2018 guard Luguentz Dort began to build his basketball reputation last summer playing with Brookwood Elite.After a strong showing on the adidas circuit, Dort earned a trip to adidas Nations and competed against some of the top players in the country.
Since then Dort, a 6-foot-4, powerfully built prospect, has built on his summer showing and made progress to his game.
The improvements were on display this past weekend at Basketball Without Borders, a camp consisting of some of the best international born talent in the world.
Dort was among the top performers and was named to the camps all-star team. He played with a chip on his shoulder and was as aggressive on the offensive end as any player participating in the event.
A strong, tough and physical player, Dort played both on and off the ball and was effective in both roles. Dort is quicker than he looks and consistently got into the paint, where he would either get to the rim or kick to teammates for open shots. Dort also made his fair share of the catch three-pointers over the course of the three-day event.
Dort impressed on the defensive end as well. He picked up the opposition full court and genuinely made life difficult for opposing players, as he made them work and competed every play.
Q&A with Luguentz Dort
How do you think you played this week?
It was pretty fun and pretty cool. I enjoyed playing against a lot of people from other countries so that was good.
Describe your game for me…
I really like to drive the basketball, dish it to the post sometimes and shoot when I’m open.
You seem more confident shooting it…
Yeah, yeah I’ve been working at it.
How did you think you stacked up?
Pretty well. I could’ve made some better shots but we ended up winning.