Live Period II: 2019 Standouts Pt. II

Grassroots
Indiana

Posted On: 05/1/18 2:12 PM

The second live period has come to a close and coaches are back at the respective schools, we are back at home, and prospects are fielding calls from those interested in them from their play.  Today, we take a look back and see who played well and who some new names are from this weekend. This is our breakdown of the players we saw standout this weekend. These are our top 2019 prospects from the Spring Classic, Nike Midwest Takeover, and UA Midwest Showcase

Ali Ali – 6’7 / SF / 2019 / East Noble (IN) / Indy Heat 2019 Red

Ali has grown in the past year and really become a much more put together prospect. His ball handling has kept up with his growth and he’s more comfortable making plays. Jumper is solid but can grow into much more of a weapon for him. Love his handles for his size and as his skills become more defined, he could be a very diverse scoring threat. Just needs time and reps right now.

Jaden Hayes – 6’5 / C / 2019 / Southridge (IN) / DistinXion 2019 Red

Hayes looks much better than a year ago. He’s trimmed up the frame and has so much more mobility and agility. He showed that he can come out and hedge and defend a bit on the wing, but his strength is still there and he’s able to mix it up down low. Rebounding looks like it is going to take a jump forward as he can track down the ball more out of his area. Really good progress from him.

Zach Dove – 6’6 / C / 2019 / Princeton (IN) / DistinXion 2019 Red

Dove looks bigger and stronger. Will need to trim up a bit but he’s got a motor you want every player to have. Really aggressive and strong and as a low post scorer and rebounder, he always produces.  Isn’t particularly long but wins 50/50 balls as well as anyone.  Want to see him become a little more agile to take advantage of the motor but will be a steal at the lower level.

Jeff Clayton – 6’6 / PF / 2019 / Ben Davis (IN) / Indiana Faith 2019

Clayton is a big, strong forward who looks primed to have a big summer. Was much more productive than in high school, taking advantage more of his size and strength.  He’s a low post forward that likes to play faced up in the mid-range and has shown the ability to shoot a bit from there.  Carves out space well just could be a little more quick and agile.  Good upside, though.

Alan Cox – 6’7 / PF / 2019 / Franklin Central (IN) / Indiana Faith 2019 Black

Alan is a big forward who can stretch the floor and defend the post. He’s not the most athletic but his mobility, length, and strength make him really good as a post defender. He’s able to play tough in the paint and block shots and rebound while still being able to step out and shoot. Showed a more refined frame this weekend and more mobility. If he can keep down that path, the upside is there offensively.

Jaiquan Edwards – 6’5 / SF / 2019 / Crispus Attucks (IN) / Indiana Faith 2019 Black

Edwards is a mobile forward who has some versatility and athleticism. Will play a number of spots at the next level as his size and length will allow him to play as a small ball post but he’s athletic enough to take advantage of large forwards and wings.  He’s wiry strong and plays faced up for the most part. Floater and a mid-range jumper work but would like to see more post scoring. Good upside to tap into still.

Colin Kenney – 6’1 / PG / 2019 / Marquette Catholic (IN) / SYF 2019

Kenney is a big guard who can really shoot the ball. He’s gotten a little bit taller and his frame is really filled out. He’s locked in on ball handling and his creation ability has taken a step forward. Pair that with an outstanding shooter and he’s one of the more potent offensive players in the class. Could bump up a level but needs a little more visibility.

Amari Sherrod – 6’3 / SF / 2019 / Bowman Academy (IN) / SYF 2019

Sherrod is a smaller wing whose frame is built really well. Could play an off-guard spot but offensively he’s more of a wing scorer than a shooter.  Really tough and physical and played well around the rim at times.  Want to see a little more shooting ability as he’s probably about 6’3 right now. Ball handling is solid and drive to the rim well with some physicality.

Corey Landers – 6’3 / SG / 2019 / Hammond Morton (IN) / SYF 2019

Landers is a lean guard who showed off his shooting ability this weekend. Thought he has progressed as a wing scorer who can slash a little bit. Best as a shooter off the catch and has added a little more wiggle to his game where he can create along the perimeter. Length is a plus and should end up a solid defender against guards.