Posted On: 05/11/20 3:00 PM

With no travel team season in the spring there are players that could be flying under the radar now that would have blown up this spring!  One of those names to know could have been Bennie Slater from Springfield High School.  We had heard some buzz about the 2021 6’5” forward so we watched two full game tapes of the small forward.  Here is what we saw!

He has excellent size for the small forward position with long arms and a lanky build.  Slater is very effective working in the high-post where he can be utilized in a number of areas.  He is a quality mid-range shooter that connects from 15-18 feet at a high clip.  Only hit one three in the two games we watched.  Can also put it on the deck a couple dribbles for finishes at the cup.

In the paint he is extremely quick both on the glass and scoring.  When he gets passes inside 10 feet he does a swift move for a score.  Sound and efficient footwork on the block.  Very effective getting on the offensive glass for second chance points.  Explosive second jump getting off the floor.

The area of his game we

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