Long Island Underclassman Worth Watching

Reporter Mike Sullivan takes a look at the individual game of Tavon Sledge, an underclassman who competes for Half Hollow Hills West High School in Dix Hills, New York ...

One can easily say that as talented senior prospect Tobias Harris went so did the Half Hollows Hills West High School boy's basketball team. While Harris is clearly one of the top ten players in the country, there was more to this talented team than just the McDonald's All American.

One of the more productive, noticeable players on the court for HHHW was backcourt sparkplug Tavon Sledge, a 5-foot-10, 165-pounder.

Sledge is an aggressive guard, skillful in lead guard responsibilities but able to produce points on spinning, hard drives to the paint against the big bodies near the rim.

Reported earlier by the national scouts here on Scout.com, Sledge has an offer from West Virginia while having some mild interest from other Big East programs.

What Sledge does well is create scoring opportunities for himself and his teammates with his vicious drives to the basket, relentless sometimes in nature.

What needs to be addressed is the negative side of being so nasty and without fear, the turnovers and decision making.

Sledge is an exciting player, fun to watch, producing a few thrills every game. If he is able to mature in decision making, and add some consistency in at least a foul line jumper, Tavon will be quite an effective weapon on a high division one level.

Tavon is worthy of watching this spring and summer and worth the price of admission.


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