Majzoub Mixtapes

Managing editor Omar Majzoub breaks down three SMU Hoops prospects in his latest Majzoub Mixtapes.

Jordan Cornish- SG/SF, Brother Martin HS (LA)

Scoring: Cornish is a big guard who is a terrific outside shooter and scorer. He can put the ball on the floor and attack the basket, but he is at his best when he is used as a spot-up shooter. Cornish is a very well rounded wing player who has shown an ability to make shots from anywhere on the court. He needs to get stronger and more aggressive on offense, but he should be able to score a lot of points in his college career.

Playmaking Ability: Cornish doesn't have terrific playmaking skills for a guard. He isn't a good ball handler and needs to improve his passing a lot. Cornish is also not a great athlete and doesn't have great strength. His ability to shoot and score the basketball will be very valuable to his team in college, but Cornish needs to improve the other parts of this game a lot more. Right now, he is seen as a guard who can only play off the ball.

Defense: Cornish is a good defender and excellent rebounder for his position. He has nice size that allows him to fight for boards in the paint with much stronger big men. Cornish also does a great job of staying in front of smaller defenders and playing passing lanes. He won't collect many blocks, but Cornish utilizes his size and toughness to make a nice impact on the defensive end.

Side Note: Cornish was a member of the New Orleans Elite in AAU. He was recently released from his letter of intent at Tennessee. He was expected to take a visit to SMU, but has decided to visit UNLV instead. Last year, Cornish averaged 23.5 points and 8 rebounds per game while leading his team to the regional round of the Class 5A playoffs.

Offers: SMU, Louisiana Tech, UCLA, Oklahoma, Purdue, Wake Forest, Richmond, Houston, Nebraska, Florida State, UTEP, Vanderbilt, and VCU.

Measureables: 6-6, 210

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

Deng Adel- SF, Victory Rock Prep (FL)

Scoring: Adel is a long, athletic small forward with a lot of upside and potential in his game. He has a nice shooting touch, especially from midrange, and has improved his outside shooting a lot. Adel also plays with terrific energy on both ends and excels on fast breaks. He attacks defenders off the dribble and uses his athleticism to finish strong at the basket. Adel is still a very raw prospect with a lot to learn, but he has the potential to become a very dangerous wing player.

Playmaking Ability: Adel isn't a terrific playmaker yet, but he has the potential to change that. He handles the ball well for his size and always plays with enery but under control. Adel needs to improve on his passing skills and cut down the amount of turnovers. His energy and athleticism make him a very good forward in transition, but he has shown an ability to post smaller defender when he slows the game down. Adel has some improving to do on both ends, but coaches love how he always competes and plays hard.

Defense: Adel is a very underrated defender who can lock down some talented scoring wings. Adel ‘s length and lateral quickness make him very good one-on-one defender who can guard multiple positions. Adel also collects blocks and steals by playing with great energy and fighting for every loose ball. He can get lost at times when switching or playing team defense, but overall Adel has a chance to be a very good defender in college.

Side Note: Adel is from Australia but he is a native of Sudan. He averaged a double-double at Victory Rock last year.

Offers: SMU, Auburn, Connecticut, Louisville, Florida, Georgia Tech, LSU, USC Virginia Tech, and more.

Measureables: 6-7, 185

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

Dwayne Bacon- SF, IMG Academy (FL)

Scoring: Bacon is a very smooth, powerful wing player who is dangerous with the ball in his hands. He has the ability to score in a variety of ways because of his excellent touch and body control. He finishes above the rim on fast breaks and uses his great ball handling skills to attack the basket in the halfcout. Bacon also has a nice stepback jumper and can finish through contact with heavy traffic. He needs to continue to work on his outside shooting, but Bacon is a very difficult matchup on the offense.

Playmaking Ability: Bacon needs to work on dominating games more consistently and staying in attack mode. He doesn't have a great motor and isn't an explosive athlete by any means. However, Bacon is a good ball handler and passer for a wing player. He changes speeds very well and has the ability to make plays in the halfcourt. Bacon will need to cut down on the turnovers and mistakes before college, but he brings terrific talent, athletic ability and scoring to any team.

Defense: Bacon struggles on the defensive end, but has the potential to improve with better coaching. He isn't a terrific athlete, but has great body control and feel for the game. Bacon benefits from guarding small players, but has shown an ability to compete for rebounds in the paint with much bigger players. He may never be a lockdown defender in college, but Bacon can be much more effective on that end if he put more effort into it consistently.

Side Note: Bacon is a member of the Showtime Ballers in AAU. He tweeted, "Larry Brown likes my game so I know I have pro potential! #Blessed" this week.

Offers: SMU, Auburn, Cincinnati, Connecticut, Baylor, Clemson, DePaul, Florida State, Georgetown, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Louisville, LSU, Marquette, Memphis, Miami, Mississippi State, NC State, Ohio State, Oklahoma State, Old Dominion, USC, UNLV, UCLA, South Florida, UCF, Texas A&M, Virginia Tech, Texas, Tennessee, Xavier, and more.

Measureables: 6-6, 200

Ranking: A four-star in the class of 2015 and the No. 5 ranked small forward.


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