2020 power forward Isaiah Todd didn’t have eye popping numbers over the weekend, but in our viewing on Saturday the 6-foot-9 power forward was more than impressive. For his age, he’s advanced offensively and has an impressive set of tools on that end of the floor. Todd has a terrific set of mitts, very good touch around the basket and the ability to score with his back to the rim or facing it. Todd is especially comfortable from mid-range, where he knocked down five jumpers from that area. Perhaps the most impressive asset he showed was tremendous footwork. Todd is one of the best prospects in the 2020 class.
On the opening day of the Under Armour Association third session, Jalen Suggs and his Team Sizzle team found themselves down nearly 20 points with five minutes left in the 4th quarter against We R 1. That’s when Suggs, a 6-foot-3 combination guard, ramped things up a notch, scoring 19 straight points, including four three-pointers and multiple plus one finishes at the rim, and nearly pulling off the come back. Win or lose, it was a ridiculous showing by Suggs, who is regarded as one of the best guards in the 2020 class. Suggs is equipped with a quick first step, quality athleticism and has the ability to score it from all three levels, as well as distribute and set up teammates.
Due to an injury last spring and summer and not having the opportunity to evaluate Joshua LeBlanc with his high school team, it had been more than a year since the Scout.com staff has seen the 6-foot-7 forward. On Sunday that changed and Leblanc had a heck of showing, scoring 24 points (11-for-16) and reeling in 10 rebounds in a win over Sports U. Leblanc is slightly undersized for a power forward, but what he lacks in size he makes up with tremendous energy and effort. Leblanc was a force on the backboard, putting back misses, but he also knocked down mid-range jump shots and scored it well around the basket. A very good athlete, Leblanc raced rim to rim, guarded a much bigger player in Naz Reid well and played with a level of toughness that you don’t see from many players. It was an inspring outing from Leblanc.
During the first evaluation period, Jeremiah Robinson-Earl was regarded by Scout as one of the top performers. He was up to his tricks again this past weekend at UA’s third session. In a blowout win on Sunday, Robinson-Earl impacted the game with his versatility, scoring and rebounding. At 6-foot-7, Robinson-Earl is skilled enough to play some on the perimeter, but he’s also smart enough to know he’s an effective scorer on the block and around the basket. Robinson-Earl has very good hands and has already developed a handful of scoring moves around the basket. His effort on the glass and all around toughness was among the other things that stood out during his 14-point (7-for-11), 7-rebound performance.
2018 combo forward Darius Days had a strong weekend at the Under Armour Association, scoring a total of 99 points and connecting on 15 of 28 three-point attempts in four games. In the game we took in, Days scored 24 points and was 6-for-9 from three. Days, who stands 6-foot-6, obviously impacted the game with his jump shot, but he also played with toughness, went to the glass and competed on both ends of the floor. It was an eye opening performance from Days, who has been drawing interest from high major schools.