Diane Mosco Foundation Shootout Report
Updated: Dec 31, 2021
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Daniel Alcantara 6’5 Wing 2022 (Reading HS): Alcantara is a reliable floor spacer from long-range. He makes three-pointers at a solid rate when spotting up. Has the ability to take opponents off the dribble and get all the way to the rim with his long strides. Alcantara finishes well through contact with his strong body. He also shows good speed getting to the basket in transition when pushing the ball. Defensively, Alcantara has solid instincts jumping into passing lanes for steals when an opponent telegraphs where they are going to throw the ball.
Horace Simmons 6’6 Wing 2023 (LaSalle College HS): Simmons has a smooth stroke from deep. He makes standstill treys at a good rate, along with showing flashes of hitting them off the bounce. Also can rise up over opponents in the mid-post for turnaround jumpers. Defensively, Simmons does a nice job making quick rotations from the weak side to block or alter opponents’ shots around the rim.
Ernest Shelton 6’3 Shooting Guard 2023 (Father Judge HS): Shelton is a sniper from beyond the arc. He has compact form with a quick release. Has the ability to make three-pointers spotting up, on the move, or off the bounce. Shelton can also get to his soft floater in the lane when attacking closeouts. Defensively, he is willing to put his body on the line for charges, beating opponents to the spot when they drive recklessly down the lane.
Aaron Sanders 6’1 Combo Guard 2022 (Bensalem HS): Sanders is a good playmaker on ball screens, finding teammates effectively rolling to the bucket for high percentage layups. He creates penetration well with quick crossover and inside-out moves. Finishes proficiently around the rim with a nice touch off the backboard. Sanders also needs to be accounted for from long-range as he is a threat to hit standstill treys when the ball is swung his way. Defensively, he uses active hands while avoiding picking up cheap fouls to create steals at a good rate.
Ahmad Nowell 6’1 Point Guard 2024 (Imhotep Institute Charter HS): Nowell is a very good shooter from deep. He makes three-pointers proficiently on pull-ups or when spotting up. Gets into the lane effectively to create for himself and others with his quick first step and shifty handle. Nowell is a reliable finisher around the rim with his strong body and touch high off the glass. Also is a good playmaker, finding teammates well for layups on drop-offs or open three-pointers from drive and kicks. Defensively, he is quick laterally, making it difficult for opposing point guards to get dribble penetration on him.
Amani Hansberry 6’8 Power Forward 2023 (Mount Saint Joseph HS): Hansberry can stretch the floor from beyond the arc. He has the ability to make treys when popping out from the foul line or on standstills. Shows flashes of hitting jumpers off the bounce from deep and in the mid-range. Hansberry also has a nice jump-hook when posting up. He makes his presence felt on the offensive and defensive glass, using his physicality and intense desire for the ball to rebound at a solid rate. Also throws on target outlet passes after securing a rebound, hitting teammates in stride for layups on the break.
Christan Bliss 6’4 Point Guard 2024 (George School): Bliss has a smooth mid-range game with his pull-up. He does a nice job creating separation and rising up over opponents with a sharp behind the back move and good elevation on his jumper. Also gets to the rim effectively with his good burst and finishes proficiently with a crafty layup package. Bliss is a solid passer. He finds teammates well for open three-pointers on drive and kicks, along with high percentage finishes around the rim from precise post entry feeds
Jalil Bethea 6’4 Shooting Guard 2024 (Archbishop Wood HS): While Bethea is a division one prospect, he fits well in his current role as a spark plug sixth man for the Vikings. He is an excellent shooter with very good form. Also has a quick release with range out to the NBA line. He makes three-pointers efficiently when spotting up or coming off screens. Bethea is capable of finishing above the rim with his good leaping ability when running the floor hard in transition.
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