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Posted On: 01/31/18 11:45 PM
PrepHoopsIllinois saw some JUCO prospects on Wednesday night as we evaluated Vincennes against Kaskaskia. Vincennes is one of the top ranked junior college programs in the country this season. Kaskaskia stayed with them early and despite Vincennes looking like they were going to blow it open multiple times the host school kept fighting back and staying within 10-15 points for most of the game. Vincennes won by a final of 70-58. Check out our Scouting: Vincennes vs Kaskaskia for evaluations of the players in this contest.
PF Lony Francis (Vincennes – Freshman)
Francis was a complete beast on the interior for Vincennes. This 6’7” freshman post has a strong and physical body. Superior strength to anyone that was trying to check him in this game. His go to was a quick left handed hook shot off the glass. He used it over and over again in this game and couldn’t be stopped. Francis does a nice job of positioning his body on the catch and being assertive. Mixed in a right handed hook and rebounded well within his area throughout the game. He finished with 17 points and 8 rebounds. Mid-major prospect once he leaves Vincennes.
G Ty Gadsden (Vincennes – Freshman)
Gadsen was impressive for Vincennes on both ends of the floor. Offensively the 6’1” lefty combo guard is a plus shooter off the catch. He drilled three triples with a clean looking shot mechanically. Slick handles and can get through traffic on occasion. Defensively he had good lateral quickness and showed the ability to be a quality defender. Gadsen had 15 points.
PG Isaiah Tisdale (Vincennes – Sophomore)
Tisdale is Vincennes leading scorer and most coveted recruit, but he didn’t have his best game at KC. The 6’1” lefty is a shifty and crafty lead guard that isn’t overly explosive and seemed to have trouble getting his shot off in this game. He did have one great move late where he had a shot fake, drove past his man on a straight line drive, and converted an and-1. Streaky shooter with a hitch at the top of the release. Solid passer that keeps the ball moving. He had 9 points.
SG Keith Clemons (Vincennes – Freshman)
Clemons was great on the defensive end of the floor. The 6’1” guard really gets after it on that end with his lateral quickness, active hands, and tenacity to lock his opponent down. Puts a lot of effort in on that end. His offense came in transition and off the bounce on straight line takes. Finished with 6 points.
PF Rade Kukobat (Vincennes – Sophomore)
Kukobat is an interesting prospect. At around 6’7” he can really shoot the basketball. Was most effective in this game from mid-range where he knocked down several with elevation off the floor. Looks like a kid that you could spot up in the corners and he can space out the defense. He had a quick spin move early and an explosive jam late. Rebounded well in traffic and competed. He had 10 points. Low-major prospect.
PF George Dixon (Vincennes – Freshman)
Dixon is a tough and rugged 6’5” undersized four man. Physically built body. Rebounds well within his area. Got on the glass for a put back. He had 4 points.
PF Sehill Mouliom (Vincennes – Sophomore)
Mouliom intrigued us back in the fall and the Vincennes Jamboree. The 6’6” sophomore didn’t play a ton in this one. He had a huge backdoor alley oop. Flashes with his athleticism and upside, but didn’t do much else. Worth consideration at the D2 level.
SF Justin Shaw (Kaskaskia – Sophomore)
We saw Shaw a week ago and came away intrigued. He continued to show skills that make you think of what this kid could do at the next level. Stands at 6’5” with a strong build and quality athleticism. Moves well without the ball especially on curls. He had a nice pull up off a screen and another jumper from three off a dribble handoff. Score on an out of bounds play where they threw it up to him. Shaw flashes, but wasn’t dominant. He had 7 points. D2 programs should take interest in his services.
PG Jamal Thomas (Kaskaskia – Freshman)
Thomas is a tough guard that works well around screens and isn’t afraid to take it among the trees. Makes creative layups in the lane. Finished with 9 points.
SG Logan Kohrmann (Kaskaskia – Sophomore)
Kohrmann is KC’s leading scorer, but hasn’t reached double figures when we have seen him against John A Logan or Vincennes. He works hard moving without the ball to get open. Struggles to get his shot off against quality athletes and length. He connected on one deep three, but struggled shooting other than that. Mixed in a runner and had a layup. Kohrmann would probably fit best at a D3 or NAIA. He had 9 points.
PF Jaylen Johnson (Kaskaskia – Sophomore)
Johnson is a well-built 6’7” power forward that flashes quality footwork in the post. He had several nice moves, but didn’t finish. Best move of the night was when he faced his man, took it past them from the mid-range, and finished. Probably best as a D3/NAIA. He had 5 points.
PG Arthur Carter (Kaskaskia – Freshman)
The former East St. Louis lead guard is best playing with the ball in his hands. Tough kid that is powerful with the rock and can get to the cup. Got a big stop on the defensive end and took it the other way for a transition finish. Hit a corner three. A bit of a ball stopper at times. He had 8 points.