Cunliffe made steady progress over the summer and has taken another step forward as a senior, solidifying what was already an impressive pickup for the Sun Devils. At 6-foot-6 with a very versatile offensive skill set, Cunliffe will be able to play both the two and three for the Sun Devils and presumably at a high level in time.
Being able to create your own shot as a wing is important when determining upside and that's something Cunliffe has no issue with. His ball skills and craftiness make him tough to stop off the bounce, and he's a capable shooter from midrange and three.
Not just a shooter, Cunliffe's ball skills and athleticism help him finish around the basket, while he's also a very capable passer and rebounder. As Cunliffe gets stronger and learns to defend at the college level, it's possible he'll be able to guard both wing spots for the Sun Devils.
Cunliffe has a high ceiling and the potential to be a very good player for Arizona State.
Vitaliy Shibel is a 6-foot-9 face-up forward originally from Ukraine. He's spending his final season of high school at Lee (Maine) Academy.
We had one viewing of Shibel at the National Prep Showcase, where Lee Academy really struggled against Northfield (Mass.) Mount Hermon. Although it was a blowout, Shibel did hit three of his four three-point attempts.
While that was a tough evaluation setting, where we got a good feel for Shibel was from going through an extensive amount of tape from the 2015 FIBA U18 European Championships. Sibel played for Ukraine averaged 10.3 points and 5.8 rebounds a game.
Shibel, 18, is a versatile forward prospect. A lefty, Shibel moves fluidly and likes to play facing the rim. He has quality hands and nice touch around the basket, especially with his left hand. Although he doesn't post all that often, if he does he favors a left jump hook over his right shoulder.
Shooting off the catch is Shibel's biggest strength and his range extends out to the three-point stripe. In the European Championships, Shibel, an average athlete, was 7-for-13 from the three-point stripe in eight games. Shibel will need to get stronger and continue to develop more around the basket, but he certainly has value with his long distance shooting.
Tshisumpa is one of the best shot blockers in the class. He has impeccable timing and very long arms with excellent athleticism. That allows him to change shots at the rim, and then he also is a pretty good rebounder.
On the offensive end of the floor he is very raw, and his hands can be unreliable. Still when he does catch it cleanly, he is smart enough to know to just go and dunk it, and plays to his strengths.
Look for Tshisumpa to make an impact right away as a defensive player, though his offense will continue to be a work in progress for a while