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Posted On: 03/6/18 6:00 AM
Chaminade (MO) 2019 shooting guard Keyyaun Batchman is a player that grows on us each time we see him play. The 6’2” lefty isn’t the most athletic player, but he is extremely crafty knowing how to get the job done! Batchman can shoot it from three off the catch very effectively. He knows how to use his body control in the lane to score taking quality angles to the hoop. Strong enough to take a bump inside. Tough kid that crashes the offensive glass. Low-majors need to be on him heading into the spring.
Batchman discussed with us his breakout season.
“I think I’ve been playing pretty decent thanks to my coach and teammates. Those guys helped me step into a different role from last year into this year very seamlessly.”
He told us what his best assets are as a prospect.
“I would say first defense. Talking and keeping positive and steady when we go through tough stretches and shooting.”
His versatility is really what stands out to us about him and will be his calling card at the next level. How important is that in his game being able to contribute across the board?
“It means a lot and I think that is what helps us win games is that we all are able to do more than one thing. Which makes the game a lot harder for the other team because you have to guard all five instead of focusing on one person.”
Batchman updated us on his recruitment.
“My recruiting is getting a little better. I’m still under the radar. I think and believe this summer will change that. I have talked to UT-Martin after the Belleville Tournament. Talked to University of Xavier-Louisiana. That is about it right now. University of Colorado and that’s all the recent.”
He will get the chance to play on the biggest stage in grassroots hoops in the Nike EYBL for Brad Beal Elite 17U this spring. What is he looking forward to about that?
“Just pick the brain of Coach Frazier and looking forward to learning a lot from him.”