Posted On: 11/29/18 7:34 PM
Prospect Spotlight: 2019 Alex Mishaw
TORRANCE, CA—It’s that time of the season when various late-blooming seniors began to feel their groove—and that is exactly the case with Alex Mishaw of West High School in Torrance. Mishaw would be the catalyst for his Warrior teammates as he willed the Warriors to a 90-79 victory over Hart High School.
The 6-foot-3 shooting guard put together a terrific all around game at both ends of the floor—which included a 30-point outburst and numerous deflections on the defensive end.
Mishaw can score from all three levels due to his explosiveness and budding skills. He plays at a relentless pace at both ends of the floor. Whether it be a slashing drive to the basket or snagging a rebound to spark the fast break, Mishaw was everywhere against Hart.
His 1st step is terrific and he showed outstanding body control as he weaved through the defense for numerous finishes. Defensively, he showed active hands and anticipation where he caused numerous deflections.
His ball handling needs polishing as well as his jump shot, albeit he knocked in a couple deep jump shots.
“For me to take my game to a new level, I definitely need to get stronger and improve the consistency of my jump shot,” explained Mishaw.
In this day and age where scouts are introduced to prospects at very young age, it’s nice to see that group of late-bloomers emerging during their senior campaigns.
“At this stage I’ve heard from Cal State Dominguez and Concordia, but the process is just starting with me,” explains Mishaw.
Although the recruiting process is just beginning with Mishaw as a senior, as the old saying goes “it’s not where you start, it’s where you finish.”