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Posted On: 05/2/18 5:00 AM
Although recruitment is hardly ever underway for a 2021 prospect at this point, we always enjoy checking out young prospects on the rise for a couple games every weekend. It’s our opportunity to check out the new crop of high school talent, pretty much all of which played a limited role this past season.
Today, to wrap up our Indianapolis coverage, we’re spotlighting the top performances from the 15U level in two parts.
Playing up an age level, Flannery aggressively seeks out his jumper by staying active away from the ball and creating separation with one dribble. Although his release is a bit low, Flannery is consistent from the mid-range when he has space. He has an athletic build for a freshman-to-be and is able to physically matchup against 2021 prospects.
Even at around 6-feet tall, Wilson was the most physically imposing player on the floor in their game against Red on Friday night. Wilson’s wide frame, long arms, and speed are a mismatch against opposing point guards who are yet to sprout physically. He uses that advantage by shielding defenders to protect his dribble and get to his spots on the floor. Wilson is a ball-dominant point guard on this team who likes to shoot it from deep.
Although Settles looks like he could post up on the block, he was effectively playing point guard in their Saturday morning game. He came ready to go at 8 AM, showing great court awareness and ball security. He sees passing lanes because of his height and routinely found baseline cutters from the top of the arch. We’d like to see Settles use his size on the drive, as he mostly facilitated from about 20 feet away from the basket. Promising build.
George is a fundamentally sound offensive player who delivered various impressive assists when we watched the Pumas on Saturday afternoon. His ability to feel the help-side defense and deliver passes into tight windows is exceptional. Selfless player who has accepted his role as the secondary ball-handler despite having point guard abilities. George can also shoot the rock.
Adams tallied quite a few buckets by making a hard beeline cut to the basket from the corner or elbow, catching cleanly, and immediately rising for an athletic finish. It was an efficient way of handling his business out there. Adams also stays active on the defensive end by challenging shots and soaring in for boards. We like his athleticism.