2017 Intro: Simeon Kirkland

Mobility clearly will be a key component to Simeon Kirkland's game. A long-striding 6-6 power forward at Ocala (Fla.) Trinity Catholic, he emerged as a prospect to watch this past weekend.

From here on out, everyone will sit back and hope that Simeon Kirkland grows another couple inches. A 6-6 power forward obviously faces some hurdles for the higher college game, but if he gets to 6-8 he'll be in prime position to showcase his wares for college coaches.

As it is, he already succeeds thanks to his mobility sprinting the floor and well-proportioned frame. Kirkland projects as a solid transition player thanks to his ability to change ends and appetite for picking up loose change off the offensive glass.

In terms of skills, he appears to possess some workable tools. He missed the jumpers I saw him attempt, but his form looked okay. Additionally, he has long arms and thus finishes better inside than you might expect.

He also blocked a couple shots and made two very difficult catches in traffic, another highly promising sign for the future.

While I opened here about his height, it's also entirely possible that he develops into a wing, though I think physically he'll continue to fill out into even more of a natural post. Regardless, he's a talent worth monitoring for the next several years.

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