Scouting Fab Frosh: Posts

Some of the top incoming freshmen descended upon Atlanta for the annual Fab Frosh camp, and the freshmen get bigger and bigger each year. Here are the top post players from the camp.

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PF Simi Shittu - Pictured Above - (Corpus Christi, ON)

The 2014 NBA Draft proved Canadian basketball is here to stay. Their 2018 star is Simi Shittu. The 6’5” combo forward is a strong and athletic prospect that plays with a high motor and activity level. He runs the floor with ease and is a big time finisher in transition.

His quickness off the ground make him a complete beast on the offensive glass consistently grabbing boards and converting them into points. Shittu is also a force on the defensive glass crashing it and boxing out his man every possession. What makes him an even more intriguing prospect is his skill level and ability to handle the ball. Huge potential.

PF DJ Weaver (Cy Falls, TX)

Weaver’s ceiling is among the highest of the prospects at Fab Frosh. This 6’7” power forward is long and lanky with a frame to continue to grow both vertically and strength wise. His quick 2nd jump and elite bounce off the floor make him a tremendous offensive rebounder. He scores well around the hoop with a soft touch and quickness.

Weaver has a tendency to always be in the right place at the right time. The forward is a smart basketball player and great teammate. Defensively he is a big time shot blocker as well.

PF Eyisi Onyinyechi Brown (Penniwood, MS)

Brown is the definition of “prospect.” The 6’10” power forward has really long arms and a great frame to add strength which he will need to do. He is raw offensively, but shows potential. Brown is a mobile post that is extremely active. Running the floor is an area he excels at.

Brown is already an elite rebounder with a high motor and feel for where the ball is coming off the glass. Defensively he blocks anything and everything that comes in the lane with timing and anticipation.

C Mohammed Abdulsalam (Green Forest, GA)

Abdulsalam is a 6’8” wide bodied post with great strength. He excels on the glass as he snatched rebounds out of the air with his strong hands and started the break the other way. The Georgia native showed a solid skill level and quick moves around the basket. He is also a good athlete for his size. Abdulsalam has the potential to be the complete package in a few years.

C Zubi Samuels (Green Forest, GA)

Samuels is a 6’11” center with long arms and wide shoulders. He is also a good rebounder using his length to high point the basketball. Samuels does a nice job passing out of the post. He is also a plus shot blocker.

C Kenneth Nwuba-Beluchukwu(Mississippi)

Nwuba-Beluchukwu is a tenacious rebounder that plays with a never ending motor and competes on every single possession. He is a bit raw skill wise, but makes up for it with his motor. As a finisher he is tremendous slamming everything home with power. His length plays well defensively swatting shot after shot. The 6’8” post is also a good post defender keeping his man from getting to the spot they want.

C Akabueze Chuburuebuka Jude (Mississippi)

At 6’9” with a physical body Jude brings a lot of ability to the table. He is an elite rebounder that positions himself, boxes his man out, and goes after the ball with a high motor. Jude might have been the best rebounder at the camp. He completely owned the glass on both ends of the floor. He runs the floor great for his size and finishes well when the ball is in his hands. Jude is a little mechanical, but displays tools to work with offensively.

C EJ Williams (Middletown, OH)

Williams is huge at 6’10” and a wide body. For his size he is an incredible athlete with nimble footwork and agility. Offensively he creates space by using his body and getting deep post position. Around the hoop he has a soft touch and can finish with both hands. Williams is a plus rebounder that grabbed them at a high rate all weekend. He also blocked shots against both guards and fellow post prospects.

PF Kyle Rawson (22 Ft Academy, SC)

Rawson is a skilled international player that has spent time playing all over the world including Holland. He has only been in the United States for a year, but is acclimating to the American game well while still bringing what he has learned overseas to his game. Rawson stretches the floor with his left handed jumper to well beyond three point range. His shot has great mechanics. Rawson runs the floor extremely well and is a plus finisher that gets it up on the glass before the defender can get there. The forward always plays under control and with a high IQ for a post.

PF Andrew Tuazama (St. David’s, NC)

Tuazama has a grown man’s body at 6’5”. He is a good athlete that is powerful on the interior. He snatches rebounds with his strong hands right out of the air. The forward uses power around the hoop to finish and is a great offensive rebounder with a sick second jump. Tuazama flashed skill being able to handle it a little and making some quick interior passes. Defensively he pushes his man off the block and can defend small forwards on the perimeter.

PF Ross Ryan (Centerburg, OH)

This mobile power forward is elite running the floor and beating his fellow post players to that end for easy buckets. He has a soft touch around the hoop and a nice skill level.

PF Chris Parks (Georgia)

At 6’5” Parks is a big combo forward that is a great offensive rebounder positioning his body well to get rebounds. He plays with a high energy and gets a lot of second chance points because of the work he does on the glass.

PF Anquavious Pollard (Lanett, AL)

The 6’7” Pollard has a projectable body with long arms and a physical body. He is a mobile four man that handles it a little and can even knock down a three point shot.


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