Report on 2017 Sports Academy Competition Clinic
The second annual Sports Academy Competition Clinic was held Sunday October 1, 2017 at the Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks. Here is a report on the event (based on player performance in this event).
6’2 G/W Yatyn Anderson of Grenada HS 2019 (Team Independent)
Anderson is a strong and aggressive guard/wing that makes things happens. He’s a capable ball handler who can create for himself and others. He is a good passer who finds the open man consistently. His best asset is his ability to get to the basket on the drive on a consistence basis. He also has a nice pull-up game and is a solid rebounder and defender. Anderson projects to be a solid Division II prospect (with possible higher potential if his perimeter shot develop)
6’5 SF Kyle Colvin of Mission Prep 2018 (3 Ball 17U)
Colvin is a long armed wing man with a nice all-around skill set. He’s a capable ball handler and a real good passer who sees the floor well. He shoots the ball well with 3-point range and has a solid floater shot. He’s a very knowledgeable player with a high IQ. He could use some bulk/strength on his relatively slender frame. Colvin has Division I potential and is best suited as a system type player.
6’3 W CJ Finley of Valencia NS 2018 (EVO Vikings)
Finley is a wing man with a versatile all-around game. He’s a real nice passer who sees the floor and can make plays in transition. He can finish well, both in transition and in the half court and has a solid hesitation move. Finley looks to be a solid Division II prospect.
6’4 WF Omari Preston-Jordan of Berkeley HS 2019 (Team Independent)
Jordan is an athletic combo forward with long arms. He can score in a variety of ways in the paint area (finishing or posting up). He can also shoot it ok with 3 range. He’s also a capable rebounder and shot blocker. He needs to compete on every play but Jordan is a Division II prospect.
6’5 C/F Bailey Greenberg of Sherman OAKS CES HS 2021 (Impact)
Greenberg is a fairly athletic combo postman with long arms and soft hands. He has a good shooting touch from short to mid range and has a nice drop step on the block. He is also a capable rebounder. Greenberg’s game is still developing but he is certainly a Division I prospect.
6’4 SF Yohance Sharpe of Little Rock HS 2019 (BCG Elite/Crush)
Sharpe is a long and athletic wing with some explosiveness. He’s a capable ball handler and passer who has a solid mid-range pull up game. He moves ok without the ball and can shoot it ok with 3 range. He is a good driver with an impressive first step. Sharpe is a solid prospect with Division I potential.
6’2 PG Colin Walton of Thousand Oaks HS 2021 (Thousand Oaks HS)
Walton is a one man with a very nice all-round game. He has solid ball handling skills and does a nice job running a team. He’s an effective playmaker in transition that sees the floor well. He gets in the lane on a consistent basis to make plays for himself or others. He’s also a capable on- ball defender. Walton is a bright young Division I prospect with a promising future.
6’7 Kyler Warren of Atascadero HS 2018 (3 Ball 17 U)
Warren is a big-bodied five man with soft hands who is hard to guard on the block. He dribble operates effectively and has a clever mini jump hook. He can pass the ball and has good court vision from the post. He is a capable rebounder in his box. He also has a nice mid-range shooting touch. Warren needs to get his body better and develop more conditioning.
He lies on the fence between high Division II/low Division I.
Other Prospects To Consider:
5’9 PG Michael Atherton of Arroyo Grande HS 2020 (3 Ball J V)
Average/fair athlete, confident ball handler, can run a team, ok penetration, has a nice floater.
6’3 SF Tyler Braithwaite of Alemany HS 2020 (BTI)
Ok athlete, big body, capable ball handler, real solid driver who gets to the rim on a consistent basis, can rebound.
5’11 PG Jermaine Bennett of Antelope Valley HS 2018 (Skywalkers 17 U)
Good athlete with a nice first step, creates his own shot, has a decent floater, needs work on defense, does compete.
5’8 PG AJ Bautista of Providence HS 2018 (Team Independent)
Fair athlete, handles it well, has a nice pull up game and a nice floater, shoots it fairly well with 3 range, does have a motor.
6’2 SF Teo Dinnal of Highland HS 2019 (Skywalkers 15 U)
Fairly athletic, a bit thin, decent (set) shooter with 3 range, ok driver, and decent rebounder.
