Posted On: 07/11/21 12:36 PM

Steve Samuels | MPJ Elite
5’10” G Jefferson City (MO) ’23
  • Below-the-rim guard
  • Cerebral, conservative scorer

One of the best 6-foot-under guards of the weekend was Samuels, who displayed his crafty, competent skill-set Sunday morning quite well.

The junior guard is mostly conservative with the ball, usually selecting shots carefully and taking opportunities only when he feels good about them; this leads to Samuels’ point total being distributed pretty evenly across games rather than dominating the ball in spurts.

As a scorer, Samuels does a great job of using his handle to create angles, slithering around defenders and slipping into cracks when he slashes to the rim. He does a really good job of wrapping around defender from the wing to the far-side and keeping them on his hip. Samuels also finishes strongly through contact and can knock down shots from wide angles.

He shoots the ball well from the mid-to-long-range, but not exceptionally. This is a part of his game in

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