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Posted On: 07/1/18 2:56 PM
Four more Top Prospects from the East Coast Invitational
Jae’lyn Withers, 6-9 210, F, 2019, North Mecklenburg HS, Huntersville, NC
This combo forward is one of the most improved players in the nation. Always a talented scorer, Jae’lyn has added much to his game in the past year. He was a pretty good shooter, when I first saw him three years ago, but now he is a very good shooter – to the arc and beyond.
Jae’lyn also has become more accomplished at driving the rock and finishing with strength. Strength is another thing that he has added to his game. A year ago, he was lacking in strength, but now he doesn’t get bumped around and he finishes through contact. That strength has also helped Jae’lyn in his post up game, which is yet another improvement in his game.
Luke Davis, 6-7 215, F, 2019, South Central HS, Winterville, NC. pictured above
This young man is one of the most improved players in the class of 2019 in North Carolina. Always an extraordinary leaper, Luke has been putting in a lot of hard work on his overall game this spring. He was knocking down jump shot, after jump shot in Friday’s games. He attacks the basket well and he can finish with finesse, or he can finish with an eye opening, wham, bam, throw down jam, that causes those watching to erupt.
Shykeim Phillips, 6-1 170 1G, 2019, South Central HS, Winterville, NC
This young man is a very good floor leader for Coach Chris Cherry’s team. Shykeim handles really well and he creates well, for his teammates. He also finds time to put some points on the board. Shykeim is shooting the ball well and he has one of the best runners, this side of New York City. This pure point guard is at his best when the game’s on the line. I’ve yet to see him miss a free throw, down the stretch and I’ve watched play 20, or more times, in the past three years.
Tristan Maxwell, 6-3 180, G, 2020, North Mecklenburg HS, Huntersville, NC
This young guard is a gifted scorer, with an excellent feel for the game. He’s a sweet shooter, both from mid-range and from the arc. He’s adept at moving without the ball and utilizing his quick release for buckets, but he’s equally adept at creating his own shot, or driving it.
Tristan’s also a gifted passer with good vision and unerring accuracy whether hitting to a cutter, or dishing off the dribble.