There's nothing flashy about
Metro Hawks point guard Mike Coburn had a better game Monday morning. Still haven't really seen enough of his outside shooting to evaluate it. As a ball-handler he's got a lot of speed and likes to push it but at times he gets caught over penetrating. You can see the ankle is still bothering Mike but he did drop a couple of nice dimes in this one. Coburn isn't always the Metro Hawks primary ball-handler and is more of a combo guard for his NY team. I actually wish they would put the ball in his hands more because he's by far their most effective point guard.
By now most of the 2007 prospects have a list of schools they're checking
into but Coburn is not that far along in his recruiting process. The
Coburn gets advice from someone UConn fans are familiar with; fellow
"He talks to me about the game period, not really about UConn, but about the game and life."
As they always do, Boo Williams drew quite a crowd for their afternoon
contest vs. the Cleveland Titans. Stefan Welsh showcased his scoring ability in
this one torching the Titans for 28 points. He was awesome with Xavier and
The next matchup on court 6 pitted 6-10
Wright got off to a slow start but finished the first quarter with 5
points. A poor job boxing out at the end of the quarter resulted in a Ferrari
putback with time winding down. After that Wright provided plenty of highlights;
a huge putback jam tied the game at 34, then showing off his ability to defend
and run the floor, he had a block at one end, ran the floor, and finished it off
with an alley oop dunk! There were also several one-on-one matchups with
Between games I checked out Terrell McKenzie again and saw very little of his game but did she him can two 3-point shots from the top of the key. I also watched the Illinois Warriors a couple of times Monday. Duke commit Jon Scheyer is a skinny guy but boy is he tough and he can really get to the rim. I thought Manuel Cass reminded me very much of Julian Wright. Julian is thicker but Cass is real athletic and can do a bunch of different things. I'm not sure which schools are recruiting him but I can't imagine the Carbondale, IL star doesn't have some majors knocking on his door.
In my final game of the day, Wright's Mufreesboro Stars took on the Alabama Lasers. It was about quality and not quantity in this one for Brandan. Though he only finished with 13 points, and 3 rebounds those points came on some smooth offensive moves. What amazes me about Wright is how quickly he's at the rim. In a split second he's off the floor and dunking the ball. Everything he does just looks smooth – the way he runs, the way he rebounds, the way he passes the ball. No wonder why he draws the crowd of coaches that he does.