The difference between good and great can sometimes be measured in heart and effort. If a player is known as a hustle player, than we all know that they are most likely getting the most out of their skill set. Let’s look at some players that stood out at the Prep Hoops Michigan Top 250 because of their hustle.
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Watkins only had 1 speed throughout the day on Sunday, and that was fast. He never stopped, never slowed, and was always active and making an impact in the game.
Eklund showed up to grind at the showcase, particularly on the glass. He was relentless in his pursuit of a rebound. Eklund’s hustle turned into extended possessions.
Farr was going hard all day at the Freshman Showcase. His ‘I won’t be denied’ demeanor on the floor and his ability to back it up with his energy was impressive to say the least. Players that have Farr’s mindset and hustle generally get the most out of their game.
Lovejoy used his energy and hustle to be a menace on the defensive end. There was no quit in his D and he went al out to make life difficult for the opposing ball handlers.
If you like to watch a player that will put in the work off the ball, you would have loved watching Lowe over the weekend. He constantly moved without the ball, always keeping the defense honest.
Spann IV impressed me with his hustle before the event even began. He was in the gym early going through a determined and thought out warmup. That dedication didn’t end when the event started, as Spann IV was willing to do the dirty work and earn hustle points.
Thomas II made it obvious that he has no off button when he’s in the paint. Forget the off button, he didn’t even have a dimmer. If Thomas II was in the lane, he was ready to battle.
This young man was ready and willing to get down the floor. He was able to play a fast paced game because he was ready to work for it. This hustle led to steals, assists, and buckets.
Suardini showed his hustle in his willingness to never give up on a play. Even if his teammate was on a clear cut fastbreak, he was going to stride it out and follow the play. I saw this end up in a board and a bucket for Suardini at the showcase.
Murray had himself a day at the Freshman Showcase and a lot of that had to do with his gritty play. He went 110% every second that he was on the court. Murray’s hustle directly led to points for his team.
Arnold brought a no nonsense type of hustle to the gym last Sunday. He was willing to match his strength and grit with anyone in the gym that day. Arnold absolutely put in work under the rim.