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Posted On: 04/10/18 12:02 PM
Yesterday, DMVelite held its Live Period Warm Up event featuring some of the top AAU teams in the area. After a day filled with exciting finishes and great competition, we will break down some of the froncourt players who impressed us on Saturday in a scouting report style.
Qudus Wahab | 7’0 | WeR1 (2019)
With his size alone, Wahab is a presence on both ends of the floor. Mobile with a good motor who can operate well on the block with his back to the basket. Also hangs out at high post and looks for face-up jumpers. A lob threat in every pick-and-roll situation. Has good timing when it comes to blocking shots. Rebounds the ball at its peak.
Eric Dixon | 6’8 | WeR1 (2019)
Dixon is the definition of a workhorse. At 6-foot-8 and 250 pounds, he uses every bit to bully his match up when in the post. It’s hard to imagine many bigs out there able to wall up on Dixon with his ability to create contact and separation around the rim. Lefty. Good motor and always a threat trailing in transition. Gets into his box out positioning early defensively.
Justin Lewis | 6’8 | Team Melo (2020)
Lewis was limited after spraining his ankle in Team Melo’s second game, but still made quite the impact in the minutes he played. Skilled, smooth face-up forward who has become a legit pick-and-pop threat. Improved three-point shot, but attacks close-outs effectively and finishes above the rim. Can be dominant force on the glass and a constant shot blocker.
Cody Mains | 6’8 | Team Takeover Grey (2019)
Lefty with decent length and good athleticism. Finishes above the rim when the opportunity presents. Will hit the occasional jumpshot, but needs to work on getting more arc with his release. Good touch from 15 feet and in. Active hands defensively. Decent on-ball defender if his match up plays on perimeter. Decent use of his body. Communicates defensively.
Karim Coulibaly | 6’10 | New World (2019)
Long, physical left-handed big who operates well in the mid-post area. Most effective catching on left block, facing up and attacking his defender with one or two power dribbles going to the rim. Capable shot maker from 15 feet and in. Will occasionally drift out to three-point line, but hasn’t become consistent enough to be a threat. Good rebounder and has good timing on blocking shots. Good athlete who runs the floor consistently.