PH Texas Report: 2020 Power Forwards Vol. I

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Posted On: 10/27/18 4:00 PM

Introducing the Prep Hoops Texas Report

One of our goals at Prep Hoops Texas is to provide the most accurate and credible information to college coaches about the most talented kids in the Lone Star State. Our media source covers kids across the state who can play at all levels. A way we will assist coaches who subscribe to our site is by providing scouting reports on multiple athletes in the 2020, 2021, and 2022 classes. We want to cover as many 2020 kids as possible first because those will be the kids coaches will be mainly evaluating come next summer. Also, towards the end of the high school season, we will add unsigned seniors to our reports. The Prep Hoops Texas Report will provide a detailed, bullet-pointed scouting report on multiple kids across the state. Be on the lookout for each one because there is a chance you might miss a kid that could fill a need. This article focuses on national top ten player in the country Greg Brown III and state ranked power forward Jakobe Coles.

 

Greg Brown III / 6’7″ / PF / Vandegrift (Austin, TX) /  Level: High Major-NBA Prospect

Strengths:

  • Elite hybrid forward with NBA ready athleticism;
  • Consistently signs his name on the rim; a pogo stick around the basket; Will look to dunk everything
  • Very long and rangy; Potential to be a very great perimeter and rim protector
  • Capable ball handler; can hit shots from the outside
  • Skinny but has wiry strength

Weaknesses:

  • Settles for jumpers way too much; tends to fall in love with his jumpshot; needs to constantly attack each chance he gets
  • Funky release on his jumpshot; flings it from the side of his head; inconsistent from the perimeter

Jakobe Coles / 6’8″ / PF / Denton Guyer/  Level: Mid Major Plus- High Major Minus

Strengths:

  •  Skilled four-man who consistently produces; has one of the softest touches in the paint
  • Finishes very well around the rim; Solid mid-range game off the catch and triple threat; True pick and pop target
  • Gets physical and grabs boards; leads the break at times after cleaning the defensive glass will advance the ball to the open man 
  • Great passer out of the high and low post
  • Capable of knocking down shots out to 22 feet

Weaknesses:

  • Looks way better when he plays inside the arc; can settle for three-point attempts
  • Will struggle guarding high major power forwards; not a defensive low post presence
  • Does not move well laterally; also does not get off the floor well

To receive contact info on these prospects:

Brandon Jenkins

214-962-7678

@brandon_jenkin5