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Jered Weaver develops a love for baseball thanks to his older brother Jeff. 'Before the Bigs' chronicles Weaver's path to the major leagues.
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Heading into his senior year at Simi Valley high school Jered Weaver had a -- -- himself as an out standing basketball player. He does he really blossoming -- -- likes of 65 and being a two guard can shoot. The post about the play the perimeter who can rebound and play above the rim and throw it down and it was a very very -- high school player. My most memorable game yeah. Had a very fluid. -- actually have another. And sold as quickly. You know all previous times basically related but for whatever reason this times. You know and we'll. It's a good feeling on the senior tour in practice and practice and practice in the you know finally went negative down and their coach loves him to you know allows you to do it again it was a great and that's the that's -- this. Surprisingly. Weaver had only gotten good high school baseball career but nothing extraordinary. At the same time his older brother had made it to the major leagues and every summer just treating -- does some time spent hanging around the bigs. I think him being able to come out with me you know when I first broke into the big leagues and you still in high school in be able to hang on -- How it was to be professional and to spend time around a big league ball club you know I hope those experiences helped him come through high school and through college. And that I mean that had to be a big benefit. I would think that would help the side if you if this is really what you want to do or not. These trips definitely increased your desire to follow in his brother his Major League foot depth. However after his senior year he wasn't generating any collegiate interest in baseball. It would be his father that provided -- with -- -- he needed when he attended a local area coach scouting camp. I think that's first opportunity came in his effort to condone that that scout camp and and then there's a few people got a chance to see him and that's when it basically. Involvement escalated form. After NL ending performance at the camp. Jerry had several scholarship offers but before he could make it become a reality he still had one major hurdle to overcome. Academics. With the Astros in school it's always tough for me I -- take us a team twice and my mom coming into. And a -- basketball practice and you know picked him out of the -- -- -- -- school and walked outside with that's wrong. You know she's so that you passed just -- season. You know I just remember you and a big in so it showed some figures and you know that was the biggest I mean most emotional power I think will was that. After attaining that significant personal achievement Jarrett was able to sign a letter of intent to play baseball for Long Beach day. From being out that was probably do have his moment that I had would hear this when. Vessels SAT scores and got an opportunity. It's just fantastic as. We never thought could you make college loan is this the struggles and high school.