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Posted On: 09/26/18 7:00 PM
This past Saturday, Prep Hoops invaded Park School as players from Maryland, D.C. and even Virginia came together to compete. The gym had plenty of talent and players got after it aggressively for five hours that consisted of a dynamic warm up and games. Here are some of the upperclassmen shooters that stood out.
Michael Katsock | St. Albans ’20
Katsock was the best shooter in attendance Saturday. At 6-foot-6 and a pure, smooth release, Katsock seemed to be nailing a three almost every time he touched the ball. While athleticism isn’t his strong suit, Katsock reads defensive rotations very well and finds openings around the arc. He was sniping from deep as the trailer in transition and even had a few pull up three’s himself as he led the break.
Dylin Borden | Annapolis Area ’19
When Borden wasn’t setting up others for scoring opportunities, he was spotting up around the perimeter awaiting his chance to bury a three. Borden did a nice job of keeping space on the offensive side and being in the right spots when his teammates penetrated into the paint to free himself up. If he didn’t have an open look off the catch, the 5-foot-11 guard was efficient with finishing mid-range jumpers after one or two dribbles.
Eric Bass Jr. | New Town ’19
Similar to Katsock, Bass Jr. won’t overwhelm you with his athleticism, but he always seems to know where to be. He has a quick release off the catch, gets good rotation on the ball and hold his follow through until the shot goes in. When Bass Jr. wasn’t hitting a three, he was filling the lanes in transition consistently and as a result, had a ton of lay ups throughout the day.
James Berry III | Bishop Ireton ’20
Berry has proven to be an efficient shooter since he burst onto the high school scene. Before, he depended upon movement without the ball and finding openings in the defense, but now he has developed his ball handling to become a threat off the dribble as well. He was a threat from three in both the half court and in transition with the ball when a lay up wasn’t available. He knows how to create space from his match up with crafty moves and can get into his shot quickly.