Mike Pegram, Peegs.com

Spring live period scouting reports: Class of 2019

We finish of our spring live period scouting reports with thoughts on the Class of 2019.

Several juniors-to-be picked up Indiana scholarship offers this month so they were a big focus of our time.

SEE RELATEDSpring evaluation period scouting reports: Class of 2018

Here are our scouting thoughts along with player stats where available for the Class of 2019 prospects that have received Indiana recruiting interest.

http://www.scout.com/player/201005-trendon-watford?s=170

AAU Team - Nike Team Florida (Nike EYBL)

AAU Spring Stats - 11.5 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 1.8 apg, 2.0 topg, 46.4 FG%, 30.8 3FG%, 64.0 FT%

Scouting thoughts: Already a five-star in this class, Watford is bit more of a small forward than his older brother because he puts it on the floor a little better and is a tad more explosive. Shoots its well and was a pretty consistent scorer over the two weekends. Even showed a good post up game at times.  Playing on a new team with several other younger 2019 players, Watford and Team Florida had mixed results due to that unfamiliarity.

http://www.scout.com/player/206789-james-wiseman?s=170

AAU Team - Bradley Beal Elite (Nike EYBL)

AAU Spring Stats - 11.6 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 0.5 apg, 0.8 topg,1.6 bpg, 62.5 FG%, 50.0 3FG%, 60.0 FT%

Scouting thoughts: Live body who gets up and runs the court, blocks shots, rebounds. Really nothing to dislike about Wiseman, almost the ideal power forward. Especially  because he doesn't show any of the popular desire to play a lot on the perimeter -- took just two 3-pointers this month.  Looks like he's grown to at least 6-foot-10.

http://www.scout.com/player/204537-keion-brooks?s=170

AAU Team - Spiece Indy Heat (Nike EYBL)

AAU Spring Stats - 18.8 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 1.4 apg, 1.8 topg, 51.5 FG%, 31.2 3FG%, 71.4 FT%

Scouting thoughts: Brooks has taken a huge leap since last year when he was too frail and inexperienced to get much done against superior 17U level talent. He's still too skinny but more explosive and much more adept at swooping to the basket, using his length to finish before the defense can react. In Indy this past weekend he didn't fall in love with taking 3-pointers, a past issue. Instead he took just 1.5 per game and yet he was still very productive. In his final game Sunday he scored 25 points, earning 14 trips to the line. 

http://www.scout.com/player/210396-isaiah-stewart?s=170

AAU Team - The City Rocks (Nike EYBL)

AAU Spring Stats - 11.8 ppg, 9.5 rpg, 0.6 apg, 2.2 topg, 0.6 bpg, 52.0 FG%, 0.0 3FG%, 54.5 FT%

Scouting thoughts: Stewart is a very physical big who plays bigger than 6-foot-8. Still very raw but showed some half hooks and other methods of finishing. Gets fouled a lot so has to become a better free throw shooter.  Pretty close to a double-double guy this month even though he doesn't always play heavy minutes.

http://www.scout.com/player/214499-trayce-jackson-davis?s=170

AAU Team - Team Teague (adidas Gauntlet)

AAU Spring Stats - No stats available

Scouting thoughts: We caught Jackson-Davis one time over the evaluation period and he played well as several coaches including Indiana's Ed Schilling looked on. Up to 6-foot-8 now and a solid 215, he shows solid big man fundamentals -- keeps the ball high , good footwork. May get a little taller (dad is 6-foot-11). Starting to develop a mid-range shot. 

http://www.scout.com/player/204896-jeremiah-francis?s=170

AAU Team - Indiana Elite 2019 (adidas Gauntlet)

AAU Spring Stats - No stats available

Scouting thoughts:  Francis is an interesting prospect to evaluate. He's thick and pigeon toed but yet an excellent athlete who plays the game hard. Point guard who can score it.  Tough and strong, someone you appreciate the more you watch him. 


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