After a small delay while taking some time to provide coverage of last week’s Rocky Mountain Fall Showcase, we are this week finishing up our coverage of our Prime Time Prospects Combine. Today: A look at the top senior performers during the combine. Tomorrow: All-Combine Team and Combine King.
Kenneth Tack, 6-foot-3 guard, Pueblo West
Tack was among the top-level shooters at the combine, scoring high both from the 3-point line and the quick-burst interior shooting test. He played aggressively on defense during the games portion of the event, and he has solid ball skills. Tack, who averaged 12.9 points per game as a junior at Pueblo West, weighed in at 164 pounds and has a 6-foot-5 wingspan. He has the look of a solid small-college prospect.
Connor McCord, 6-foot-7 forward, Legend
The work McCord has put in to become a more explosive post player was evident during the combine. He was the fastest big man (6-4 or taller) in the 3-quarter court sprint with the ball, and his 36.5-inch vertical was in the top-10 of all players. In the games, McCord showed an ability to go attack rebounds rather than wait for them to come to him, and he ran the floor well.
Will Wittman, 6-foot-3 guard/forward, Arvada West
Wittman is a guy whose willingness to do whatever it takes to improve has paid dividends. At 6-foot-3, Wittman can play almost any position on the court. He played forward as a 6-foot-1 junior for Arvada West, so he learned solid post skills, but he also has the ball skills of a solid Division-II wing. Wittman was relentless during the games at the Combine, constantly attacking in transition, where he finished through contact and above the rim. He is also a knock-down shooter who finished second in 3-point shooting and second in the interior shooting. Wittman’s stock keeps rising.
Kris Hollins, 6-foot-3 guard, Rangeview
Hollins showed great athleticism with a 37-inch vertical and solid scores in the sprints. He really shined in the games, where he constantly attacked in transition. Hollins is long and athletic on defense, where his 6-6 wingspan helps him harass defenders. Hollins could use more consistency on his jump shot, but he has the physical tools to be an impact D-II player.
Tyrone Clark Jr., 5-11 guard, Liberty
Clark tied for the third-highest vertical (38 inches) was the fastest player in the three-quarter sprint. He has athleticism to burn, but he is also a polished offensive player who can run the point guard spot with great efficiency. He was also among the leaders in the 3-point and elbow shooting tests.
Steve Moe, 6-foot-1 guard, Conifer
Another strong shooter, Moe showed an ability to knock down spots from all spots on the floor. He’s also very quick with his handle, finishing fifth-fastest in the three-quarter court sprint with the ball. After averaging 5 points per game as a junior at Conifer last season, Moe seems poised to play a big role as a senior.
Brett Harmon, 6-foot-4 guard, Arapahoe
Harmon has made big improvements to every area of his game and has good size for a guard. Harmon is a Division-III level player who has received solid interest from programs at that level on the East Coast. Harmon is a high-academic athlete who continues to improve as a ball-handler, passer and shooter, elements that were on full display during the game sportion of the combine.
Josh Mohammed, 6-foot, James Irwin
Mohammed is one of the state’s top scorers, and it was easy to see why at the combine. He relentlessly attacks the basket, and was one of the fastest players on the court. He excels in transition, where he plays fearless while also making under-control decisions with the basketball. Plays solid perimeter defense.
Daniel Turner, 5-foot-8 guard, Cherokee Trail
What Turner lacks in size he makes up with toughness. He handles the ball confidently and doesn’t have a lot of wasted motion while running offense. A solid on-ball defender with almost 170 lean pounds on his frame, Turner brings a lot to the point-guard spot. He's athletic and dependable on both sides of the ball. An intriguing small-school prospect.
CJ Cetta, 6-foot-2 guard, Douglas County
Cetta was one of the more athletic players at the combine, finishing at or near the very top of the quick-burst interior shooting, lane agility and weave agility drills. And his 35-inch vertical was in the top-10 percent of performers, as well. He was close to the top in 3-point and elbow-to-elbow shooting drills, and he played aggressively and with defensive passion during the games. Cetta has a wide range of offensive tools, handles well, can shoot it well from long and mid-range and has good court vision. Few players turned in more complete performances at the Combine.