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Posted On: 07/28/20 5:38 PM

What new talents did we learn about this weekend in Shakopee?  Prep Hoops gives you some potential impact winter talents now in New Names to Know.

Jamal Ambrose of Gain Elite (6’9/6’10 from Eastview, 2022). When you first see Jamal you instantly ask "who is that?" because he is every bit of 6-foot-9 and maybe bigger.  In addition to that. Jamal is a thick big at his size so the size is there in all ways.  And then you see his shooting touch and immediately you think "they have something here".  This weekend we watched Jamal knock out all nine of his foul shots in one game, and match threes/jumpers with a top big in Minnesota in another game. I was also impressed how he won his post position battles this weekend.  There is a lot to work with here as a prospect. 

Patrick Bath of D1 Minnesota 15u (6’8 PF/C from Totino-Grace, 2023).  Bath moved to the Twin Cities early this summer and has been a standout for the D1 15s in the middle from their first game.  Big men at 15u are not usually productive game to game as often times they are still getting comfortable with the

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