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Posted On: 04/21/18 8:36 AM
The Rock Lions rising junior Gabriel Mocelin guard is a hard guy to contain on the offensive side of the ball.
Not because of his scoring, alone. But also how he helps OTHERS get on the board, as well.
With his Florida Splash AAU squad at the Stampede Shootout, Mocelin assisted his teammates in getting open looks and snagged down offensive boards, when called upon.
He feels like his greatest asset to the team is his unselfishness.
“It’s really important to always be aware of where people are, work on vision,” Mocelin said.
Other than gaining better sight on the floor, IQ has been his biggest desired area to grow, in. Playing at a school like The Rock, where the level of competition is heightened across-the-board, decision-making will be key in Mocelin’s fight to earn playing time.
His three-point shooting showed signs of reliability, also. Would definitely like to see him remain aggressive on the boards, but channelling and controlling that aggression on the fast-break will bode him well in his last two seasons.
Regardless of the skills that grow, one thing will remain the same: Mocelin WILL share the rock.
“I just think I need to play more unselfishly to make the game go on,” Mocelin said, pondering how he affected his Splash team during a game.
Mocelin is more of a two-guard, right now. But he has his eyes set on becoming more comfortable in the point guard role. Whether he makes the switch will be up to his coach, ultimately. But one thing’s for sure: he has the tools.
Now it’s about sharpening, them.