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We evaluate a trio of SMU basketball prospects inside!

Pat McCaw- SG, Montrose Christian (MD)

Scoring: McCaw is a versatile guard who can really shoot the ball. He has a very smooth release and is a terrific 3-point shooter. McCaw can also put the ball on the floor and take it to the basket. He is a sneaky athlete and has good size. McCaw is tough to guard out on the perimeter and can play multiple positions. He finishes well through contact and gets by defenders with his terrific ball-handling skills. McCaw is a high-volume scorer with very intriguing upside.

Playmaking Ability: McCaw is a very good passer with terrific ball skills. He routinely makes great passes and sets up teammates to score with his vision and basketball IQ. He's unselfishness and ability to score make him very dangerous in transition and the half court. McCaw's whole game is very smooth and controlled. He is also an underrated athlete, but has the ability to grow into a much better overall player as he adds more muscle to his frame.

Defense: McCaw has the ability to be a much better defender than he has shown. He has good length and versatility to guard multiple positions, but struggles at times. McCaw could develop into a great one-on-one defender if he develops his footwork and continues to mature. He doesn't always play hard on and has to improve his rebounding a lot. McCaw maybe one of the best offensive players in the state, but he still has a lot of work to do on the defensive end.

Side Note: McCaw is a member of the Mac Irvin Fire in AAU. He is high school teammates with 2015 SMU target Allonzo Trier.

Offers: SMU, Bradley, Florida State, Illinois State, Loyola (IL), Missouri, Missouri State, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Saint Louis, Virginia Tech, and Wichita State

Measureables: 6-5, 180

Ranking: A three-star in the Class of 2014.


Edward Morrow- PF, Simeon (IL) (2015)

Athleticism: Morrow is an undersized power forward who plays with a high-motor and constant energy. He has great length and is relentless in pursuit of the ball. Morrow is long and bouncy with a great ability to finish through contact. He played on a team with a lot of terrific scorers at Simeon and fit into his role very well. Morrow also runs the floor really well and is dynamic in transition. Although he doesn't have terrific ball skills, Morrow is one of the best athletes in his class.

Scoring: Morrow uses his athleticism and motor to score points in the paint. He is a great finisher and loves to throw down big time dunks over defenders. Morrow also plays above the rim in transition and runs the floor very well. He is tough under the basket and great on the offensive glass. Because of his lack of pure height, Morrow will need to continue to improve his skill level, but should do that with the right coaching in college.

Defense: Morrow is one of the best defenders in the state. He is an excellent rebounder on both ends of the floor and can dominate the glass. Morrow is also a great shot blocker and plays terrific on ball defense. He has ideal length and plays with incredible effort at all times. He has the versatility to guard multiple positions and doesn't mind getting physical with bigger opponents. Morrow might not be the most skilled player, but he is an incredible defender and athlete.

Side Note: Morrow is also a member of the Mac Irvin Fire in AAU. His mother, Nafeesah Morrow, played basketball at Nebraska.

Offers: SMU, Bradley, Illinois-Chicago, Iowa, Massachusetts, and Nebraska.

Measureables: 6-7, 180

Ranking: A three-star in the Class of 2015.


Randall Broddie- PG, Potomac HS (MD) (2016)

Scoring: Broddie is lefty with terrific ball skills and foot speed. He is a creative shot maker and plays like a classic scoring point guard. Broddie can make shots off balance and does a great job of finding openings in the defense. He enjoys playing at high speeds and attacking the rim or using a quick pull-up jumper to score. Broddie needs to get bigger and stronger to help him become a better finisher, but his speed and quickness make him very dangerous in transition.

Playmaking Ability: Broddie has good vision and ball handling skills. He still needs to develop into a better decision maker and work on his feel for the game. Broddie does a good job of finding teammates on drives, but needs to become a more consistent passer. In college, he will learn how to run a team more properly and improve his point guard skills. For now, Broddie is an intriguing prospect with terrific handles and great confidence.

Defense: Broddie needs to work on his defense a lot before going to the next level. He lacks the size to stay with bigger opponents and needs to add more muscle to his frame. Broddie will collect a few steals every now and then, but has to become a more consistent one-on-one defender. He is also a below-average rebounder, but can do a good job pressuring the ball handler. Broddie is still very young so his defense should make big strides before he graduates high school.

Side Note: Broddie is a member of Team Takeover in AAU. He has also taken an unofficial visit to Maryland. He averaged 16.5 points, 4.4 assists, and 2.3 rebounds per game last year.

Offers: SMU and DePaul.

Measureables: 6-2, 165

Ranking: Rankings for the Class of 2016 are not out yet.


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