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Posted On: 09/30/18 11:29 PM
Jahein Spencer 6’4 G/F Madison Prep
Spencer is a big bodied guard/forward tweener with a really high ceiling. He is really athletic at 6’4, and that provides a level to his game that you simply can’t teach. His skill level is still catching up with his athleticism, but once he get past the initial defense he is tough to stop once he get around the rim. He has all of the tools to be a really good defender at the next level. After this season, UAB is losing two guards and a forward, so Spencer will be able to come in and have a chance to fight for minutes from day 1.
Jacoby Decker 5’9 G Bossier
Decker is a undersized, but his game certainly isn’t. There might not be a better pure scorer in the state this season, and I think that Decker is going to put up some big games for one of the best teams in the state, regardless of class. He is really athletic for his size, and can throw down some big time dunks already. Grambling is going to have one of the top players in the SWAC at the guard position for the next couple of years, but after that the coaching staff is really excited for Decker to come in and run the show.
Nicholas Caldwell 6’6 F Dutchtown
Caldwell is a tall forward with some sneaky athleticism to go along with it. When he is going, he is tough to stop and can score from all 3 levels. He is going to be a really good shooter with size and athleticism in college, which is something that all D1 coaches are looking for right now on the wing. He still has some room to work when it comes to the defensive end of the game, but he has the tools to at least be average on that end. Southeastern is graduating 5 after this year, including 2 forwards, but are going to be bringing a lot back on the wings after this season, so Caldwell is definitely going to have to go in and earn his playing time from the second he steps on campus.
TJ Jones 6’0 G Lafayette Christian
Xavier (NO) commit
Jones is a really talented lead guard that has helped bring 2 state titles to LCA over his career so far. He is a really talented scorer, especially for his size, but has been working this offseason on getting others involved on the offensive end. He is going to have to step up in a big way after the graduation of Greg Williams (St. John’s). He commited sooner than I was expecting him to, but I think Xavier is going to be a really good fit for him. He really fits the mold for what the coaches at Xavier are looking for from their lead guard.