July Eval Period #3: Day 1
UCLA assistants David Grace and Ed Schilling saw a good amount of prospects Wednesday night in Las Vegas. With both Grace and Schilling initially watching, one of the biggest match-ups started off the night at the Adidas Super 64, with 2015 center Stephen Zimmerman facing 2014 power forward Kevon Looney. The two didn't match up all that much, and Zimmerman didn't play well, looking fatigued. It's clear why Looney is considered the #9-ranked player in the country. At about 6-8, long and athletic, Looney also has a good developing skill set facing the basket. He thinks he's a small forward, as most post players do, but he can actually bounce it a couple of times effectively. His shooting ability around the basket is still raw, but he knocks down a fair amount, with an effective fall-away baseline jumper that is near-indefensible. He also hit a three-pointer, and missed a couple of others, but it's clear he's comfortable looking to shoot from the outside. Defensively, though...
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