

Playing only 14 games in his junior season he averaged 9.3 points 6.1 rebounds 1.6 steals. His breakout season came one year beforehand where he averaged 12.6 points 7.3 rebounds 2.7 assists 2.0 steals while shooting 48% from the field, 47% from long range, and 81% from the free-throw line. He talked to me about his recruitment and more with Philly Sports Network.

LJ: You have an offer from Penn. How high are you on the Quakers?

Justin: I’m very high on Penn, the coaches are real genuine and love the way I play, and they think Penn would be a great place on and off the court. 

LJ; Have you had time to visit Penn before this crisis? Do you plan a virtual visit soon?

Justin: I’ve never got to visit Penn, I really want to go down there and see what it’s about. We are planning a virtual visit for some time this month.

LJ: How often do they stay in contact?

Justin: I talk to them pretty often. 

What teams stay in contact the most?

Justin: Yale, Texas, and San Diego state stay in touch the most. 

LJ: What are your upcoming visits?

Justin: I’m working on all that right now, new schools have been approaching so it’s up in the air. 

LJ: What do programs like about you that could help their team?

Justin: My feel for the game and IQ, being able to knock down shots and also being a two way player. 

LJ: Explain how this crisis is affecting where you live at and the rest of California?

Justin: It’s affecting a lot of people; a lot of places are closed right now. 

LJ: Have you had time to train? What do you do to train or stay in shape?

Justin: I’ve been training every day. I go to some residential parks with my dad to keep basketball skills sharp. I also do a little dumbbell work to stay strong, not the way I want to, but just trying to take advantage during these times. I have also been able to do some running. I feel me getting that much better with just doing these things, so hopefully I get to show my game when this blows over.

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