Jake West has risen in popularity, accruing one million followers, thanks to his viral dances. However, the court is the place that the seventeen-year-old has called home.
“He likes to be known as a basketball player first versus TikTok,” West’s mom told The Inquirer.
“I think he gets nervous sometimes about that. He wants to be seen seriously as a basketball player,” she said.
Social media giant Overtime hosted the Saturday event which invited the best ballers around the region to play against the TikTok star. On West’s team were La Salle Forward Daeshon Shepherd, Kaseem and Kareem Watkins, both forwards at Cal State’s Bakersfield.
Read more about the Blue Bell basketball game in The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Jake West playing for Archbishop Carroll.