Top Hoopers observed thus far…
1 JUSTIN GRAY, BERKELEY PREP 2014 F
Clear cut #1. Gray is dominant and enforces his will. When he goes up for a dunk, the rim is not going to be happy afterwards. When he snags a rebound, the gym can hear it. Everything he does is aggressive. He has a variety of moves and his size allows him to be effective from any spot on the court.
2 KeSHAWN EVANS, AMERICAN HERITAGE 2015 PG
I love shooters who shoot themselves into a rhythm. The players who put the ball up with confidence and can create their own shot off the dribble or moving without the ball. Evans was a pleasure to observe. Quick release, pure jump shooter and great handles.
3 Rashawn Federicks, Chamberlain 2015 F
Long and athletic. Very similar to Tampa Catholic’s Chivarsky Corbett. In my opinion, a better defender and slightly more aggressive under the rim. He plays his best close to the basket and finishes at the rim. Lots of bounce and great body control.
4 JACOBI BOYKINS, LAKEWOOD 2014 G
The game I saw Boykins, was not one of his best. He dropped 14 points. Had a few assist, but nothing special. However, he quickness and assertiveness was evident. He can get to the basket at will. He handles the ball extremely well and has plenty of hustle. Can score from the outside and bang in the paint. Note: the following night at the Kingdom of the Sun Tourney he went off for 20 plus.
5 Jonathan Jean, East Bay 2015 PG
I have not seen Jon have one of those monster games that I read about when he goes off for 20 plus points and double digit assist. But, I have seen what he is capable of doing. Each time I observe Jean, he starts hot! A few sweet assist. A couple of nice moves to the bucket. Controlling the floor, displaying court vision and direction. He gets up and down the court with the ball as fast as anyone around. He can accelerate and decelerate as good as the best of them.
Teams Observed to date:
OUT OF AREA
Louisville Trinity (KY)
American Heritage – Plantation
Loyola Academy (IL)
East Bay x2