Majzoub Mixtape Reviews

We evaluate a trio of SMU basketball prospects inside!

Jalon Miller- SF, Seagoville (2015)

Scoring: Miller is a complete player who can do a little bit of everything on offense. He has a smooth jump shot and has started to develop much more range on it. Miller is also an explosive athlete who attacks the rim and finishes extremely well at the basket. He loves dunking over opponents and does a great job of getting to the foul line. Miller hasn't heard much from college programs yet, but that should change when more coaches get a chance to watch him play.

Playmaking Ability: Miller makes things happen with his energy and aggressiveness. He doesn't have the best ball skills or passing ability, but Miller is a great teammate who does all the little things to help his team win. At 6-foot-6, Miller creates second chance opportunities on the glass a lot and fights for every loose ball. He will at times get too aggressive and turn the ball over, but overall Miller is the type of player coaches would love to have on their team.

Defense: Miller does a great job on defense using his long arms and quick feet to be disruptive. He is a terrific one-on-one defender because of his athleticism and energy. Miller also competes hard for rebounds and has the versatility to guard multiple different positions. Every once in a while, Miller will have a highlight reel block in transition that shows his potential. He still needs to add more muscle to his frame, but overall Miller is a terrific defensive prospect.

Side Note: Miller is a member of the Texas Select in AAU, which makes him teammates with fellow SMU targets Myles Turner and Marques Bolden.

Offers: None.

Measureables: 6-6, 210

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

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Harrison Henderson- PF, South Grand Prairie (2016)

Scoring: Henderson is a super long forward who can score in the post as well from the wing. He is crafty with his back to the basket and does a great job of finishing in the paint. Henderson can also make jumpers when left open, but needs to improve his shot mechanics. He is still adjusting to playing out of the post area, but has upside because of his athleticism and versatility. As he continues to develop, Henderson could be one of the best players in his class.

Playmaking Ability: Henderson is still developing his perimeter game as he transitions to small forward and needs to work on his ball handling and passing skills more. Although he has an NBA body, Henderson needs to add a lot of strength and muscle to his frame as he continues to grow. He also needs to play with a high motor more consistently and improve his shot selection. With the right coaching, however, Henderson could be an impact perimeter player in college.

Defense: Henderson is one of the best rebounders and defenders in his class. He is athletic enough to compete for every rebound and has the ability to guard multiple positions because of his length. Henderson still needs to improve his foot speed and agility to become a better one-on-one defender on the perimeter and needs to play with more energy consistently. Still, he will improve a lot before graduating and has the potential to be a very destructive defensive player.

Side Note: Henderson is a member of the Pro Skills in AAU. He transferred from Triple A Academy.

Offers: SMU, Baylor, Kansas State, New Mexico State, Oklahoma, Texas Tech and Tulsa.

Measureables: 6-7, 190

Ranking: The Class of 2016 is still unranked.

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Dashawn McDowell- PG, Oklahoma City Southeast (OK) (2016)

Scoring: McDowell is a tall guard with excellent court vision and great slashing ability. He uses a quick first step to take his defenders off the dribble and does a great job of scoring around the rim. McDowell isn't a great three-point shooter yet, but he is a reliable mid-range jump shooter. He also uses his size to get to the basket and can finish through contact with either hand. If he can continue to develop his jumper, McDowell has a world of upside as a guard.

Playmaking Ability: McDowell is a terrific playmaker because of his size and court vision. He is a great teammate who racks up a lot of assists and understands how to run an offense. McDowell also has very sound ball skills and rarely turns the ball over. He seems to always make the right pass and create easy buckets for his teammates. McDowell is big enough to play shooting guard, but his high basketball IQ and ability to create makes him a very dangerous point guard.

Defense: McDowell is a very good on-ball defender because of his size and athleticism. At 6-foot-5, he has an advantage over most guards in his class and does a great job of using his long arms and quick feet to disrupt opponents. McDowell still needs to add more muscle to his frame and work on becoming a better rebounder. However, he is versatile enough to guard multiple positions and has the chance to be shut down defender in college.

Side Note: McDowell is a member of the Dallas Mustangs in AAU. He is expected to watch SMU take on Memphis in Moody this weekend.

Offers: Tulsa and Weber State

Measureables: 6-4, 165

Ranking: The Class of 2016 is still unranked.

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