#JE75 - Top Wing Prospects

Hooprootz | Monday, March 19th, 2018

#JE75 - Top Wing Prospects

In our second recap from last weekend's Junior Elite 75, we take a look at some of the wing prospects that caught our eye.

Best of the bunch:

Marvin Musiime-Kamali: The Reapers AAU team prospect is new to the game of basketball, but was very impressive during the Junior Elite 75 Showcase on Sunday. He has worked tirelessly on developing his all around game and showed that he has tremendous potential. He was impressive in full court skill drills, and also was impressive in five on five full court game sessions as well. This young, athletic wing is definitely one to keep an eye on in the future.

Kendric Davila-Diaz: This 6’3” guard has a very well-rounded and balance offensive game when combining his great vision and passing skills along with his scoring ability.

Damante Vanheynigen: Vanehynigen displayed his versatility on the defensive end at the Junior E75 showcase. He often was switched onto bigger opponents and had to guard on the perimeter and the post and displayed the ability to do both. He is quick and runs the floor very well.

Chandler Wilson Jr: Wilson Jr. has the handle ability you look for in a guard. He can handle the ball against full court pressure under duress, and does not get flustered if he gets trapped and has to get rid of the ball as well. He showed the ability to take the ball coast to coast and finish in the open floor. His overall court sense and handle ability definitely stood out the most at the Junior E75 showcase.

William Lobor: One of the top players in the field, Lobor made the trip down from Maine and absolutely dominated with his strong moves and finds to the basket,his ability on the offensive glass starting the break and his defensive prowess. Safe to say Lobor is a rising star out of the state of Maine.  

Kur Teng: Teng was one of the smoothest players we saw last Sunday as he has a pretty stroke and a great first step. The DC Blue Devils product knocked down shot after shot teaming with Lobor to have a duo that was almost unfair at this level. His ability to stretch the floor off the ball and also create offense either from himself or for his teammates with the ball is what probably stood out the most about this developing prospect.

Alex Karaban: The St. Peter Marian 8th grader showed intriguing upside as a 6’6 wing. Karaban spent the year starting as an 8th grader at the MIAA school. Regarded as a top ranked prospect in the nation, Karaban more than held his own showing off his post skills and beautiful outside shot.

Chris Smith: Chris Smith has the ability to be a very good all around player on both ends of the court. He works hard on the defensive end guarding his man and off the ball. He needs to work on staying constantly assertive on the offensive end, but he has a solid foundation of offensive skills necessary to be an effective player at the High School level.

Jose Zayas Jr: Zayas Jr. is a young 5’6” guard with both guard and big skills. He plays both on the perimeter and in the post at the Academy of the Pacific Rim, so he has the ability to play post defense as well as perimeter defense as well. When he was assertive on the offensive end he showed flashes of a sound offensive game as well.

T.J. Bridwell: Bridwell is a young athletic wing that shows heady play on both sides of the floor. His slashing ability off the ball on the offensive end stood out the most. Needs to work on his awareness in terms of his passing and spacing on the floor, as well as on the defensive end off the ball.

Other names to know:

Joseph Bates: The 5’11 forward showed an ability to play inside and out and guard 2-5.

Matt Hu: Matt Hu showed great potential to be a solid team defender at the showcase. His ability to see the floor on the offensive end and find the open man offensively are definitely two of his strong suits.

Evenson Azor: Showed the ability to shoot the ball well and showed a good knack for rebounding the ball.

Petros Engelhardt: Well rounded wing is so quick and athletic. Engelhardt excels defensively where he racked up steal after steal all afternoon long.

Andre Perez: Good defensively taking many charges, pushes the tempo with a nice jump shot, Perez displayed a versatile game all around that the Junior E75 showcase Sunday.