Friday, March 6, 2015

Scouts Focus Day 1

By Jamie Shaw

Kudos to Joe Davis and his ability to put together a great event. There was a great turnout, a great schedule, and a great location. Talent came in from all over the country and he scheduled it close to and around the NBA Top 100 camp so people were able to get to both. Great accommodations and great hospitality.

On to the Players:

2015 Chris Clarke 6’6/190 G Cape Henry Collegiate (Boo Williams)

Big lead guard showed an ability to handle in the half court. Was great in transition, both on and off the ball. Rebounded at a high level and got out to run. Showed a nice ability to finish at pace as well as distribute over the defense. 

2015 JoJo Anderson 6’3/175 PG LaLuminere (

Big lead guard attacked the basket with great control and finished through contact. I really like his swagger on the court. Has a good handle of the ball as well as what he is trying to accomplish on the court. 

2015 Tookie Brown 5’11/165 PG Morgan County HS (Southern Stampede)

Lighting quick PG who gets into the lane with his head up. Hunts the attack and shows confidence when he is on the ball. Sets up team mates with good passes in traffic.

2014 Isaac Fleming 6’3/185 Massanutten Military (Team Loaded)

Crafty left hander who has the ability to get into the lane and finish with an array of shots from an array of angles. Can get to the basket, knock down a floater, and hit a pull up. Showed the ability today to handle the ball in the half court as a secondary. This adds another level to his game.

2014 Aaron Ariri 6’8/210 PF St Anthonys (Grassroots Canada)

Well built explosive post player. Establishes good low position in the post and has the strength to hold it. Does fundamental things well, including foot work. Ran the floor and finished in close. Rebounds well in and out of his area.

2014 Anieie Jack 6’2/185 Elkins HS (Houstonians)

Long well built arms. Showed ability to hit at all three levels including big time dunks in traffic and transition. Attacked the rim, made the pull up, knocked down the three. Defends hard and plays with a motor. Not sure why he has no schools looking at him, that is soon to change. Sure fire D1 talent.

2015 Paul Thomas 6’8/190 F SummercreekHS (HoustonHoops)

High motor F did work attacking from the short corner and high post. Put the ball on the floor and got to the rim with an aggression and sticktoitness. Rebounded the ball well and finished with both hands.

Others Who Impressed

2016 Jashaun Agosto 5’8/155 PG Garfield HS (Emerald City)

Quick with a tight handle. Showed fearlessness going to basket.

2015 David Reynolds 6’5/190 F Ravenscroft School (NC Red Storm)

Scored at all levels and showed a high motor 

2015 Isaiah Buck-Lowman 6’6/200 W Dematha (Team Loaded)

Showed great range and the ability to put it on the floor for a dribble or two into mid range. 

2015 Hassan Thomas 6’7/175 F Woodrow Wilson (Dallas Mustangs)

Showed solid handle. Like him at the high post and attacking.

2014 Zach Hodskins 6’4/190 W Milton (Vanguard Elite)

Talented. Beautiful rotation on shot. Left arm cut off at elbow, what he does is amazing. Got 2 dunks in traffic.

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