Pangos All-American Camp Scouting Recap Pt. 2

Adam was at the Pangos All-American Camp on Saturday and there were 10 SMU recruits in action. Here is a quick recap of how some of them performed that day.

D-Jery Baptiste, 6'11' center: Baptiste is too strong for any high school player to defend him, which is why he is fouled frequently in the post. This is problematic, however, because he is not a very good free throw shooter. On defense Baptiste is everywhere. He closes out on jump shooters and had a massive block on a transition dunk. When he was on the court, the other team rarely attempted to attack the paint. The next thing Baptiste to improve on is his endurance; he quickly was putting his hands on his hips and walking up the court after a possession because of fatigue.

Jimmy Whitt, 6'2'' combo guard: During drills, Whitt had his shot going for him from all spots on the court. In fact, Whitt often leaned back during drills to make the shot more difficult. He has a little hitch at the top of his jump shot but is so accurate that it does not matter. Whitt also has a nice floater that he can make with either hand. Despite his ability to score, during the game Whitt did not force his shot and took what the defense gave him. Once in transition, he threw a perfect bounce pass to Barefield for a step-up three pointer. Whitt is a pest on defense. In the full court press, he harasses the ball handler up and down the court.

Malik Beasley, 6'4'' combo guard: The first thing you notice about Beasley is how athletic he is. Whenever he had free time and there was a free hoop he was out there doing windmill dunks and catching lobs for thunderous slams. In the game he had a couple of big dunks in transition, one off of his own steal. He did not have his jump shot going during drills but in the game Saturday he hit a couple of jumpers, including a corner three. Where he needs to improve is in his decision-making. Beasley often attempted dangerous passes or ill-advised shots.

Elijah Thomas and Allonzo Trier were scheduled to be at the camp but did not make it.

For the next and final Pangos All-American Camp recap, Adam saw Isaiah Briscoe, Admon Gilder, Shake Milton and Zach Norvell.

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