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Posted On: 10/8/18 4:00 PM
Prep Hoops Missouri was in attendance for the final day of the Rameybasketball Fall League on Sunday at Cardinal Ritter. Here is a team scout on tournament runner-up Illinois.
Jordan Nesbitt 6’5″ St. Louis Christian (’21) – The physical wing player scored a total of 43 points in the two games in leading his team to the championship game. He is a solid perimeter player with good handles and an effective mid-range jumper. However, when he is attacking the basket, he is almost unstoppable with his size and physical strength. When he gets the ball in the low post, he can just overpower smaller defenders, plus he is a beast on the offensive boards. You can tell that he has been in the weight room because he is bigger and he has put that strength to good use.
Ilyaas Harris 5’10” Marquette (’21) – The young man known as “Biscuit” is emerging as one of the top young point guards in the state. He has already displayed his chops as a good floor leader who can facilitate and play defense, but he showcased scoring ability from all three levels on Sunday. He displayed a much improved stroke from 3-point range to go along with his mid-range jumpers and float game.
Caleb Wilkerson 5’8″ Cardinal Ritter (’20) – A small quick guard who handles the ball and plays tenacious defense, he had the knack of coming up with big buckets in the key parts of the game. He had eight points in the semifinals and seven points in the championship game and most of them came in the last four minutes of both games. He can knock down the open 3-pointer, plus he has the speed to get into the lane and finish.
Nate Garrett 6’4″ Ladue (’20) – A nice sized wing player who is an effective slasher with a strong defensive presence. He has good length and a good motor, which comes in handy on the defensive end with his ability to get deflections and steals. He is still developing a solid perimeter game on offense.
Damaun Brown 6’5″ Lindbergh (’22) – A young combo forward who has good length and athletic ability. He was very active on both ends of the court as a defender and rebounder. He seemed to be always around the basketball. He also didn’t mind shooting the corner 3-pointer. Only a freshman, he has a pretty nice upside and bears watching in the future.
Cleveland Washington 6’1″ Lutheran North (’21) – A solid wing player who puts in a good effort at both ends of the court. He attacks the basket well and he is a good rebounder from the guard position. He also has the ability to knock down open 3-pointers.
Braden Bryant 6’0″ 6’0″ Mascoutah, IL (’21) – A young wing player who can knock down 3-pointers off the catch. He also made a number of very good hustle plays to get extra possessions for his team. He chased down his share of loose balls to help his team win.