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Posted On: 12/13/18 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 2020 Evaluations Part 1!
PF Shon Robinson (Eduprize, AZ)
Robinson is a big man that moved to Arizona after his freshman season at Morgan Park. The top 100 national recruit has changed in many ways since we saw him a couple springs ago. First thing we noticed was how much his body has gotten stronger. He has filled out his upper body. Got off to a slow start missing a few jumpers and dunks. As the game went on he showed off his face up shot drilling a pair of threes from the wings. He also had a big alley-oop slam. Shot blocking presence. Finished with 12 points.
SG Kyle Lillwitz (Lemont)
Lillwitz emerged on the circuit over the summer. This 6’4” shooting guard’s game is defined by the way he shoots the rock. He hit three of them in the game we evaluated all from mid-range.
PG Billy Bouze (Lemont)
Bouze is a point guard that is 5’11”. He is at his best shooting from three. He drilled five triples in their game against Providence St. Mel. Quick release from catch to shot. Went for 17 points.
SF Connor Kochera (St. Viator)
Kochera is best described as a Swiss army knife type player that has the ability to make an impact on the game in a number of areas. He compliments Hernandez and Calvin well in that respect. Offensively he is most adept as a spot up three point shooter. Quality rebounder that has a feel on the glass and should develop into an above average wing defender down the line.
PF Sam Schultz (Oswego East)
Schultz is among the best post prospects in the junior class. Broad shouldered big man at about 6’7” with strength and athleticism on the interior. Shultz displayed his ability to stretch the floor hitting a couple threes. Also was able to get on the offensive glass for put backs. Physical player around the hoop that doesn’t get moved easily. He has a crafty handle in the open floor being able to bring it up in the at times on the break. Schultz had 16 points and an impressive 13 boards.
PG Connor Glennon (Brother Rice)
Glennon is an absolute pit-bull at 5’9”. He is the emotional leader of this team. Glennon can shoot the rock from three and is a guy that brings so many intangibles to the table with his leadership and ability to do whatever he takes to win and get the most out of his skills. He had 8 points.
SG DeAndre Hagan (Brother Rice)
Hagan is a two guard that has a thick build along with good length at 6’3”. Plays bigger than his size. Threw a sweet back door pass for an assist and hit a three. Versatile player had 6 points.
PG Taijay Brown (Uplift)
Brown stands at 6’0” and this left handed point guard has a thick build. He over dribbles at times and takes forced shots, but did have his moments including a mid-range jumper and a couple nice dimes.
SG Keshawn Williams (Bloom)
Williams is a dynamic two guard that is a wiry athlete on the wing. The 6’3” guard seemed to have his head at or above the rim all night long. He had acrobatic layups and a sweet alley-oop early in the game. Got loose several times in transition for slams. More than just an athlete he can bomb it in with his jumper. Potential to be able to defend multiple positions at the next level. He had 20 points.
C Martice Mitchell (Bloom)
Mitchell is a big man with legit size, length, and athleticism. He is really coming into his own this season. He drained a pair of threes. Soft touch on his face up shot. He did a nice job as well rebounding and protecting the rim. Mitchell had 14 points.
SG Dante Maddox (Bloom)
Maddox is a shooting guard that puts the ball in the bucket. A lot of the time it is due to his shooting from deep. In this game he didn’t hit a three, but was still very effective. The junior attacked in transition with aggression. Dunks in the open floor. Also had straight line drives and runners off the bounce in the half court. Went for 13 points. One of the better shooting guards in the junior class.
PG Donovan Newby (Bloom)
Newby is a lead guard that was the spark for this team in the second half. He made several nice passes that led to assists and also hit several vital three point shots from the top of the key. Newby is a good leader that is the glue for this team. He had 12 points.
PG Justin Moore (Bloom)
Add this junior to the already strong group of juniors at Bloom. Moore announced his arrival on our radar with a 17 point outing in a primetime matchup with Morgan Park. The point guard shot it very well hitting a pair of threes along with stop and pop jumpers.