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Posted On: 12/12/18 3:00 PM
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 3!
PG Fred Cleveland (Leo)
Cleveland was on fire right from the jump in his team’s game against Bloomington. The future North Carolina A&T lead guard showed off his speed on multiple coast to coast drives. Explodes by defenders and despite his size he is actually a very good layup maker in traffic. Cleveland also did a solid job shooting from beyond the arc. Thought he was excellent dishing the rock. Worked very well with Anderson on several feeds in short spaces. He had 19 points.
PF Dachaun Anderson (Leo)
Anderson is a four man at about 6’6” that is a high-motor post. Very active player that has a relentless tenacity on the glass. He is acrobatic in the paint and has good body control. Quickness in the paint as well. Showed more skill than we had ever seen. He displayed a little bit more of a face up game attacking from mid-range and in. Even hit a three. Anderson won the game with a layup with seconds remaining. He had 22 points and 11 rebounds.
PG Artese Stapleton (Kenwood)
Stapleton is a player that has been on our radar for a long time. The thin and wiry point guard put his team on his back against Hillcrest. Stapleton used his speed to slither through the defense for scores at the cup. Did an outstanding job making layups in traffic. Absolutely lived in the lane! Also did a nice job of using his length defensively to get steals that he converted at the other end for transition buckets. Stapleton had 17 points.
SG LJ Johnson (Kenwood)
Johnson is a power wing that is extremely strong in his upper body. Really good rebounder from the wing. He is at his best scoring in transition and on aggressive takes off the bounce.
PF Dylan West (Hillcrest)
West stands at 6’7” with a strong build and broad shoulders. The big man was efficient with his touches using a soft touch in the paint to score. He finished well on dump off passes on the interior. Got to the offensive glass for a couple put backs. West had 20 points.
PG Jeremiah Staten (Hillcrest)
This strong and stocky 5’10” point guard isn’t the biggest, but he is tough as nails! Staten did a nice job setting up his big man West throughout the night with passes where he could do damage. Pushes in the open floor.
PG Dashon Enoch (OPRF)
Enoch brings a ton of intensity to the table. The combo guard is built like a running back. He was a major catalyst in their run late in the game. Didn’t use much of his jump shot instead focusing on getting downhill where he was able to make layups and get to the foul line. Enoch has great body control and can get the ball on the rim after drawing contact. Gets after it on the defensive end. Emotional leader of this team. He had 13 points.
SG Chase Robinson (OPRF)
Robinson is a senior guard that is the glue which holds this team together. Big time competitor that attacks on straight line drives. He had 10 points.
F Anthony Roberts (ORPF)
Roberts is a versatile forward that is a mismatch. Strength and size to score inside and the skill to handle and stretch the defense with an occasional three on the perimeter. Quickness in the post and hit a spot up three. Went for 10 points.
PF Charlie Hoehne (OPRF)
This Rockhurst signee is going to be a very effective D2 player. Face up four man that can shoot the basketball in the pick and pop game. Feel around the hoop being able to score in the paint with toughness and touch. Went for 17 points.
PG Terry Williams (Orr)
Williams is known as mostly a catch and shoot threat. He did that especially early in the game. Got his team rolling with a pair of triples. This has become common place for Williams as he is usually the catalyst to start things off for Orr. What was impressive about Williams play was he showed more than just his deep ball. Also mixed in mid-range jumpers, tear droppers, runners, and a few nice passes. Went for 21 points.
SF Tujautae Williams (Orr)
Williams is the second highest rated unsigned senior available in the state of Illinois. The 6’5” wing has long strides and can get to the hoop in just a few dribbles. Explosive going coast to coast with the rock in his hands. Big time athlete with quick twitch ability. Non shooter at this point. In three games we have seen him make two shots from outside the paint. Struggled at the line in this game. Loved what he did as a passer early dropping several sweet dimes making good decisions getting his teammates involved early. He had 12 points.
SG Greg Outlaw (Orr)
Outlaw is a top 65 prospect that is among the more intriguing upside two guards left on the board. Big time athlete that transferred over to Orr from Bogan. Outlaw is a plus mid-range jump shooter with consistent mechanics pulling up from 15-18 feet. Physical driver that gets to the rim with strong takes. He had 13 points.
SG Justin Harmon (Curie)
There are plenty of guys we could pick as the standout for Curie, but we are going to go with their senior guard that has caused buzz among college coaches with his play this season. Harmon is a two guard that has been on our radar for a while, but he has seemed to elevate his game at the start of the season. Improved his athleticism and is showing it off in the open floor. Played above the rim with a lot of dunks. Playing with a higher energy level than earlier in his career. Harmon scored 14 points.
SG DaJuan Gordon (Curie)
This Kansas State commit played well in front of one of his future assistant coaches. Gordon is a long and lanky wing that is a sniper from deep, but in this game he was focused on getting to the rim. Did that in a variety of ways with euro steps and and-1 conversions. In a very up and down transition type game he excelled scoring 15 points.
G Damari Nixon (Curie)
Nixon is a lefty combo guard at 6’1”. Slashing wing that takes good angles to the hoop. Finished well in transition. Also hit a three from the wing. Went for 10 points.
SF Clyde Benton (De La Salle)
Benton was the lone bright spot for De La Salle in their loss to Curie in the last game of the night on Sunday. The Meteors wing did not play on the travel team circuit this past summer and we hadn’t seen him for a while until last Sunday where he struggled. Played much better this weekend in a more open floor game. That played to his strengths especially in the first half. He has size at about 6’5” with projectability. Explosive slasher off the bounce and in transition with a head of steam behind him. Had a sweet euro step and got to the line. Also showed sound mechanics on his jumper. Benton finished with 17 points.
SG Alex Raiford (De La Salle)
Raiford is an athletic two guard that is a sound shooter from mid-range. Drilled several from that area of the floor. Would be a nice pick up for a small college. He had 6 points.