Posted On: 04/15/18 9:35 AM
Five prospects that raised their stock below:
Dan Few (2019/6’6/M2K Elite)
Few had a big game against the West Michigan Lakers and made a huge two-way impact. Dan showed great footwork in the paint by using multiple pivots to get his defender off balance for clean looks and scores on several possessions. He also showed good body control as he got into the chest of the defender to negate the shotblock while maintaining balance before finishing with the off hand after a few offensive rebounds. With a rapidly improving offensive game, it appears Few is quickly becoming one of the better post prospects in Michigan as he is already one of the best rebounders and defensive anchors in the state.
Ernie Sanders (2020/6’4/The Family)
Anyone that has viewed Ernie over the last two years knows just how good of an athlete he is, he is a high major athlete without question. On Saturday, Sanders displayed improved ballskills on the perimeter against C2K Elite to compliment his explosiveness. On one notable possession he received the ball at the left wing before hitting his defender with an in-and-out dribble and accelerating to the rim before finishing with his off hand. In the second half he attacked a hard closeout before pulling up and banking in a ten footer with the off hand. It was apparent that Ernie put in some work on his skillset and decision making this year.
Travis Reece (2021/6’3/REACH)
Travis didn’t get the opportunity to be a focal point during the High School season on a West Bloomfield team featuring Tre Harvey and Donavan Moore. Reece took full advantage of an expanded role with a talented REACH 2021 club during pool play vs GR Storm. The 6’3 wing displayed a nice stroke from distance when he knocked down a catch and shoot three from the left wing. Off the dribble he attacked closeouts from the wing and finished through contact at the rim on two possessions in addition to handling the ball in transition. Travis also showed some vision by finding cutters for open layups from the high post. Really versatile and productive day for the freshman.
Trinidad Chambliss (2021/5’10/GR Storm)
Saturday was the first time I’ve viewed Chambliss live, and I came away impressed. He’s not going to pop out in the layup line at only 5’10, but he most certainly captured my attention after tip-off time in a matchup against REACH. Trinidad showed some real shiftiness early in the first half after coming off a high ball screen then hitting his defender with a behind the back dribble before suddenly pulling up and burying a 15 foot jumper. A few seconds later he connected on a triple from the left corner after relocating to give his teammate a better passing angle. In the second half he hit two more triples, one from about 28 feet away and used a change of speed dribble to blow by his defender before drawing a foul and converting at the stripe. Trinidad would finish with 13 points in an impressive outing.
Eddie Colbert (2019/6’5/M2K Elite)
Colbert was one of the best shooters in the gym on Saturday and had his shot on full display against The Prospectors. The lengthy wing buried multiple threes while displaying range to nearly 30 feet on his way to 19 points. Eddie has a beautiful shot, the ball has nice rotation, good arch and one fluid motion. In an era where shooting is emphasized so heavily, a 6’5 sharpshooting wing with a high-major frame and good length is a tremendous commodity. It will be interesting to monitor Colbert’s recruitment this Summer, but we’re guessing he starts blowing up in short order.