Posted On: 08/2/18 5:05 PM
Francisco’s Finest: Adidas Summer Championships (Biggest Stock Raisers)
LADERA RANCH, CA—The Adidas Summer Championships decided to locate their event in South Orange County at a beautiful complex in Ladera Ranch—and it didn’t disappoint. The usual suspects stood out in their respective games like Jaime Jaquez Jr., Akok Akok, James Wiseman, and Oscar Tshiebwe. However, there were other lesser known prospects that put their name on the recruitng map with their moments. Are first installment will look at the standouts and then will venture into tapping into the pool of Stock Raisers.
Jalen Bridges (ITPS)
2019, SG/WF, 6-foot-5, 180 pounds
Joel’s Take: Bridges is a rangy wing-type with long arms and he can shoot the rock as we say in the Grassroots world. His release isn’t ultra-quick, but he knows how set up his shot by getting on balance. In transition he can get to the rim and finish while in the half court set he knows how to come off screens to set up his shot.
Quincy Guerrier (Brookwood Elite)
2019, PF, 6-foot-7, 225 pounds
Joel’s Take: As I looked at my notes, the first description that I jotted down was “Beast.” This rim-running multi-positonal 3/4 can explode in transition, gobble up rebounds, and convert buckets in the paint. Defensively, he has the length and lateral quickness to guard multiple positons.
Chandler Lawson (Hoop City)
2019, WF, 6-foot-7, 190 pounds
Joel’s Take: Lawson has had quite the reputations since middle school, but the expectations have not come into fruition just yet. The length, quickness, and bounce are evident as are his improved ball skills, but his jump shot needs to be more consistent to take his game to another level. In all fairness as a youngster (part of the We All Can Go squad that featured Marvin Bagley III) he was comfortable playing in the paint, but his transition to the perimeter may have taken longer, but he appears to be on his way.
Daniel Buie (Mass Rivals)
2019, PG, 6-foot-2, 175 pounds
Joel’s Take: During July, I enjoy mearsuring up the West Coast prospects with the rest of the nation. After watching Buie and then gazing at a few national rankings, it appears in my opinion that Buie was underrated. The quick and strong combo-guard gets great lift on his jump shot and he is a gifted passer in transition. In the mid-range he can utilize the floater or pull-up. Overall, this kid has “winner” written all over him.
Anthony Holland (EBO)
2019, WF, 6-foot-4, 200 pounds
Joel’s Take: Holland has been on the So-Cal radar for over a year now and his game continues to progress. The stocky wing-type is known for his rebounding and feathery touch out to 22-feet, but there are other aspects of his game that have improved. He is handling the ball better in the open court and his passing in the half court set has been noticeable as well.
Gregory Hammond (Louisiana Supreme)
2019, SG, 6-foot-4, 190 pounds
Joel’s Take: Hammond had an up-and-down tilt in Southern California due to his inconsistent shooting touch. However, the long-armed 2-guard has the physical tools to be a solid Divison 1 recruit. His length is an asset on defense as he gets into the passing lanes to cause numerous deflections. Offensively, he shows a nice burst off the dribble, can slash his way to the rim, or knock in the 3-point shot.