Evaluations: West Lafayette vs. North Montgomery

High School

Posted On: 01/23/18 7:55 PM

West Lafayette easily won this one as they took 19 more shots than North Montgomery and held a 19-10 offensive rebounding advantage leading to a ton of second chance points. West Lafayette led by 22 at the half and never looked back taking the victory, 80-50. Matt Krause led all players with 24 points.

West Lafayette

Matt Krause | 2018 | 6’5 F

Krause was looking for his shot early and often for good reason. He was getting to the rim and was hitting the outside shot from the corner. He scored 18 points in the first half in which he looked like by far the best player on the floor. Krause is a high-level D3/NAIA prospect that will be able to contribute immediately to a D3. He does it all for a guy who can shoot it and play defense at both forward spots. – 24 points, 7 rebounds

Nelson Mbongo | 2019 | 6’5 SF

Mbongo was solid at going to the rim and showed a couple really good post moves including a spin and score that was really quick. He’s a guy that is really athletic but needs to refine some of his skills such as his shooting and ball handling. He had a few turnovers in this one that could have been avoided. He’s a fringe D2 prospect at this time with his ability to finish at the rim. – 6 points, 5 rebounds

George Karlaftis | 2019 | 6’5 C

Karlaftis is a high-level football recruit but he’s a really good basketball player too. When he gets the ball within five feet of the rim it’s a basket almost every time. You don’t want the ball in his hands during transition but watch out for the Purdue DE commit if he’s coming at you with the ball; he will take it into your chest. – 6 points

Gabe Klinker | 2019 | 6’1 PG

Klinker is a tough nosed guard who takes care of the ball and loves to drive it into the paint where he finishes really well. He has really solid vision too as he passes the ball really well and finds his open teammates. A solid small college pickup for guard depth as he has all the intangibles a coach wants. – 12 points, 5 assists

North Montgomery

Justin Clary | 2018 | 6’1 SG

Clary is a really thin guard who can get a shot off in traffic. He’s really good on the catch-and-shoot and would be better after he gains strength. He’s someone that could develop into someone that has potential to be a bench player in the future that can make a few threes off screen each game. – 18 points

Caleb Donahue | 2018 | 6’1 SG

Like Clary, Donahue is a thin guard who can score but he crashes the boards much harder and is more of a complete player. He won’t score as much but he rebounds really well for his size and is a guy who is solid all around. Donahue is a guy who will work his tail off if he chooses to play basketball in college. – 12 points, 13 rebounds