Flint Carman Ainsworth wing Omari Duncan was superb in a big matchup versus Detroit Renaissance at the Horatio Williams Tipoff Classic, getting it done on both ends.
The 6’5 senior appears to be a stockriser and primed for a monster season with the Cavaliers. Here’s our take on Duncan’s game:
Good Athlete – Omari is explosive around the rim in space and elevates very easy when finishing. Has a college ready frame with good length and has plus strength. Runs the floor as well as anyone in the State.
Plus Shooter – Duncan was able to connect on a triple from the wing off a shot fake and then 1 dribble. His mechanics were good and the shot release quick.
Off-Ball Movement – very underrated aspect of Omari’s game, as he makes sharp cuts off the ball and utilizes screens properly to free himself up for open shots at the rim and on the perimeter.
Good Defender – Duncan has a good combination of size, length and lateral agility that allows him to be a good on-ball and off-ball defender. He moves his feet well and has active hands when the ball is exposed. He has enough length to contest jumpshots from taller wings and can bump smaller guards off their spots when handling the ball.
Competitiveness/Motor – absolutely love Omari’s approach to the game, he simply digs in and plays hard on every play. Every facet of his game is with purpose, he doesn’t take plays off and maximizes his physical abilities.
Areas for Development:
Shot Creation Off the Dribble – right now Duncan is primarily a catch and shoot wing in the half court that occasionally attacks close outs, he needs to develop his ability to create shots off the dribble a bit in order to be more of an offensive threat in the half court.
Passing/Vision – Omari had a few nice passes in open space, and he needs to continue to develop that facet of his game. Particularly when attacking closeouts, as his teammates are open at times when helpside defense rotates over to stop his driving lane.