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Posted On: 09/12/18 3:17 PM
The 2020 class really stole the show at the Top 250 expo this past weekend. The event included some of the best players in the state all competing in one place in front of college coaches. Here are some of the stock boosters on the day.
Trevor Baskin – Pomona
Trevor Baskins won me over in the very first game. He has great footwork, timing and positioning to be successful as well as having a knack for making plays. He’s raw in the sense of he is still growing, but the way that he moves and his basketball IQ is off of the charts. He scores in numerous ways and has soft touch around the rim. He is a good scorer that goes inside and forces the double-team but then kicks out to the open man. He uses his body on tough finishes and also can stretch the floor. He is an exceptional passer that makes the right plays and will definitely see a rise in the rankings on our next update.
Dailen Terry – Sierra
Dailen started off a bit slow, but when he got going he showcased that he is a capable scorer with a consistent shooting stroke. He can knock down an open jumper but also creates off of the dribble. He is a combo guard that excels on the offensive end of the ball as we seen with a few shots made baskets. He is always moving and rotates the ball well without forcing bad shots. He also limited his turnovers and showed that he could play off ball. Once he becomes more aggressive going into the paint and finishing over the defender he will become a more lethal scorer.
Alfonso Salais – Thornton
Alfonso doesn’t wow you with his athleticism as he isn’t exceptionally quick or get high off the ground but he does know how to put the ball in the basket. He consistently knocks down the open jump-shot and he makes the right plays on the offensive end as he moves well off of screens and doesn’t shoot the ball until he is open. He also reads rebounds well and puts himself in positions to get a few easy baskets. With a pass first point guard that knows how to find his shooter Alfonso will really excel as knock down shooters are in high demand right now, he can shoot it and showcased that in the expo.
Kevin Furuiye — Cherokee Trail
Kevin does a bit of everything. He scores when he has to, puts the ball on the ground and attacks the paint and sets up his players and all were on display on Sunday. Kevin is a combo guard that can play off-ball and brings a ton of energy. He steps up on defense and really challenges guards on the perimeter. He chose the route as a playmaker as he was surrounded with a great supporting cast and showed that he can run the offense.
Caleb Chaney – Overland
Caleb started the day out on fire. Caleb provided instant energy to his team and can be used as a jump starter. This was my first time seeing him this aggressive on the offensive end and he was scoring at ease when he was. He gets to the lane easy as well and finished, just has to attack on a more consistent basis. He has excellent perimeter defense with quick feet, anticipated the offensive players move and stays in front of his man. He also is a high IQ player on defense. He has great form on his jump shot and can knock down the jumper consistently if it is kicked out to him. As a shooter he is always moving and a player that has to be accounted for at all times. On offense, he rarely makes mistakes and is a traditional guard that runs the offense well in the half-court set. He definitely boosted his stock.