2005 PG Chris Douglas-Roberts (6'5" * The Family)
I would not call Chris a true Point Guard in the traditional since of the word. But, oh my, he is the type of guard that would thrive in the NC State offense. He is a quick riser off the floor and to me that quickness was what set him apart from other players on the court. He can make the good pass, but he can also take you one-on-one in the post (Grundy like). He also showed a flair for the lost mid-range jumper. I loved this kid's game. Player he most reminds me of: Julius Hodge. I know it might sound cliché to say so, but in this case I think it fits.
2005 SG KC Rivers (6'5" *
What can you say about the star player on a team that went 0 for 3 at
Boo? Two words…
2005 F Jay Brown (6'6" *
Nice combo forward that showed some explosion in the game I saw him against the Charlotte Royals. He plays on the perimeter a lot, however he was most effective going into and around the paint. He caught one ally oop pass where his head looked to be above the rim. Slammed for two points! Player he most reminds me of: Jay reminded me of 2004 UConn commit Rudy Gay, although at this point I would not call Brown a 5-star catch.
|#21 Rasheem Barrett|
2005 G Rasheem Barrett (6'5" *
Wow! This was a player to get excited about. Against the Charlotte Royals he played point guard and he handled the position well. He has the athleticism that creates a lot of trouble for opposing defenses, and he stayed in control of his game throughout. That was what I liked about him. He didn't try to do too much but did more than enough to help his team. Unfortunately he got undercut by KC Rivers and had to leave the game with what looked like a bruised hip. Player he most reminds me of: I want to say he looked like 2004 Duke commit DeMarcus Nelson, but that may be a stretch. Mainly because I think Rasheem is more disciplined in his game. But you can see the athleticism bubbling to come out.
2005 PF Kevin Swinton (6'9" * NC Gator)
The bad news here is that NC State will have to face
Kevin Swinton every time they hit the floor against
I wanted to scout Tennessee
Traveler Jonathan Adams and NC Gator William Graves but both were no shows at
Boo this year.