PH Texas Report: 2020 Centers Vol. II

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Posted On: 10/29/18 2:45 PM

Nathan Clover / 6’8″ / C / Port Arthur Memorial /  Level: Mid-Major

Strengths:

  • Strong bodied post who is active on both ends; competes on both ends; solid low post defender
  • Active on the glass; scores on put back opportunities and dump-off passes; finishes strong above the rim
  • Developing low post game; capable of hitting jump hooks and scoring off of drop step moves
  • Very effective when he plays physical; has great potential; gets up and down the floor
  • 5A State Champion starting big man

Weaknesses:

  • Raw talent; steadily improving
  • Consistency scoring on the low block; can be a serious offensive threat if he keeps improving

Darrius Miles / 6’11” / C / Waxahachie /  Level: Mid-High Major

Strengths:

  • Very tall and wide-bodied post who takes up space and scores well in the paint 
  • Finishes at the basket; uses body to bang and bully low post defenders
  • Has good hands; Has a soft touch in the paint; –
  • Big body post with a high ceiling

Weaknesses:

  • Conditioning; needs to get in shape to be able to play throughout longer stretches
  • Inconsistent motor; needs to play with a chip on his shoulder every time he steps on the floor

Montreal Pena / 6’9″ / C / Arlington Martin /  Level: High Major

Strengths:

  • Skinny big man with bounce; utilizes it by finishing dump off passes with exciting standing vertical dunks and protecting the rim; very athletic and moves well
  • Has very long arms; very active on the defensive end 
  • Has shown the ability to handle the ball in the open floor and transitional situations; runs the floor extremely well 
  • Potential unicorn-like abilities; huge upside

Weaknesses:

  • Raw offensively; no back to the basket skill whatsoever
  • Lacks any type of strength; easily loses position; out of control when trying to score through contact on the low block 
  • Starting to drift to the perimeter; has a chance to be perimeter oriented, but his main focus should be on adding weight to his this frame

To receive contact info on these prospects:

Brandon Jenkins

214-962-7678

@brandon_jenkin5