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Posted On: 12/12/18 6:00 AM
PrepHoopsIllinois covered all 12 games of the two day Team Rose Shootout over the weekend at Mt. Carmel High School. Mike Oliver and Jerrel Oliver run a great event with many of the top city and suburban teams in the Chicago area. We have evaluations on all the prospects in the house. This is our 2019 Evaluations Part 2!
PG Markese Jacobs (Uplift)
Jacobs is a DePaul commit that carries a huge load for his team. His teammates stepped up in this one, but when it mattered most he put his team on his back and won the game. Jacobs is a powerful and compact scoring guard that is a volume scorer. He took and made some tough three point shots during the game including one to take the lead late. His athleticism and ability to win off the bounce is his best asset. He is a big time finisher at the rim where he regularly connects on acrobatic shots. Jacobs won the game in overtime hitting a tear drop shot with two seconds left to give Uplift the win on his way to 26 points.
SG Detalian Brown (Uplift)
Brown had the best game we have seen out of him in probably two years on Saturday against Brother Rice. The 6’2” shooting guard flashed upside early in his career, but since then the production has been very inconsistent. He was fantastic at Team Rose especially showing off his perimeter shooting. He drained four from beyond the three point arc. Shot it with a lot of confidence and elevation. Liked seeing how aggressive he was as a scorer. Went for 18 points.
SF Tavion Underwood (Uplift)
Underwood is a bouncy wing that brings a lot of energy to the table. Impressive and-1 off a dribble handoff. Couple tough takes to the hoop where he displayed his athleticism. Underwood had 16 points.
PG DeAndre Vortes (Uplift)
Vortes is a compactly built 6’0” point guard that flies around trying to make plays. He rebounds well from his guard position and is at his peak when he is attacking downhill. Went for 5 points.
PG Chris Roberts (Morgan Park)
Roberts is a speed demon with the rock in his hands. Perhaps the fastest guard end to end in the senior class. Showed that off several times against Bloom going the length of the floor. Innate ability to get to the rim where he finishes well. Struggled shooting it from the perimeter in this contest. He had 13 points.
F Ikenna Okeke (Romeoville)
Okeke is an angular forward that brings his value as a defender. Plus athlete that plays with tenacity on the defensive end of the floor. Didn’t do much offensively in their game.
SG Michael Salter (Romeoville)
Salter missed the entire travel team season, but remerged at the PrepHoops Camp in the fall. He is a natural shooting guard that can play some on the ball. Solid passer and playmaker at times. Threw a couple nice transition passes. Could find a home at a small college.
PF Noah Ferrell (Romeoville)
Ferrell is a 6’6” junk yard dog type four man that had a very impactful performance against Mt. Carmel. The senior post finishes well inside with his strong hands and soft touch. Finished several dump off passes. Even hit a top of the key three early in the game. Went for 18 points.
PG William Mendez (Mt. Carmel)
This 5’10” point guard was an energy scorer for the host Caravan. He can really shoot it from three both pulling up and off the catch. Connected on four from deep. More natural playing off the ball, but at his size will need to improve as a lead guard to play at the next level.
SG Joshua Redic (Mt. Carmel)
Redic is a 6’3” two guard with size, length, and good athleticism. Projectable wing that can hit an open shot on occasion. Showed flashes to work with at the small college level.
SG Dylan Engler (Oswego)
Engler is a wing with decent size on the perimeter. He can really shoot it from three. Connected on a pair from deep including a crisp looking pull up. Flashes athletic pop at times. He struggled a bit at the free throw line, but still managed to record 20 points. Top 100 senior in the state.
PG Trey Boston (Downers Grove North)
Boston is a player we have said is a “microwave scorer” in the past. He can heat up in a hurry. That exactly what he did against Oswego. The senior combo started off a bit slow and then got it rolling. He got on the offensive glass for a put back and then he used his perimeter scoring hitting a three, winning off the dribble, getting out in transition, and turned steals into points on the other end. Went for 17 points.
PG Semaj Henderson (Downers Grove North)
Henderson can really go! This scoring point guard is good in transition where the strong and compact guard finishes well at the rim. Only hit one three, but is definitely capable from deep. Active defender. At times can over dribble a little offensively. He had 14 points.
SG Connor Ilyavi (Downers Grove North)
Ilyavi is a classic three and D wing at the two guard spot. This lefty is a lights out three point shooter that hit four off the catch for all of his 12 points. Love the way this senior plays the game moving without the ball and shooting with a quick release. Scrappy defender that can check players at the one through three spots.
PF Chris Payton (Bloomington)
Payton is a 6’7” four man that ranks as the #5 overall senior in the PHI 2019 Rankings. He has extreme bounce off the floor. The Southern Illinois commit displayed that quite a few times on rim rattling jams! He threw them down with authority time after time. He caught a few one handed ones that had the crowd in a frenzy! Quickness and athleticism in the paint are elite. Payton also did a solid job on the glass and protecting the rim. He had 21 points, 8 rebounds, and 4 blocks.
SG Caleb Donaldson (Bloomington)
We got another good look at this 6’5” shooting guard who first got on our radar with his play at the Chicago Elite Classic. Slashing wing with size. He recorded a trio of and-1s in this game. Straight line driver that has a burst off the bounce. Multi positional defender that moves well laterally. Donaldson went for 13 points.
PG Nate Duckworth (Bloomington)
Duckworth is a tough and gritty lead guard that transferred over from Normal West. He is a leader that directs his teammates and gets others involved. As a scorer he is most effective shooting it from three. Scored 7 points.
SG Donzell Johnson (Bloomington)
Johnson is a strong and physical two guard that brings toughness and intensity to the table. Plus rebounder for his size getting on the glass for several put backs and is quality on ball defender.