West Seattle vs. Lindbergh – player notes

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Washington

Posted On: 12/27/17 4:20 PM

On 12/26 The West Seattle Wildcats gave a brutal beating to the Lindbergh Eagles in their first meeting of the year winning 71-26. The Wildcats came out on fire and kept there foot on the pedal all game long. Defensively they took the Eagles out of there sets and made them play out of context of there usual game, which is traditionally a half court game. The Eagles started off strong but as soon as the full court press was applied they had no answer for the athleticism of the wildcats. West Seattle Wildcats: Wildcats Junior Forward Abdullahi Mohamed is a 6’8 beast on the floor. He is a little underdeveloped but the intangibles is there. He can rebound and block shots fairly well. His skill set will increase as time goes on and he fills into his body. I think that he will be a big asset as the years go on. In this particular game he played well with limited minutes. During the game he had some key possessions where he made good solid moves around the basket and scored on a couple. I look forward to his growth and development throughout the season. Wildcats Guard Roman Barnett  was a instrumental in the game staying close in the first half. His ability to push the ball and change direction in the middle of traffic drove the offense for the Wildcats. He did a great job defensively when pressuring the ball and playing the passing lanes. coming up with some key steals and key defensive possessions which helped them take a big lead in the 3rd quarter. Lindbergh Eagles: Eagles Junior Guard Drew Hill was a man among boys in the post. He plays with a chip on his shoulder and plays hard. I saw some creative ways to get his shot off against a physical team. Standing 5’11 he also poses match up problems for the falcons. In the 1st half he was able to get deep in the paint and score in the paint. In the 2nd half he didn’t get as many touches but affected the game defensively. Eagles Senior Forward Jalen Green played with a very up-tempo style. He was able to get into the paint and create shots for his teammates. I was impressed with his intensity on defense. He was able to somewhat on occasion cause a turnover just off of sheer pressure. Green looks to be a key contributor on a stacked 3pt shooting team. With his ability to penetrate and intensity on D. He should be in the mix during close games.