6’4 G/W Kenney Burton of Antelope Valley HS 2018 (Skywalkers 15 U)
Athletic, capable ball handler, does push the break, has a nice first step, can rebound.
6’0 G/W John “Jo Jo” Bray of Alemany HS 2020 (BTI)
Athletic, long arms, ok ball handler, fairly good passer, has an ok floater, decent driver.
5’9 PG/SG Ben Grant of Valencia HS 2018 (EVO Vikings)
Fair athlete, a little thin, ok ball handler, shoots it fairly well with 3 range, has a nice pull game.
6’2 S G Gage Gomez of Arroyo Grande HS 2020 (3 Ball 17 U/JV)
Fairly long arms, excellent shooter with 3-point range (release is a bit slow) moves fairly well without the ball, makes good decisions.
6’4 G/W Bryce Hilton of Mission Prep 2020 (3 Ball 17 U/JV)
Has a nice motor, effectively offensive rebounder, moves ok without the ball, team player.
6’1 CG Tre Harrill of Hart HS 2018 (BTI)
Good athlete, handles it fairly well, finishes ok in transition, pulls up effectively in the half court, and has a nice hesitation move and a nice first step.
6’3 W Zach Hawkins of Valencia HS 2018 (EVO Vikings)
Average athlete, can score from all three areas (perimeter, middle, inside) high IQ player.
5’9 CG Stephen Mahoney of Eastside HS 2020 (BCG Elite/ Crush)
Runs the floor well, handles it well, makes plays in transition, shoots it ok with long 3-point range, has a nice first step, needs bulk/strength
6’2 G/W Noah Peterson of Oak Park HS 2020 (Team Independent)
Average athlete, a little thin, ok ball handler, shoots it fairly well with 3 range.
5’9 PG Favour Princewill of Valencia HS 2021 (Impact)
Ok athlete, ok ball handle, drives hard to the basket, can defend, and plays hard.
6’0 PG AJ Panetta of Arroyo Grande HS (3 Ball 17 U)
Real solid ball handler and passer, decent shooter with 3 range, has a mid-range pull up game, knows to run a team.
6’0 SG Max Rowley of Mission Prep 2020 (3 Ball 17 U/JV)
Average athlete, competitive, shoots it ok with 3 range, reads screens well.
6’4 PF/C Justin Stanzanio of Thousand Oaks NS 2020 (Thousand Oaks HS)
Decent ball handler, has a one-bounce drive, creative around the basket, solid rebounder, does work hard.
6’3 G/W Hunter Thorne of Thousand Oaks HS 2019 (Thousand Oaks HS)
Capable ball handler, passes it well, does see the floor, has a floater, can rebound.
6’3 PF Joe Whelan of Providence HS 2018 (Team Independent)
Average athlete, long arms, nice post up game, solid up and under move and jump hook, has an ok one-bounce drive, capable rebounder.
Names to Note:
6’1 PG Ahmad Albinex of Oxnard HS 2020 (BTI)
6’1 G/W Bake Ballard of Valencia HS 2018 (EVO Vikings)
6’1 SG Noah Bello of Thousand Oaks HS 2018 (Thousand Oaks HS)
6’5 PF Tyler Brabant of Thousand Oaks HS (Thousand Oaks HS)
6’0 PG Isaiah Diaz of Desert Christian HS 2020 (Skywalkers 15 U)
6’4 SF Chris Garnett of Campbell Hall HS 2019 (BTI)
6’4 PF Jonny Garnett of Campbell Hall HS 2019 (BTI)
5’10 PG Zamaurian George of Eastside HS 2019 (BCG Elite/Crush)
6’1 SG Ryan Hoffman of Notre Dame HS 2021 (Impact)
5’10 PG Kirk Helling of Providence HS 2018 (Team Independent)
6’0 PG Blake Motoyasu of Valencia HS 2018 (EVO Vikings)
6’4 SF Remy Paquet of Mission Prep 2018 (3 Ball 17 U)
5’10 CG Christian Pena of Valencia HS 2018 (EVO Vikings)
6’0 PG Angel Smith of Palmdale HS 2019 (Skywalker 15 U)
5’11 CG Ian Vandomeeman of Desert Christian HS 2018 (Skywalkers 17 U)
6’1 SG Michael Welikala of Thousand Oaks HS 2021 (Thousand Oaks HS)