Posted On: 05/26/18 3:01 PM
Andrew Jackson rising-junior Logan West is looking to become a true option in the post for his squad, next year.
He gained the crowd’s attention with his play at the Stampede Shootout, earlier this summer. West possesses one of the best pairs of hands on his Jax Game-Changers AAU squad. Regardless of where the entry-pass was thrown, we was able to grab it and establish position, quickly. On defense, he was great at using his arms without fouling.
Definitely couldn’t sleep on his footwork, either. He moved comfortably throughout the paint, knowing when to drop step with a quick turn, or position himself near the elbow for a hook-shot—not to mention that he’s solid on the offensive rebounding glass.
What I saw then, was not always there.
“Last year, my post game wasn’t on-point,” West said. “I noticed that was the place I was mostly getting my points at. I got in the gym early to work on my feet, jump rope, everything related to that area.”
Marvin Bagley III has been an inspiration for him. He appreciated how the potential top-three NBA lottery pick came into games and WANTED to have the ball in clutch moments. That’s the mindset he is looking to build, himself.
This summer, he’s focused a lot on his handles, the midrange jumper, and quickness to get to his spots. West’s speed is something he’s realized takes more than average effort.
“I was slow on my feet, last year,” West said. “I wasn’t getting back on defense like I should have.” Communication had a lot to do with it.
West believes his Andrew Jackson team will do a lot better this upcoming season when it comes to talking and being on one accord. With West’s being a driving force to that goal, it’s definitely possible.