Posted On: 10/12/17 3:01 PM
It’s that time of year again when we start to think of guys who have chances to reach milestones for a season and or career. One milestone that has always fascinated me was the 50/40/90 club. Not only is this a club of sorts that is for the premier shooters, but it also for the efficient shooter. Last year we predicted seven gentlemen had a chance at joining this club, and while some came close no one joined. Let’s see throughout the season if any of these four young men have the juice to make the cut.
Joey Edmonds- Wyoming High School (2019)
2016-17 Percentages: 47% field goal, 42% 3-point, 83% free throw
The University of Findlay commit showed all summer why he is one of the best shooters in the state of Ohio. He knocked down shots from all over the court every tournament I saw him at. The Cowboys graduated three outstanding seniors from last year’s 24-2 team, so it will be interesting to see how Joey adjust to being the main focus of the opposing defense.
Darweshi Hunter- Princeton High School (2018)
2016-17 Percentages: 44% field goal, 38% 3-point, 82% free throw
There are a couple of reasons as to why Hunter has the potential to join this club. First off Hunter showed improvement over the summer getting to and finishing at the rim. Next with Darius Bazley available for a full season and other talented guards on the roster, Hunter will spend more time playing off the ball than last season. With his scoring ability and the fact that he should have an easier time getting open looks, Hunter could have a big shooting season.
Isaiah Payton- Archbishop Moeller High School (2018)
2016-17 Percentages: 49% field goal, 45% 3-point, 80% free throw
Payton is one of the more efficient players in the city of Cincinnati, which is very important when trying to get to these milestones. Isaiah maybe counted on to score more with the injury of Miles McBride, so we will have to see if he can be as efficient as he has been in the past.
Dwayne Rosado- Hughes High School (2018)
2016-17 Percentages: 50% field goal, 47% 3-point, 82% free throw
A player featured in our Best of the Best: Three Point Shooters article Rosado is a flat-out snipper. Coach Bryan Wyatt implores a system that encourages a system of sharing the basketball and making the extra pass which bodes well for shooters like Dwayne. And it is because of this system that he should have plenty of good looks to do what he does best, knock down shots.