GI Reviews three recent videos of power forward target Hasahn French

This weekend top front court target Hasahn French will visit Minnesota officially. GI runs you through what makes French a consensus top 150 ranked talent via review of the more recent video.

http://www.scout.com/college/basketball/recruiting/story/1706591-highlights-2017-pf-hasahn-french

GI Review:

  • You quickly notice how Hasahn French uses his left hand to get to the other side of the rim after moving around bigs.
  • Love his physical contact made inside after a power dribble as he displaces the defender and then quickly gets to the other side of the rim.
  • Physical attack to the basket is done with determination as French looks like he will go at anything in his path to the goal.
  • The handles on the break was something I did not expect to see.
  • Is left handed but there are examples of him using his right hand to finish as well.  Looks comfortable using it.
  • Twice used the crossover to get to the cup for a finger roll and the best sign is that French used it to separate going right to left, and left to right.

http://www.courtsidefilms.com/news_article/show/657595?referrer_id=1473345

GI Review:

  •  Video opens with French dunking in highlight style
  • We then get another example of French using his crossover to attack a bigger defender from the arc and get to the rim for an explosive finish
  • A lot more comfortable running the floor than I expected and based on highlights it seems like he is very active off the ball (watching a full game video would be better to know that of course).
  • First look at his perimeter jumper shows a clean looking left-handed touch and word is French shot the ball fairly well at the arc as a high school junior.  Not something he did often, but French took a couple threes a game last year.
  • There is a behind the back change of direction attack into a dunk that I did not expect either.  This guy is more than a bruiser it seems as he’s definitely comfortable facing up and attacking from 17 feet.
  • A couple more jumpers were made.  Like the release and form up top, feet seem different in every attempt though.
  • Used a hesitation dribble against a wing to get to the rim for another dunk.  Not only is he more comfortable facing than expected French seems to have several moves he can go to.
  • More examples of him going to his right hand and completing plays on the move. 
  • Expected most of the baskets to be physical battles around the hoop but there were several examples of face-up attacks including a hesitation dribble, the spin move, behind the back change of direction into a score, and crossover

GI Review:

  • Highlights of French this year playing in the EYBL
  • French played with two five star talents and a top 40 kid so the majority of his attempts with the PSA Cardinals were off the ball movement stuff like putbacks, floor runs, and off ball cuts.
  • Video opens with French getting to rebounds on three separate occasions. He led PSA in rebounding.
  • In the fourth frame, French rebounding, I liked how Hasahn pushed his teammate into help position defensively as it obviously shows that French has a knowledge of it and wasn’t just a backside bystander.
  • Four active baskets in a row were displayed, two with right hand finishes in traffic and two with left hand finishes.  All were relentless worker baskets.
  • Loved the blocks late in the video that were help-side protection blocks as French moved actively on defense.
  • Video ends with French going with his left to right crossover to the rim.


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