Posted On: 06/29/18 11:30 AM
Prep Hoops Missouri spent Thursday evening at McCluer South-Berkeley High for the final day of the Boost Basketball Summer League. Here is a look at the top Class of 2019 and 2020 standouts:
Dareon Graham 6’5″ McCluer ’19
A smooth shooting wing player who creates matchup problems with his size and versatile skill set. He has a very nice stroke from 3-point range to go along with the ability to attack the basket off the dribble. He is better getting to the basket going to his left and his float game on the baseline is very effective. He will also post up on occasion against smaller guards.
Devin Lindhoff 6’0″ Orchard Farm ’19
A flashy point guard who was one of the top passers who I have watched during the month of June on the team camp circuit. He has tremendous court vision and can drop dimes with either hand and does it with a lot of swag. He is also a very good 3-point shooter, knocking down a few jumpers from well beyond the 3-point line. The Farm always seems to keep a good guard in tow. He is the next one.
Tahj Patterson 6’0″ Lutheran North ’20
The talented combo guard had a very impressive offensive performance against Orchard Farm on Thursday night. He got buckets from all three levels, including four 3-pointers in six attempts. He created a few impressive mid-range jumpers off the dribble. He also did a good job of directing traffic and organizing a young team with him.
Jeremiah Johnson 6’2″ McCluer ’20
A slim and lanky point guard who did a nice job of making plays at both ends in the Comets’ victory over Metro East-Lutheran. He was very aggressive at attacking the basket and getting buckets and drawing fouls. He did an excellent job on defense by using his length and quickness to be disruptive and cause turnovers on the perimeter.
Davion Williford 6’2″ Riverview Gardens ’19
A talented wing player who is gradually coming back from a torn ACL injury in his knee that cost him his entire junior season. He looked much better on this night than he did a month ago when I saw him at the UMSL Team Camp. He is moving better and is showing a little more confidence in his knee. When healthy, he is skilled and very athletic.
Schuyler Pimentel 6’1″ Riverview Gardens ’20
An acrobatic southpaw wing who was very good at improvising shots once he is already in the air. He can change and adjust and draw fouls or get buckets against contested defense. He has some slick handles and good quickness to escape defenders and create scoring opportunities for himself. He will score a lot of points next season for “The View.”
Jason Williams 5’10” Metro East Lutheran ’20
A scoring point guard who scored 15 points against McCluer on Thursday night. He plays with a lot of confidence and doesn’t mind letting it fly. He is quick and he did a good job of creating shots off the dribble with nice escape moves. He was always probing and looking to put pressure on the opposing defense.