Hoop Review Evaluation Workout-Thursday August 13th, 2020
Here is look at the prospects from the Hoop Review evaluation/workout from Thursday August 13th at Slam Academy in Hayward.
6’2 SG Carmelo Clarke- Tarver of St Joseph-Notre Dame HS (2022)
Clarke-Tarver is a fairly athletic two guard with a solid all-around offensive game.
He is a capable ball handler and passer who will push the ball in transition and has a nice pull-up shot on the break.
In the half court Clarke-Tarver can shoot the ball with long range and he has a solid hesitation move on the drive. He does need to do a better job of moving without the ball.
He has a pretty good understanding of how to play and he has a pretty competitive nature.
Clarke-Tarver is a college prospect-the level remains to be seen.
6’2 G/W Jorren Edmonds of Washington HS (221)
Edmonds is an athletic guard/wing who can score at all three levels and is s difficult matchup for the opponent.
He does a nice job attacking and finishing in transition. In the half court he has a very effective pull-up game mid-range. His first step is good and he can beat defenders on the drive. Edmonds can shoot it enough to force the defense to come out and guard him.
He is an active defender who can guard on ball. And he is a solid rebounder who pursues the ball.
Edmond has some real possibilities and belongs on the 2021 radar for college coaches.
6’4 SF/PF Kenny Harper of Valley Christian HS (2023)
Harper is a strong and athletic combo forward who plays with a lot of effort and aggressiveness at both ends. And he has some skills to go along with his hard-working approach.
He can bounce it and get to the basket on the drive. He passes it and plays unselfishly. Harper does shoots it ok with 3-point range.
Clearly his best asset is his ability to rebound the ball. He goes after it on every shot attempt like it is a million dollars. And if he gets his hands on it you aren’t getting it away from him. He is also a willing defender.
Harper is a guy who can impact the game at both ends and any coach will appreciate what he brings to the table
6’1 SG Amos Hodgson of Bishop O’Dowd HS (2023)
Hodgson is an athletic two guard who does damage at both ends. His ability to make athletic plays consistently is the most impressive thing about him.
He can handle and pass it and he has an effective pull-up game, both in transition and in the half court. He is an ok (set) shooter who is showing that he can keep the defense honest and make them come out and guard him. Impressively, Hodgson also has a nice lefty floater.
He is a solid on-ball defender who can pressure the opponent and he has the athleticism to go after rebounds.
Hodgson has some real possibilities as a 2023 college prospect.
6’1 PG Lee Hubbard III of Riordan 2021
Hubbard is athletic one-man with a pretty good feel for the game and an understanding of how to play.
His high IQ allows him to make pretty good decisions with the ball in his hands, both on the break and in the half court. He’s a solid handler who does not commit many turnovers and he is a willing passer who will find the open man.
Hubbard has a pull-up game in the half court and is showing a nice ability to get to the basket on the drive.
The most significant need for him at this point is to understand the importance of playing hard ALL the time, no matter what the circumstances are. If he does this, then he has some possibilities for the next level.
6’4 PF Quintin Kennedy of Riordan HS (2023)
Kennedy is a four man with a pretty solid skill set at the offensive end. He mostly plays facing the basket on the perimeter. But he will go inside at times.
Kennedy is a fairly good (set) shooter with 3-point range. And shoots it with a lot of confidence and believe that every shot is going in. He can bounce it some and also has a floater in his repertoire. He does need to move without the ball more.
Kennedy does need to work on increasing his athleticism. If that happens, he as some real possibilities moving forward. But he is a player who enjoys the game and is willing to work at it.
5’8 PG Joseph Mangonon of Washington HS (2021)
Mangonon is a highly competitive one-man who might be the very definition of toughness. He is a fighter who will battle the whole way and never back off.
He relishes the opportunity to step in and take a change (which is definitely unusual). He is fundamentally sound and does all the little things (most players don’t do).
Mangonon is a solid ball handler and passer who can run a team. He will distribute the ball selflessly. He does have a pull up game and a floater and can hit an open shot.
This kid is a nice fit and is a real team guy all the way.
6’1 CG Justice Owens of Pioneer HS (2022)
Owens continues to show his athleticism and skills in a positive manner. He runs very well and never stops running and he has a legit skill set.
He is a solid ball handler who is comfortable playing on or off the ball. And he can be a distributer or scorer as needed.
Owens sees the court on the break, shoots it fairly well with long range and he is a solid driver who can break down defenders.
He is a hard-working on-ball defender who will get after you. He does need to be more vocal.
Owens is a solid but relatively unknown prospect in the class of 2020.
6’3 W Mehki Thomas of Arroyo HS (2023)
Thomas is an excellent athlete wing who can really run and jump. He is a little on the thin side and could use some bulk/strength.
He handles it capably and he is an excellent rebounder (who really pursues the ball) and can get it and go coast to coast unless you stop him.
Thomas is a very good driver with a nice first step who can beat defenders almost at will. He is a decent shooter with 3 range, but his shot is a bit stiff and needs to become more fluid.
He is more than able to defend all perimeter positions.
Thomas does make a lot of effort plays and is a real promising prospect in the class of 2023 with a bright future.
6’1 SG Joshua Weatherbee of Turlock HS (2023)
Weatherbee is a two-guard who can contribute in different ways to helping a team and has a pretty good understanding of how to play.
He can handle and pass it and he is a fairly good (set) shooter with 3-point range. He does a nice job pursuing rebounds at both ends. He does need to move without the ball more consistently.
Weatherbee keeps it simple and does not make a lot of mistakes. This is certainly something that any coach can appreciate. He does need to be more vocal on the court.
6’0 SG/ PG Tyson Weatherbee of Turlock HS (2021)
Weatherbee (older brother of Joshua) is a competitive two guard who can fill in at the point as needed.
He is a confident ball handler and a good passer who is effective making plays in transition. He has a decent pull-up game in the half court. Weatherbee is a fairly good 3-point shooter and he penetrates in the lane well.
Most impressively he works hard on defense. He gets down in a stance and guards on ball aggressively.
Weatherbee is a guy who will make a favorable impression on any coach who wants to win.