Here is a look at the prospects who participated in the Hoop Review evaluation workout on Thursday October 29 at the Slam Academy in Hayward.
6’0 CG Aaron Garibay of Palma HS (2021)
Garibay is an energetic combo guard with skills who runs the floor well. His bread and butter is the transition pull up shot from long range. He puts it up with a lot of confidence and can knock it down.
Garibay can handle and pass it and also has a mid-range pull up. He does move fairly well without the ball. His task at this point is to show more at the defensive end.
Do put him on the radar in 2021 for college coaches to check out.
6’5 SF/PF Mason Hundall of Dublin HS (2022)
Hundall is an athletic and talented combo forward who has a nice all-around game offensively. He can bounce it and get to the hoop on the drive and he shoots it ok with 3 range. He posts up a little and pulls up some mid-range.
Hundall can rebound and has the length and athleticism to go get the ball. He needs to be more aggressive defensively. He has a slender build and needs to develop more bulk/strength to prepare for the next level. And he must be more vocal on the court.
But this kid is a definite prospect and coaches need to get involved with him.
6’1 SG Ahjani Lewis of Jesuit HS (2024)
Lewis is an athletic shooting guard with a good understanding of the game. He has a very promising future with what he brings to the table. He is a confident ball handler and a good passer who can make plays in transition. Lewis has a solid mid-range game and he shoots it ok with 3 range.
He understands help defense well for a young player. He does need to be more aggressive as an on-ball defender. And like many others, he must be more vocal on the court.
Lewis is a bright-looking prospect and will play college basketball. The only question is what level he ends up at.
5’10 PG Cameron Lockett of Los Banos HS (2022)
Lockett is a fairly athletic one-man who can really run. And he never stops running. He’s a solid ball handler who is effective on the fast break. He passes it pretty well and can find the open man.
Lockett shoots it well with long range and he takes good shots. He has a good first step and can get to the basket on the drive.
He’s an intriguing prospect who belongs on the 2022 radar. Coaches will be impressed with him.
6’0 PG Simon Minami of Palo Alto HS (2021)
Minami is a real competitive point guard with a high IQ who gets things done at both ends on a consistent basis. He’s a good ball handler who does not turn it over much and he makes good decisions.
Minami has a some burst and a sneaky first step and gets to the hoop on the drive quite well. He’s also a fairly good shooter with 3-point range.
He finds ways to come up with rebounds by effort and he is a solid on ball defender who works hard at pressuring the opponent.
Uniquely, this kid does a nice job of talking on the court and he is a leader in the truest sense of the word.
Note to college coaches: don’t sleep on him!
6’5 PF Rosstand Olama of Woodside Priory HS (2023)
Olama is a real hard-working four man who is very aggressive and has a very impressive all-around game. He can handle the ball and is really effective with the face-up drive. Olama can score in every other way possible… He can pull up in the mid-range, he can post up and he is a decent shooter with 3 range. He is also a very clever passer who drops dimes.
Olama is a good rebounder who goes after the ball and is a hard-working defender. He does the “dirty work” with great enthusiasm.
This kid has a great approach to the game and a bright future! He IS somebody you want on your side.
6’4 PF Aidan Rausch of Palo Alto HS (2021)
If you looked up WARRIOR in the dictionary you likely would see a picture of Aidan Rausch. This guy defines the meaning of playing hard. Strong, tough, aggressive, physical, relentless–he is all of that and more.
He spends a lot of time on the floor diving after a loose ball. He’s a good passer who makes on-the-money-passes. He drives hard to the hoop like a runaway locomotive. And he is a solid post-up player.
Rausch is a big-time rebounder and defender who thrives on “doing the dirty work.”
He is not fun to play against. College coaches would love having him on their side. Watch him and you will see…
6’3 SF Boden Sirey of Los Altos HS (2023)
Sirey is an active and aggressive three man who plays hard and gets things done on effort.
He can handle the ball and gets to the basket on the drive consistently. He is a good passer who is unselfish and sees the court. He does need to prove himself as a perimeter shooter.
Sirey brings it as a defender and rebounder does not back down to anyone.
This guy is a real nice fit for building a team. Put him on the 2023 radar coaches.
6’5 SF/PF Jacob Walker of Newark Memorial HS (2021)
Walker is a fairly athletic combo forward who does damage in a lot of different ways offensively.
He can bounce it and get to the hoop on the drive. He has a capable mid-range pull-up game. And he shoots it ok mid-range (his shot does look a little funny).
Walker is a good and willing passer as well. He pursues rebounds pretty consistently. He does need some work on the defensive end and needs to compete more consistently.
But he is a surefire prospect in the 2021 class who coaches need to check out.