PH Texas Report: 2020 Power Forwards Vol. IV

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Posted On: 10/31/18 6:00 PM

Jalen Brattain / 6’8″ / PF / Seminole /  Level: Mid Major-High Minus

Strengths:

  • Athletic hybrid forward with a college-ready body; has a chance to be special if he can put it all together; versatile basketball player 
  • Bouncy in the interior; plays above the rim; target for putback dunks; rebounds well
  • Can handle the ball in the open floor; capable of hitting a jumpshot out to the high school three-point line
  • Strong body; can play physical

Weaknesses:

  • Lacks confidence on the court; needs to play with the mentality that he is the best player on the court 
  • Continues to hold himself back; has the tools to be really good 
  • Does not always consistently give maximum effort

Hayden Brittingham / 6’4″ / PF / Crowley /  Level: Division II-Low Major 

Strengths:

  • Extremely bouncy forward; consistently plays above the rim 
  • He is physically ready to compete at the next level; uses athleticism to bang the boards; active rebounder
  • Handles the ball in the open floor; solid slasher off the wing; gets to the rim; shields off defenders with his strong body

Weaknesses:

  • Outside game is non-existent
  • Undersized four-man; needs to continue to improve perimeter skills to make the proper transition to the small forward position

God’s Gift Ezedinma / 6’8″ / PF / Waco Midway /  Level: Mid Major-High Minus

Strengths:

  • Active four-man with a thin and long frame; competes and plays hard on both ends; high motor; cleans the glass; works hard 
  • Capable of stepping out and hitting an occasional 22 footer 
  • Length irritates opponents; uses it to his advantage defensively

Weaknesses:

  • Needs to add strength; easily loses position on the low block; tends to get outmuscled in the paint
  • Basketball IQ; settles from outside jumpers; needs to know when to attempt shots from the perimeter

To receive contact info on these prospects:

Brandon Jenkins

214-962-7678

@brandon_jenkin5