Downtown Players to Watch

Posted On: 05/11/20 2:33 PM

Continuing our series on top ballplayers in New Orleans, we look at what I term the rest of Downtown New Orleans. I have also included Chalmette H.S. because there’s only one school in St. Bernard parish

St. Augustine

Nassir DegruyNassirDegruy6'2" | CGSt. Augustine | 2021StateLA 2021 6’2” Point Guard In a tradition of wait your turn…. Now it’s his turn. The heady and savvy guard makes good decisions. Which is important for coaches at the next level. Degruy has great hands, on defense that can cause shaky ball handlers to turn it over. He also has grown in toughness over the years. Areas of improvement would be a steady jump shot and serious focus in the weight room.

Jason Malbrue 2021 6’5” Combo Forward Malbrue has been displaying an explosive high-flying game and playing close to the paint, and he’s done well at it. But to garner the highest level offer possible he must display a face-up or wing game. Because of his explosiveness, working on 2-3 dribble combinations and perimeter shot will improve his stock.

Eric WilliamsEricWilliams6'7" | PFSt. Augustine | 2021StateLA 2021 6’7” Combo Forward Williams is an interesting prospect who is playing close to the goal, but can step out and put it

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