Posted On: 04/15/21 5:55 PM

Francisco’s Geico Takes—Arizona Compass vs Montverde Academy (Standouts)

FORT MYERS, FL—Each and every season one of the events I look forward to is the Geico Nationals. The combination of high-level talent and effort never disappoints—and this year’s version of the event was no different. Whether it was the potent point guard play of Tennessee-bound Kennedy Chandler or the immense potential of 2022 Jalen Duren Jalen Duren 6'9" | PF Montverde Academy | 2022 State #2 Nation FL , each and every game did not disappoint. 

Chris Webber-like

Jalen Duren Jalen Duren 6'9" | PF Montverde Academy | 2022 State #2 Nation FL (Montverde Academy)

2022, PF, 6-foot-10, 240 pounds

Joel’s Take: Comparisons get thrown around a lot in this business and most of the time it is debatable. However, when I first heard the Chris Webber comparisons for Duren, I couldn’t agree more. Magnetic hands, a strong finisher, and a prototypical elite frame (broad and long) are part of the package. In addition, his passing acumen is very impressive. In the modern NBA, you can also compare Duren to Bam Adebayo (Miami Heat).

Point of emphasis

Ryan Nembhard Ryan Nembhard 6'0" | PG Montverde Academy | 2021 State #131 Nation FL (Montverde Academy)

2022, PG, 6-foot-1, 175 pounds

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