Today we take the spotlight to 5 players who stood out at the 2004 Full Court Press Fall Classic:
Lance Jacobs: Guard-6-3-Class of 2005-Bradshaw Mountain
Spot up shooter. Can stroke it deep. Plays hard, defends and plays tough. Jacobs falls into the "top 3 point shooters in the state" category. At Bradshaw Mountain he does not get the pub he would in Phoenix, but Jacobs is quickly establishing himself as a legit "next level" player. Strength and lateral quickness make Jacobs a serious prospect!
Monti Washington : Forward-6-3-Class of 2005-Apollo
After a remarkable performance at the #1 West Coast All-Star camp in July, Washington was selected a "Top 20" All-Star. Playing in front of 100+ coaches, Washington lit it up against the best in the West. A tremendous athlete, Washington, with continued improvement defensively, his handle and a stellar year at Apollo will play at the next level.
Roy McClemore: Guard-5-11-Class of 2005-Carl Hayden
McClemore had a bust out game Friday night, and continued his solid play all weekend. An undersized off-guard, this combo is a big-time athlete who's aggression and toughness attacking the basket could be the best in Arizona. Fearless finisher. 3 Pt range with good lift. Defends. Hayden teammate (Darnell Terry) make this 1-2 punch a top 3 backcourt in the State.
Rodney Brown: Point Guard-5-9-Class of 2005-St. Mary's
Brown continues to impress with his quick's. His transfer from Brophy mid-season in 2004 to Tempe High, then last month to St. Mary's has put his first on court appearance in January 2005 for the Knights. His development has been hurt by the travel, but he has the skills (great defender) to overcome the disarray. Last summer (2003) Hoopmasters.com rated Brown a top 2005 prospect in the west. With hard work as he sits out, he could comeback with a bang.
Darren Six: Wing-6-3-Class of 2005-North
A solid wing who saved his best in the Silver Championship game. A true 2/3 wing, Six can stroke it from 3, good athlete and plays hard. Ball skills are good. Has not received to much hype, but teaming with Trey Townsend at North make the Mustangs VERY DANGEROUS. A legit pre-season All-State pick, Six will surprise many in 2005. Silver Championship was awarded due to this Six Shooter's performance.