Posted On: 08/8/19 11:59 PM
Melique Hambrick (Tyner Academy) gifted the PrepHoopsTN Summer Combine with handle and burst. Hambrick’s style of play is better than most 2021 point guards for a couple reasons: Quickness, creativity, bravery.
How did he measure against the competition?
- Class of 2021
- 5’9 1/2″
- Wingspan — 5’8″
- Height w/o shoes — 5’9 1/2″
- Height w/ shoes — 5’10 1/2″
- Hand Span — 8.5″
- Hand Length — 8.5″
- Lane Agility — 12.56
- 3/4 court sprint — 3.28
- Summer Combine Ranking — #17
- All-Star Top 20
- State Ranking Top 150 (View)
NBA Stylistic Comparison: 1998 Hawks Mookie Blaylock
College Projection: JuCo.
Melique Hambrick earned placement in the All-Star Game based upon recommendation from then-Cleveland High Assistant Coach Reggie Tucker. Coach Tucker loved the way Hambrick competed in the afternoon session (5 vs. 5/drills). Hambrick is jet-quick, but his hot shooting impressed Coach Tucker.
Hambrick performed as a scoring guard most of the event. He projects as a quick, incisive lead guard. Because he moves so quickly, Hambrick is athletic enough to create for himself or, more importantly, create opportunities for more talented teammates. College point guards are tasted with creating for all. Hambrick should be able to do this. He performs this role with Tyner, too.
His wingspan is concerning at 5-foot-8. Though he possesses quick hands, the deflections are uncommon. Hambrick played with quick feet. He was not as consistent defensively as he could be.
Hambrick certainly emits leadership. Teammates kind of gravitate towards him. Though he is quiet, at times, he still carries some influence.
Speed and timing exercises gave Hambrick a chance to show off his quicks. His time in the 3/4 sprint impressed. Melique Hambrick recorded a 3.28, which sorted him in the top 5 on the day. His lane agility was not as fast relative to the competition (12.56). This was his only time recorded in the lane agility and many players had difficulty with the footwork traversing the elongated rectangle.
Overall, there are limitations to Hambrick’s game that are largely dictated by his size (5’9 1/2″) and there are strengths to his game largely centered around his quick feet. Shooting range is a strength and look for his success in the game to orbit this attribute.
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