Posted On: 07/24/18 5:51 AM
As we’re still seeing many of these 2021 prospects for the first or second time in July, it’s hard to get a great feel on their game, bad or good. Therefore, our All In HoopFest recaps on this class mostly include prospects with obvious talent or players we’ve watched multiple times this season.
Tyrese Hughey, 6’6” F, Ohio Hoopsters – Tillman / Licking Heights
We’ve continued to write about Hughey this grassroots season, but that’s because he’s showing improvements every time out. This weekend, Hughey put a kid on a poster and was soaring even higher for blocks and rebounds. His athleticism also shows itself in transition, where he normally beats large forwards up the floor and likes to push pace himself with the dribble.
Aidan Noyes, 6’4” W/F, Mid Ohio Pumas (Seeman) / Moeller
The wiry athlete from SW Ohio’s top high school program impressed as an offensive weapon. He aggressively attacked defenses when they were behind on their rotations, whether it was spot-up triples or straight-line drives. Noyes has decent quickness off the dribble and can elevate for layups at the rim. On a couple occasions, he even showed the beginnings of an in-between game with his pull-up jumper. Noyes also helped out on the boards with athleticism and length.
Given the Moeller system and amount of talent in the program, we fully expect Noyes to play JV as a sophomore. Yet, continual improvement for the two-sport athlete (baseball) could lead to him becoming a true hidden gem in this recruiting class down the line.
Aidan Reichert, 6’3” W/F, Shining Star – Price / Jackson Center
Reichert confirmed what we saw last weekend by impressing once again in Louisville. The strong-bodied 6’3” prospect plays with physicality on the boards and on interior defense. Reichert can definitely switch onto guards also. More than anything, we like his build and toughness; what he brings as a finisher is simply a bonus. Needs to be stronger with the ball in traffic.
Logan Duncomb, 6’8” C, Mid Ohio Pumas Elite (16U) / Moeller
We liked how Duncomb responded to physicality from opposing bigs this weekend. The kid is tough and plays with a chip on his shoulder. For example, he once bulldozed a kid after a testy possession on the other end of the floor. While we’re not condoning “dirty” play, who doesn’t want their big man to have a little nastiness to him, right?
Anyways, Duncomb actually has excellent balance in the post for a 15-year-old of his size. He finished with a natural touch over the shoulder against good defense. He also seemed to get his hand on every rebound on Sunday, whether it was a tip or an actual securing of the ball. Very active rebounder and a kid who plays to his strengths in general.