Ja’Mais Werts 6’7 165 2021 Monacan HS (VA) / VA Havoc
Gifted with a combination of length, athleticism and mobility Ja’Mais brings a great deal of versatility on both ends of the floor. He handles the ball well enough to drive off the three-point line and get to the rim demonstrating good quickness and employing his long strides to cover ground quickly. He can also hit the catch and shoot three-pointers at an impressive rate showing very good mechanics and fluidity in his stroke looks very comfortable and confident operating away from the rim. Ja’Mais moves well without the ball flashing quickly to receive a pass and making a quick decisive move whether squaring to get into his shot or to make a move with the dribble, he has very good footwork, a great feel, and court awareness. He can post, seals his man nicely and makes quick decisions be it a post move or passing out of the post and sees the floor well. Ja’Mais can square and hit the jumper and also has a nice jump hook he likes to go to in the post. I saw him reverse a pass from the top of the key in a recent event, the shooter shot the jumper and Ja’Mais was there to rebound the miss on the weak side at the rim which is an indication of how active he is and his high motor effort. He is an active rebounder on both ends of the floor and really gets off the ground quickly which, coupled with a 6’11 wingspan makes him an impact presence and double-figure rebounder and scorer on a near regular basis. Ja’Mais also has big-time shot blocking potential as his quick elevation, great timing, length, and activity allows him to operate above the rim regularly in both rebounding and shot blocking capacity. He moves his feet nicely and can guard 3-5 effectively. Has good footwork and mechanics defending the dribble in space, very good lateral mobility and length help in this effort. Ja’Mais competes hard, offers plenty of versatility, has sound skills and the physical tools to carry a team in stretches and should see his stock blow up throughout the summer and next high school season. He has mid to high major potential, a must see!