PH Texas Report: 2020 Shooting Guards Vol. V

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Posted On: 11/2/18 9:30 AM

Jarren Cook / 6’3″ / SG / San Antonio Wagner /  Level: Low-Mid Major

Strengths: 

  • Catch and shoot prospect with a good body 
  • Can hit the open three; smooth stroke from the outside
  • Plays the role as a secondary ball handler
  • Good rebounding guard: plays physical on the defensive glass

Weaknesses:

  • Very streaky shooter; If he is not hitting shots from deep, he can be very quiet within a game 
  • Needs to improve point guard skills; transition more into a combo guard 
  • Does not score off the bounce; more of a spot-up scorer
  • Needs to be more aggressive and look to attack the basket; does not use his body enough to shield off defenders offensively when slashing

K.J. Pruitt / 6’3″ / SG / Lewisville /  Level: Low-Mid Major

Strengths: 

  • Athletic guard with long arms; high upside on the defensive end 
  • Secondary ball handler; strong with the ball in his hands
  • At his best when slashing to the rim 
  • Scores in transition; strong finisher at the rack in the open floor and in half-court situations

Weaknesses:

  • Needs to improve perimeter jumper; can create separation and get good looks, but can not always convert on opportunities 
  • Attended three schools in his first three years of high school; switches summer teams frequently; questionable commitment

Journee Phillips / 6’2″ / SG / San Antonio Wagner /  Level: Division II-Low Major

Strengths: 

  • Developing slasher who could be a solid two-way combo guard if he continues to work
  • Very aggressive; attacks the rim at will; strong and acrobatic finisher in the paint; target for and-one opportunities 
  • Strong body; plays physical and competes to battle for offensive rebounds and loose balls;
  • Improved ball handler; plays hard on both ends

Weaknesses:

  • Offensive game still needs improvement
  • Needs to work on perimeter jumper; not a threat from 17 feet and out 
  • Plays like a power forward in a combo guards’ body

To receive contact info on these prospects:

Brandon Jenkins

214-962-7678

@brandon_jenkin5