Florida Workout: Sophs & Freshmen

CLEARWATER, Fla. – The youngsters took center stage at the Florida Fall Workout on Sunday. Leading the way was workout veteran James Bell and impressive 2010 forward Okaro White.

Okaro White, PF – The Clearwater product had his first taste as a marquee name at an event. White, a 6-foot-7 power forward, designated himself a high-major prospect with a tremendous ceiling. Active at both ends, White is athletic and is versatile. He scored numerous ways from tip dunks to fade aways in the post. While James Bell was able to get into his physically and disrupt him on offense, White's length as a defender was noted. Everyone has their breakthrough event and this was his.


Bell Knows How To Score It

James Bell, SF – Physically there isn't a wing here who looks the part more. He started slow in his first game before rallying with a flourish and completing a pair of productive games. Bell has plenty of talent and leaping ability. An attacker by nature, you want to see him continuing to add elements to his game as he climbs the ladder. He and White were the two headlining prospects from the Class of 2010. For Bell, the event has been good to him as he was the top freshman prospect here a year ago.

Dennis Mavin, PG – In camp settings guys always believe that scoring leads to ink. Wrong. Here's a perfect example. Young has a presence at the position, got his guys involved and demonstrated the fundamental understanding of his position. A fine assist man, he'll need to tweak his perimeter shot. Regardless, you must respect his presence and he'll be on the fence as a mid to high prospect in time.

Milton Geddes, PF – The mid level guys will be all over him and will need to wait out his development. Thin and extremely bouncy, Geddes is efficient around the hoop. He'll run, tip and block shots. For now he's tracking right at the strong mid-level line.

Patrick Konan, SF – Most guys tire after two games but Konan only got stronger. His game is predicated on driving and using his athleticism. He cradle dunked in his final game for the play of the day. After mixing in the occasional jump shot, Konan won over admirers as the day advanced. He'll get tons of mid-level attention for now.

Scott Wilbekin, PG – Yet to play in a high school game, the lead guard was a high scorer in drill work and his approach transferred into games. An average athlete, he's a high IQ hooper who sees angles, has vision and can run a team.


Mavin Emerges At Point

Liked 2010 power forward Eric Williams (6-6) as a potential mid-major with a long frame and room to grow. Loves to rebound. … 2011 small forward Michael Ammons has the markers of a big wing. … Tylisman Armstrong is a face up power forward whom we like but would love to see him pursue boards and get comfortable working in the post. He too improved as the day went on and he's tracking as a potential high-major prospect. …

Milton Geddeshas a lot of skill work to do but his bounce inside is an asset. He's long bodied and don't be surprised if he puts in the work and cranks it up even higher. Skill-wise he can improve but you can't teach his instincts and energy. ...


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