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Posted On: 07/27/18 5:56 PM
The Salt Lake Rebels Red 17U group is participating in the 17U Silver bracket of the FAB 48. In their first game of the tournament, they were able to take home the W against Active PHC Leaders.
The Rebels led throughout the game as they shot the basketball at a high level from deep and Jael Vaughn dictated the tempo of the game well. While the game was a high scoring affair that say the Rebels win 76-65, they were able to do just enough defensively to get the win.
The Rebels lost their next game 66 to 54 and play their third pool play game later this afternoon against Seattle Swish.
Hayden Franson led the way with 4 three pointers in this contest. While he is not overly versatile, he can shoot the basketball with the best of them. He shot it well on the move and in catch and shoot situations. Franson, who is about 6’7, has the potential to be a stretch 4 at the right level.
In addition to Franson, Terryn Mosley gave college coaches a lot to talk about as he had a number of athletic finishes well connecting on mid-range jumpers and 3s. Mosley has the highest upside of any of the prospects on this team, especially when he is shooting the basketball like that.
Lastly, Matt Norman hit a couple of 3s. With that said, that wasn’t the most impressive part of his game. His ability to get into the paint and finish at the rim as well as get to the foul line stood out more as his shooting has already been well documented.
While the stat sheet might not have showed it, Jael Vaughn led the way for the team. He made a lot of great decisions with the basketball and put players in spots where they could make an impact. He forced help side to come and make good kickouts. Further, he did a good job of connecting on a couple of nice back door passes.
When Vaughn plays well, this team tends to have more success. The team does not have a lot of prospects who create for themselves well. Thus, his ability to create for them is key to the team’s ability to win games.
Norman and Mosley are moving in the right direction this live period. Both can score the basketball from all 3 levels, while Norman is more effective scorer at the moment. With that said, Mosley is the better athlete and has higher upside in a college coaches eyes. Mosley’s length and fluidity enable him to potentially guard 2-4 at most college levels. As he continues to come into his own, he could end up being an NCAA Division I or high NCAA Division-II or NAIA prospect. These two are the most recruitable prospects on the Salt Lake Rebels 17U roster.
Trey Anderson, a 2020 from Timpanogoes, played well in this game. He did not do more than was asked of him and scored the ball well without having to have it in his hands a lot. He connected with Vaughn for a couple of back doors and 3s.
He moves well without the basketball and does not need plays called for him in order to score the basketball. While everyone is trained to score the basketball and be ball dominate, it is rare to find prospects who can score it without needing to dominate the possession. Anderson did that well.