Graber Post Classic: Upperclassmen Evaluations

High School

Posted On: 01/3/18 1:57 PM

The holiday season is over and we are going back through our notes and putting together our evaluations from the last week’s events. Today, we look at the Graber Post Classic and the 2018 and 2019 prospects from our day at North Daviess.

Bryant Nalley – 6’5 PF 2018 – Pike Central (IN)

Nalley is a big, strong forward with a little bit of a stretch game. He’s played well this game as a post, giving them a guy that can use his footwork to be able to score in a few different ways. Good release with his right hand. Where he was really good tonight was his ability to step in to 15’ and hit a pull-up jumper off the dribble. Showed the ability to sidestep and shooter. Will need to work on his defense in the post and play tougher there but overall good game.

Gage Bobe – 6’0 PG 2019 – South Knox (IN)

Bobe is a lean guard with the handles to stay on the ball. Will add some strength over the next year but he is pretty solid already as a slash and cut guy. Showed a good release on his jumper but should become more consistent as he is able to become stronger.  Runs the offense well and has a decent IQ for the game.

Brandon Fickling – 6’2 SG 2018 – South Knox (IN)

Fickling is a little bit of a tweeter as he has some ball skills to play away from the rim but all night long he was posting up and doing most of his work in the paint. He’s physically bulked up and really strong, able to dominate in the post and battle for rebounds as well.  Showed some drive ability from 15’ and out as well.

Jayden Wagoner 6’1 SG 2018 – Loogootee (IN)

Wagoner is a tall guard with a good frame and the strength and toughness you want already in play.  He’s a pretty solid jump shooter who showed quite a bit of creativeness getting his shots off. However, he hit for a good percentage and was the guy making plays in the middle of the game to put Loogootee back in front.  Could play on the ball a little bit but built for scoring coming off of screens.

Gabe Gladish – 6’0 PG 2019 – Barr-Reeve (IN)

Gladish is a solid lead scoring guard with good handles and a great perimeter jumper. Wasn’t able to get a ton of room to get shots off in this game but he had a couple of plays where he was able to create some jumpers in the 18’ range.  He was really good in this one getting to the rim and drawing a ton of contact. He needs some more freedom on the offensive end right now to get shots off but Blackhawk is really long and quick and limited that.  A little bit of a hidden gem down south.

Jalan Mull – 6’0 PG 2018 – Blackhawk Christian (IN)

Mull was really good in this game.  He was good off the bounce trying to get to the rim. Was pretty patient and picked his spots well.  His jumper was in and out all game, hitting one and then missing the release on the next. If he can get a lot more consistent with his jumper, that is about the only part of his game he needs.  He was really good working with the bigs, driving to create space and finding passing lanes to them.  Took control of this game and didn’t give it up.

Drake Thompson – 6’8 C 2018 – Blackhawk Christian (IN)

Thompson is a big, thick post player who looked really good once he was able to get his hands on the ball. Has so much strength and has the kind of touch you want in your post scorer.  He’s still probably getting fully healthy but if he can clean up the frame and get a little more mobility back, he’s got a pretty good motor for his size.

Frank Davidson – 6’5 SF 2019 – Blackhawk Christian (IN)

Frankie was pretty good in this game when he was able to get on the court. Picked up a few fouls early and missed time at the beginning but played most of the second half. He was really good as a shooter off the catch. His size and length was just too much to slow down.  He was able to show a little bit of his athleticism as he fly at the rim a couple times. His frame looks like it could still grow but either way, the amount of athleticism and skill he has is impressive.  Will be a really solid wing scorer with length.