Monrovia Holiday Classic: Upperclassmen Evaluations

High School

Posted On: 01/5/18 5:00 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 Monrovia Holiday Classic and the 2018 and 2019 prospects from our day at Monrovia.


Isaiah Keefauver – 6’5 SF 2018 – Brown County

Keefauver is a big wing who can shoot it a little bit and drive to the hole. He wasn’t as assertive as I would have liked him to but he still threw down a dunk and showed me that he is super athletic. Could be a workable piece at a D3 school that could see some minutes down the road. Needs to work on strength with the ball as he had the ball slapped out of his hands multiple times. ­– 4 points

Erza Scully – 6’1 SG 2018 – Brown County

Scully is a big bodied guard who can really shoot the ball. He can take his man off the drive a little bit. He has pretty decent passing vision but will be limited in what he can do due to his size. He is a really good shooter though as he has a quick release and can get it off from anywhere. Scully also brings the energy to the court. – 19 points

Wes Rischar – 6’1 SG 2018 – Bethesda Christian

Rischar is a strong guard who can get to the rim and shoot it a bit from deep. Isn’t overly athletic but he can get it going when he wants to. Rischar is a guy who could score a lot, but doesn’t really look for his shot all that much. – 12 points

Jacob Swanson – 5’10 SG 2018 – Southwestern (Shelbyville)

Swanson is a high motor kid that flies around the court. He can make shots and get to the rim. Swanson is a do-it-all guy for Southwestern and in this one he looked really, really good. Could be a project player for a small school at the next level. – 14 points

Jared DeHart – 6’ SG 2018 – Indian Creek (Committed to Bethel)

DeHart is one of those kids whom coaches love to have on their team. DeHart is a guy that will do anything that is asked of him and more. He’s quick and goes all out on every play. He’s a feisty off guard who can quickly fill up the stat sheet. He does all the little things that go unnoticed as well. A solid pick-up for Bethel as he should contribute in a few years with some bulking up and reigning in. – 23 points, 8 rebounds, 7 assists, 3 steals


Brady Mlagan – 6’ SG 2019 – Bethesda Christian

Mlagan is a shooter for Bethesda and he loves the corners. It took him a little bit to get going and he struggled to finish at the rim but he was able to make enough shots that kept Bethesda in it. A small school two guard with a little bit of work. – 11 points

Allen Plunkett – 65 SF 2019 – South Putnam

Plunkett is a long wing with the ability to drive and get to the rim. He is starting to show the ball better and is a threat beyond the 3-point line. Still forces his shot a bit and is sometimes out of control but is a good prospect who once he reaches college will get a lot better due to coaching. – 16 points

Max Newman – 6’6 PF 2019 – Monrovia

Newman is a big bodied post player that can really get to the rim. He needs to develop a left hand but driving to the rim he’s nearly unstoppable. Didn’t really shoot the ball in this one but didn’t have to but he did spread the floor. Will be a really good stretch four at the next level. Projects as a really solid D2/NAIA player. – 25 points, 8 rebounds

Andrew Pickel – 6’6 PF 2019 – North Putnam

Pickel is a raw forward who continues to improve. He is able to get the ball in the basket and he can also stretch it out beyond the perimeter. He has a few post moves but needs to refine them still. Will do a lot more this year in AAU as he is just now getting comfortable in his body. An intriguing small school post prospect to watch for next year. – 18 points, 7 rebounds

James Duncan – 5’9 SG 2019 – North Putnam

Duncan is a small guard who can hit the deep ball consistently. He has a bit of an odd release but it works for him. A really quick guard who can get under the ball when opponents are dribbling. A tough guy to get around as he moves his feet so well. A kid that could be a depth piece at the next level. – 14 points