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Top 12 Underclassmen
- Taylor Rohde - 6-7 - P - Pinnacle - 2008
Payton has great court vision. His ability to get the ball to the open man is superb for a soph. Ball skills and attacking the middle are solid. Payton HAS to develop a jumper consistently from 15-17ft. Knocking down the 3 will make his game much more effective. Clearly the most skilled PG in his class. Body type and maturity don't indicate an increase in height so the jumper is key. He reminds me of Mark Meadows at same stage (body type) so unless he continues to develop skill wise, others will catch up to him.
Surprise of the day! I loved this kid! First time evaluation so a couple more are needed BUT… this kid is explosive! Quick hops and attacks glass with no fear. Finishes in traffic. Needs development from 15-17ft. Has tools to become a dangerous threat. Hard to guard. One to watch in 05-06!
Hart understands the game and uses his strengths. Plays hard at both ends and takes what is given. Most young prospects force to many shots, not Hart. He has a chance to really develop into a nice prospect with continued development.
Coleman is just now coming of an elbow injury and needs time to get back to full strength. He has a great PG body, long arms, lengthy and room to develop. Nice feel for the game and sees the open court. Has ball skills but needs improvement in traffic. Foot speed will improve with maturity along with outside jumper, Can defend and plays hard. Match up with Entner in first game and did a good job. One to watch in the next year!
Strong physical athlete. Reminds me of an Eli Davis (Deer Valley 05). Needs basketball skill development and in time could develop into a nice prospect. Does not back down around glass.
Athletic with bounce in his legs. Can defend and block shots with his athleticism. Had a spectacular lob dunk. Needs to develop face the basket skills. Improved outside jumper and ball skills will elevate his stock over next 2 years. Another athlete for the Valley!
Transfer from California. Athlete who needs time to gel with new system and team. Showed his skill around glass. Look for Jones to start excelling sometime after the 1st of the year. Long arms and body type make him very interesting prospect. Another who needs to become a basketball player, not just another athlete on the floor.
Others to Watch:
Kyle Young - Pinnacle - 2007 - Had solid showing
Mitchell Watts - Desert Edge - 2008 - This lefty who needs to mature physically
Corey Meers - Cactus - 2008 - Tough inside player
Niko Sachs - Cactus 2008 - Athletic wing
DJ Lewis - South Mountain - 2007 - Solid for the Mountain
Trevor Lightfoot - Horizon - 2007 - PG in charge of leading Horizon in 05-06
Kuamaine Johnson - Agua Fria - 2007 - Lefty, athletic
Chad Thompson - Deer Valley - 2007 - Starts for the Valley
Andrew Fulbright - Desert Edge - 2008 - Hit 6 3's in first game. Does not defend!
Gil Morales - Desert Edge - 2008 - Plays hard
- Look for the top 5 prospects by position