Manual Extravaganza Evaluations: Indianapolis Howe (IN) vs. Cincinnati Taft (OH)

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Posted On: 01/4/18 10:56 PM

In game three of the Manual Extravaganza, Howe ran past Taft and leaned on their press to create turnovers and came away with a 87-62 win. Howe senior Tony Hopkins led the game with 26 points.

Indianapolis Howe (IN)

Anthony Hopkins – 6’5 SF 2018 – Indianapolis Howe (Committed: New Orleans)

Hopkins is a bouncy wing who is more apt to get the ball at the perimeter and drive it creating contact and scoring. He is able to finish at the rim with ease but still needs to create some type of outside shot so that defenders will have to respect him from out there. Sees the floor well and can make plays for himself and teammates. – 26 points
Jamil Turner-Hall – 6’0 PG 2018 – Indianapolis Howe

Turner-Hall is kind of still trying to find his stride after transferring from Fishers. He’s doing everything he is asked of such as scoring the ball, rebounding and playing solid defense. But, he still needs to take that next step forward. Turner-Hall is a guy who is really solid but needs to make the steps necessary to become a better ball distributor if he wants to stay on the ball in the next level. I would really like to see him be a better three-point shooter as well. – 11 points, 5 rebounds

Jefty Sultzer – 6’4 G/F 2018 – Indianapolis Howe

Sultzer is an interesting piece because he isn’t that sought after in the college ranks but he is a really solid player. He’s a big bodied kid that could play both the two guard and the three because he is so athletic. Sultzer can score and can rebound the ball really well. Could do really well with a year of JUCO. – 13 points, 9 rebounds

Kycia Washington – 6’0 PG 2019 – Indianapolis Howe

Washington continues his great play this year against a tough Taft team. Taft has a couple guards who are high level players and they were just dominated by the bigger bodied Washington. He was easily able to get to the line and finish at the rim. He is really good in this uptempo style of play that Howe uses because he’s so quick with his first step. – 23 points, 4 steals

Cincinnati Taft (OH)

Breon Jones – 5’9 PG 2018 ­– Cincinnati Taft

Jones is an ultra-quick lead guard who in this one struggled a bit with the pressure of Howe. He is a really fun guy to watch and you can see with the way that he plays he is a football standout as well. Really knows how to use his body to score the ball at the rim. He sees the floor well and can really fill up the stat book with his insane athleticism. – 15 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists

DeMarco Bradley Jr. – 5’9 PG 2018 – Cincinnati Taft

The other small point guard for Taft is just as good, maybe even better. Also a two sport athlete, Bradley is receiving interest from low major programs in both sports already and he is very fast. He has a good-looking jumper but needs to work on his handling ability because he had a few turnovers in this one that could have been avoided. Bradley is a solid guard and still has another year to go. – 10 points, 2 assists

Mahamadou Samassa – 6’5 PF 2018 – Cincinnati Taft

A bit of a raw prospect, Samassa is a guy who looks really good at times but at other times seems like he really struggles. In this one he came in and had a huge mismatch with his height but couldn’t really take advantage of it. He can really get rebounds and putbacks off of those and could be a nice pickup for a small school. – 9 points, 7 rebounds

Donta’e Mosley – 6’3 SF 2019 – Cincinnati Taft

Mosley is a thick wing who is quick for his size and has the moves to be able to get to the basket really well. Mosley is a guy who can make the jumper and get to the rim. He was really impressive and his vision on defense is really good Mosley jumps the passing lanes and gets hands on the ball that others on his team can’t. – 17 points, 6 rebounds, 3 steals