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Posted On: 08/16/18 12:18 PM
Irvine, Ca. — Saturday’s Hoops By Ugland Skills Summit at Beckman high school featured 90-plus players from the classes of 2019 to 2022.
The event featured two hours worth of intense skill work, guest speakers with deep roots in the basketball community and camp games to close out the day.
Here are the top 2020 wing performers from the event.
Amir Kirkwood, Mayfair
Kirkwood made his biggest impact running the floor in transition and slashing his way into the paint where he finished with finesse or through contact. The 6-foot-1 off-guard has good rebound and push ability and can operate with or without the ball in his hands.
Austin Cook, Damien
Cook showed that he’s been putting a lot of work in on his ball handling and attacking mentality. While the 6-foot-4 rifleman is still a potent 3-point shooter, he didn’t settle for only deep shots like he did in the past. Instead, Cook attacked poor closeouts and got into the paint where he finished well around the rim.
Davon Cobbs, Shadow Mountain (AZ)
Cobbs is super raw from a basketball skill standpoint, but there’s no denying his elite athleticism and length. The 6-foot-3 wing who hails from Milwaukee covers a ton of ground in transition due to his long strides and he can get to the front of the rim and finish with limited dribbles.
Justin Stanziano, Thousand Oaks
Stanziano was one of the more physical wings on the event at 6-feet-4 with a strong, bulky frame. The Thousand Oaks junior used that strength to his advantage when getting into the paint, dislodging defenders with his wide shoulders and finishing efficiently through contact.
Kiimani Holt, Rancho Solano Prep (AZ)
Holt, along with the above-mentioned Cobbs, proved to be one of the more athletic players in attendance. At 6-feet-4, he had an unstoppable combination of speed, balance and explosiveness around the basket in transition, resulting in numerous dunks. Holt also displayed improved ball handling ability and feel when breaking down defenders in isolation.