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Posted On: 09/26/18 11:05 AM
Francisco’s Finest: Prep Hoops Top 250 EXPO (Biggest Standouts)
SEAL BEACH, Ca.—Prep Hoops continues to evolve the evaluation process with it’s Top 250 EXPO. They hired an outstanding staff, headed by former UCLA standout Kris Johnson, to break down the nuances of the game to approximately Sixty campers. The talent ranged form Division 1 probables to high school cagers looking for a breakthrough performance.
Elijah Carter (Independence)
2019, WF, 6-foot-4, 170 pounds
Joel’s Take: A few weeks ago Carter unveiled his underrated talents at the WCE End of Summer event and he was even more dominant at this event. The rangy wing-type affects the game with his scoring, defense, and passing. He is a natural scorer who can slash his way to the rim or nail the pull-up in the paint. He can finish with either hand and nail the occasional 3-pointer. His ball skills are quite good in the open court and he’ll set up teammates with the pass as well.
Jordan Shelley (Providence)
2020, CG, 6-foot-4, 170 pounds
Joel’s Take: Shelley is a rangy point guard who was one of the better passers at this event. He delivered nifty dimes both in transition as well as in the half court set. With his size, burst, and overall feel for the game he projects as one of the better sleepers in the So-Cal Class of 2020. His jump shot needs to get more consistent to keep defenders honest, but overall his scoring package is solid and should evolve as he matures.
Albert Matute (Etiwanda)
2020, SG, 6-foot-3, 175 pounds
Joel’s Take: Dave Kleckner has an overflow of riches when it comes to talented perimeter prospects with the likes of Jahmai Mashack, Brantley Stevenson, and now Matute. Matute is the least known of the three D 1 prospects, but his skill set, size, and overall pace of the game should warrant college interest. He can affect the game with his jump shot and an innate ability to get to the rim. He has a calm demeanor but he plays with purpose in mind.
Justin Plough (Peninsula)
2020, WF, 6-foot-4, 175 pounds
Joel’s Take: Plough caught my eye at the Jim Harris TOC last December and his game has evolved since that last tournament. He is a fundamentally sound guard who shows a solid 1st step, utlizes the jump stop, and is a potent scorer. He plays with moxie at both ends of the floor and is prospect you would want on your team because he is about competing and winning.
Anton Mozga (Riverside Notre Dame)
2019, SG, 6-foot-5, 170 pounds
Joel’s Take: Mozga continues to improve his game each and every time out. The sinewy wing-type is tough to deal with in transition where he can slash his way to the rim or drop in the deep 3-point shot. His assertive play and energizing personality was a catalyst for his teammates as they dominated the competition while he was on the floor. His ball skills are solid in the open court and he has the savvy to make teammates better.
Braelee Albert (Brentwood)
2019, WF, 6-foot-5, 190 pounds
Joel’s Take: One of the more physically dominating players at this event was definitely Albert. He is an inside-out bully baller who uses his strength and determination to dominate opponents. His rebounding prowess and finishing ability in the paint is noted and he has become a more consistent shooter in the past year.