Jeremy Sochan's background and basketball history
Born on May 20, 2003, to a Polish mother and American father in Oklahoma, Jeremy Sochan’s basketball career began when he was only six years old. Sochan spent the large majority of his childhood in Southampton, England, and Milton Keynes, England after he and his mother moved from the United States in 2005. Sochan began his career playing with the Solent Kestrels’ and Milton Keynes Trojans’ junior teams for several years before joining the Polish National Team to participate in the FIBA U16 European Championship (Division B).
Poland’s championship run in 2019 was where Sochan began to truly find his footing as a professional athlete and NBA-level prospect. In eight games, Sochan averaged 16.1 points, 9.6 rebounds, 3 assists, and 3.1 steals in roughly 28 minutes per game. At this point in his career, Sochan stood at roughly 6’7” and was interestingly classified as a shooting guard. Sochan went on to win MVP of the tournament.
After participating in the FIBA U16 European Championship tournament, Sochan left for Indiana to play a year of high school basketball at La Lumiere Academy. In an effort to play closer to home during the COVID-19 pandemic, Sochan then elected to play a year for OrangeAcademy, Ratiopharm Ulm’s developmental team. In his first and only season in Germany, Sochan averaged 10.7 points, 5.2 rebounds, 2 assists, 1.4 blocks, and 1.1 steals per game.