Posted On: 02/12/20 6:00 AM

The O’Fallon Shootout featured many of the top prospects from the state of Illinois.  PHI was in the house for the entire event.  Here we break down the juniors in our O’Fallon Shootout: 2021 Illinois Evaluations!


James Dent (Springfield Southeast)

Springfield Southeast wing James Dent is one of the premier scoring wings in the junior class.  That was shown at the O’Fallon Shootout where he went off!  The 6’5” long and wiry two guard was excellent with his feathery jumper along with his ability to create off the bounce.  His biggest strength is his ability to knock down jump shots.  Free and easy release from beyond the arc hitting them at a high rate from deep.  As a scorer off the dribble he is improving that area tightening up his handles and getting to the rim.  His middle game in the 15-18 feet area is also getting better utilizing a jab step to open up space for his shot.  Rebounds well for a wing.  Much improved passer since the summer displaying an improved feel for the game.  Defensively he can check either wing spot and gets in passing lanes frustrating opponents.  He had 31 points

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