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Posted On: 10/1/18 5:00 PM
POTOMAC, MD — Bullis School played host to over a dozen college coaches, and about two dozen local high school players who participated in a well organized combine. Here we recap the event by going through some superlatives.
It became clearer and clearer as the combine went on that Daniel Deaver was the best player in the gym. At 6-foot-7, he is a physically strong and fundamentally sound forward who is a post technician. Deaver does a great job sealing off his man with his body and showing his hands. He can face up, shoot the 3, and attack off the dribble. Deaver blocked a lot of shots, and showed good recovery speed when getting beat initially off the bounce. He can also score with both hands, and can take contact.
College coaches were buzzing about the potential in Malcolm Alexander. A long and wiry 6-foot-4 wing who can really score it, Alexander is efficient with the ball. It’s usually just one or two dribbles before he pulls up or dishes. Alexander is a good athlete, but he was not the most explosive player in the gym. He is very good at creating his own shoot, especially over top of smaller defenders.
Phillip Jordan did not stop talking, and made sure he was the loudest player in the gym throughout the day. You have to love a point guard who can get a message across to his teammates, and take accountability.
He’s still pretty raw, but Ebby Asamoah showed several signs of the type of player he can be in a couple of years. Asamoah has very long arms, and broad shoulders. He is a very good athlete, and a rangy defender. Asamoah played very hard. He blocked shots and showcased good court vision. Asamoah rebounded the ball and showed that he can go coast to coast. His jumper looked good, and he made shots, but still could add a bit of consistency there.
Chris Milton is a kid who we hadn’t seen much of in the past, but he definitely caught our eye on this occasion. Milton is an athletic 6-foot-4+ wing who can get up and own, finish above the rim, and make shots.
Matias Prock demonstrated an impressive feel for the game on both ends. He used pump fakes, and exhibited crafty ball handling skills. Prock is shifty. He can create his own shot, and has a nice one dribble pull-up. He played hard, and crashed the offensive boards effectively.