Antonio (Tony) Wilson 6’6 Fort Wayne Elmhurt (Spiece Indy Heat-Betts) PF-Wilson is a ridiculous leaper and it seems like he never gets tired because he is always jumping just as high even when it was his third game of the day. He isn’t quite Chrishawn Hopkins, but he is in that realm. What else can he do? That is the question, it looks like his mid-range jumper is pretty solid/consistent.
Bryson Scott 6’0 Fort Wayne Northrop (Spiece Indy Heat-Bradley) PG-I love how Bryson (actually both of the Scott twins) plays the game. He plays with great intensity that is rarely seen at the 15U level…heck, it is rarely seen at the 17U level. He drives the ball like a running back and almost always finishes when he gets to the rim. Shooting seems his weakest skill but he is at least an average shooter.
Yogi Ferrell 5’11 Park Tudor (Indiana Elite 17’s) PG- Yogi completely dominated the weekend even though he is playing up an age group. He got where ever he wanted the whole weekend and when they backed off he hit shots from the outside. If he draws a double team, he always finds the open man.
Austin Richie 6’1 Lowell (Mean Streets) SG-Richie didn’t play a ton of minutes for a loaded Mean Streets team, but I did see that he has better quickness than he is given credit for laterally. He didn’t handle the ball at all this weekend though. I think he will have to be a PG at the college level unless he hits a growth spurt soon. Right now, I see him as a M- recruit.
Andy Smeathers 6’5 Center Grove (Spiece All-Indiana) SF-showed some solid athleticism while he knocked down shot after shot after shot. Most of it was catch and shoot off a drive, but he had a couple 1 or 2 dribble pull-up jumpers that looked good. Probably a M-/M from what I have seen.
TJ Bell 6’6 Bloomington South (IN Mean Streets) PF-had a very big game when I saw him this weekend. His most impressive play was when he shot faked around the 3 pt. line which got his defender off his feet and he went around him and slammed it hard with 2 hands. He is a better jumper than I gave him credit for, still not sure if he can guard anyone. Face-up game looks pretty good although his handles are pretty poor. Definitely needs to become more comfortable handling the ball on the perimeter against pressure to be a MM recruit.
Rapheal Davis 6’5 Fort Wayne North (Spiece Indy Heat-Betts) SF-Davis is a little bit better athlete than I thought he was at least in terms of jumping. Spiece didn’t play much if any man2man defense so I didn’t see him guard anyone. His shot seems consistent although he took/forced some bad shots that make him look like a worse shooter than he really is. Definitely needs to tighten up his handles against pressure.
Josh Gentry 6’5 Pike (Spiece Indy Heat 17-Betts)SF-Gentry really played well defensively for Indy Heat. He is really active and has long arms that make him a menace on the defensive end. Offensively, he played within himself by moving without the ball and taking open shots when he was left alone. Defensively, he is probably a MM recruit but offensively he is probably lower. L+/M- right now because he has improved greatly from a year ago.
Anthony Johnson 6’2 Warren Central (Eric Gordon 15U) SG-This is the first time I have been impressed with him. Johnson really provided EG10 with toughness against Mac Irvin Fire. He rebounded from the guard position and he converted a couple baskets inside against much taller opponents. Definitely a player to watch for the next couple years.
Devin Davis,JR. 6’6 Warren Central (Eric Gordon 15U)PF/SF-The Warren Central freshmen that got all the headlines this winter. Davis is really showing off his perimeter skills this spring. He brought the ball up a few times although it wasn’t against pressure so it doesn’t matter too much. He displayed some explosive dribble moves though and his outside shooting form looks very good. M+/H- prospect.
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