Check out my scouting reports and analysis on some of the top prospects in attendance at the GASO (Great American Shoot Out) Bryan/ College Station! These guys really popped on night one, expect them to begin to garner some real attention over the next few circuit months!
Kevin Juarez 2023 6’6 Pasadena High School (Pasadena Lockdown 2023)
Kevin is a monstrous yet switchable wing prospect who knows how to use his size to finish in the paint, yet also create separation with his back to the basket. He showed an ability to handle the ball and affect the game from all three levels of the court. Juarez played well and made good decisions out of the high post and initiated offense on the wings. I was very impressed with how smart he was when attacking a single defender. He quickly spins out of trouble and steps through double teams into whatever space he has. He works very hard on both ends of the court with a non stop motor as soon as the ball gets tipped. He hustled after every rebound on both ends of the court, and even out rebounded a 6’8 big man he played alongside. He showed an ability to catch any pass that was thrown to him and quickly make the right decision, wether it was make the swing pass, put the ball on the floor and get to the rim or catch and shoot. Juarez is great at using his size to get his own looks down low, but is already showing an ability to defend anyone on the perimeter. He has great food speed for his size already, and could easily develop into an aggressive and switchable small ball center. Juarez is one prospect you have to keep your eye on as he goes into his senior year.
Carson Lemmer 2024 6’4 Tomball Memorial High School (Hardwork Basketball Academy)
Carson is a confident wing who can score from all three levels of the floor with ease. He has a great frame with a constant aggressive nature in which he plays the game, making him a complete game changer with his ability to do it all on the offensive end of the court. He made very impressive plays on the fast break, finishing thunderous dunks and making the right reads to set up his teammates for easy looks in transition. He moved without the ball in the half court and caught his defenders slipping with backdoor cuts and consistent motion on the perimeter. His ability to consistently knock down shots on the outside made him an elite offensive weapon, and there was nothing that defenders could do to stop his game once his shot began to fall. Where I was most impressed with his game was his ability to make the right reads and facilitate on the perimeter, at the high post or with his back to the basket. He made beautiful cross court passes to set up shooters in the corner, his passes were always made with enough pace to get by a defender and always seemed to be right in their shooting pocket to allow them to quickly get shots up. I know I will be keeping tabs on his development over the next two years…
La’Chauncey Thomas 2023 6’3 A&M Consolidated High School
La’Chauncey is an explosive player who can affect the game from all three levels of the floor. His size makes him a monster in the open court and will surely be making some highlight reel plays on the fast break during his senior year next year. He is a smart rebounder who can play the small ball center role, but would really thrive alongside another big to help him on the glass. He works incredibly hard and goes after long rebounds and loose balls on both ends of the court. His motor is one of the most intriguing things about his game. He showed an ability to quickly catch and shoot from both the wings and corners and forced the center on the opposing team to come out and contest him. I was very impressed with his decisions on the break, he showed unselfishness to create easy looks for his teammates but also the ability to dunk over anyone sliding over late.
Aydan Perdue 2023 6’5 Katy High School (Big Basketball Academy)
Aydan is a complete player with his ability to score on the offensive end, but also switch and defend any position you need. He showed an ability to put the ball on the floor and attack the basket but also stretch the floor off the catch and score off the bounce. I was very impressed with how well he did all of the little things like switching onto guards on the perimeter but also dominating down low with his length. He blocked shots as a help side defender and when getting attacked one on one. He rebounded the ball at a high level and went after long rebounds and loose balls to get an extra possession for his team. He showed an ability to play out of the high post and make good decisions with the ball in his hands. He made the right extra swing pass to set up his teammates and never seemed to over dribbled the ball.
Rodney Geter 2022 6’6 Dallas Madison High School (M.L. Elite)
Rodney is an athletic wing who dominates his opponents in the paint, especially on the glass. His relentlessness on the glass gave his team a plethora of extra opportunities and easy second chance points through his aggressiveness. He fights hard in the paint and in the post, and always boxes out the nearest man to him. He was consistently fighting for positioning in the low post, and working to move his opponent out of his way to clear driving lanes for his teammates. He is also good in the dunkers spot, he always manages to seal off his opponent at the right time to be an open receiver of a pass for his guards as they attack the rim. Geter displayed his intense defense on the perimeter and in the paint, coming up with blocks and locking down quicker guards on the perimeter. His length harasses ball handlers and forces them to pick up their dribble 30 feet from the rim and make a bad decision. He is a good screener who rolls hard to the rim and destroys smaller opponents who switch onto him. He is a consistent rim runner and when he gets a full head of steam not many opponents want to get in his way.