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Posted On: 10/23/18 6:54 AM
Here is a look at the top Class of 2019 and 2020 players from the IAABO Fall League at Parkway North:
Jim King 6’6″ Troy: The athletic forward was a force throughout the day with his combination of inside moves and explosiveness around the basket. He showcased good footwork around the basket plus the ability to score with both hands. He could also step out and knock down an open 3-pointer. He was a strong finisher with a number of slam dunks on the day.
Tayari Goodwin 5’10” Parkway North: A quick guard with the ability to get buckets and facilitate at a high rate. Goodwin is a knockdown shooter from 3-point range, but he can also beat defenders with his quickness to get to the rim and score on layups and floaters. He is also very good in the transition game.
Zac Bonney 6’2″ Fort Zumwalt East (pictured): An impressive looking combo guard who plays the game with a lot of confidence and savvy. He is an excellent 3-point shooter and he can also create off the dribble. He is also an unselfish player who will find the open teammate with his passing ability.
Blake Busateri 6’3″ Timberland: He missed the last two weekends of Fall League play with a shoulder strain, but he was definitely one of the top players when he played. He is a strong bucket-getter who can attack the basket and knock down jumpers. He will also get it off the offensive boards.
Donovan Parker 6’6″ St. Mary’s: A long, thin combo forward who uses his length to block shots effectively on the defensive end. He is athletic and runs the court well. He also stepped outside and knocked down a couple of 3-pointers off the catch. You can play pick and pop with him.
Josh Skidmore 6’0″ Parkway South: A very solid guard who does a lot of things well. He is a strong ball handler with good passing skills and he can attack the basket. He also puts in good work on the defensive end. He’s a nice complimentary player who makes positive plays for his team without making a lot of mistakes.
Adam Sommer 6’3′ Parkway South: A strong combo guard who led the Patriots to an undefeated Fall League session. He is very comfortable at point where he can pass and make decisions with the ball. He can also play off the ball with his ability to score on the drive or from 3-point range.
Sofara Rasas 6’3′ St. Mary’s: A slashing wing player who is poised to take over a bigger role for the Dragons during their transition season. He is at his best in the transition game where he attacks the basket and scores with both hands. He is a solid ball handler with an improved 3-point shot.
Braden Nett 6’3″ Troy: A strong wing player who competes well at both ends of the court. He is a good 3-point shooter who also had some good takes to the basket where he finished well in traffic. He can also handle the ball and pass it well. Very versatile and very solid as well.
Xavier Drummond 6’4″ Parkway North: A wing player who has been starting since his freshman year, Drummond is a nice 3-point shooter who is very effective off the catch. He uses his size to attack the basket and score in the lane through the contact. He will also give a good effort on defense.
Isaac Esker 6’8″ Parkway South: An improving post player who uses his size and big body well to establish his position in the paint. He is strong and he takes the contact well to finish around the basket. He is tough to move when he sets up shop down low.
Trayvon Robinson 5’11” University City: A solid lead guard who plays well off the ball with his ability to get buckets. He has good moves off the dribble and he can knock down open 3-pointers. He was a second team All-Conference performer last season.