Philadelphia Catholic League Final Four Report
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Robert Wright 6’0 Point Guard 2024 (Neumann-Goretti): Wright gets into the lane consistently with his quick first step to create for himself and others. He has a smooth floater or pull-up in the mid-range. Uses a creative finishing package around the rim with finger-rolls and reverse layups. Also has the ability to make open standstill three-pointers when the ball is swung to him on the perimeter. Wright is a solid playmaker. He makes good decisions kicking the ball out to teammates for open three-pointers when opponents collapse on him in the lane.
Khaafiq Myers 5’11 Point Guard 2024 (Neumann-Goretti): Myers is a terrific defender. He is a pest when guarding on the ball with his lateral quickness, making it difficult for opposing point guards to get into their offense. Also creates steals at a very good rate, using active hands to pluck the ball away from opponents when they are weak with their handle. Offensively, Myers creates penetration into the paint with his good burst. He uses a crafty up and under or turnaround move to get to his jumper in the mid-range. Scores with slick reverse layups or soft floaters to mitigate bigger opponents trying to block his shot. Also can create for others in the halfcourt, finding open teammates around the rim for drop-off layups.
Daniel Skillings 6’6 Small Forward 2022 (Roman Catholic): Skillings uses his long-strides to slash to the basket well in the halfcourt or on the break. Scores effectively around the rim with his good body control, explosiveness, and 7’2 wingspan. He has a floater game in the mid-range when he cannot get all the way to the hoop. Skillings also creates high percentage second chance layup opportunities for himself with his aggressiveness on the offensive glass. Defensively, he uses his length when contesting opponents’ shots from the perimeter to force them into lower percentage attempts. Skillings is committed to play at Cincinnati.
Khalil Farmer 6’3 Combo Guard 2022 (Roman Catholic): Farmer has a smooth stroke from beyond the arc with good elevation. He can make treys off the dribble or when spotting up. Uses his strong body and soft touch off the glass to finish proficiently around the rim. Also can take smaller opponents into the post where he can score with a jump-hook or turnaround jumper. Farmer has grown as a playmaker. He is making better reads finding teammates for open three-pointers in the halfcourt if an opponent cuts off his driving lane to the basket. Farmer is committed to play at Hofstra.
Thomas Sorber 6’9 Center 2024 (Archbishop Ryan): Sorber uses his wide frame and high motor to get advantageous post position on opponents. He has the ball skills and touch off the glass to consistently finish when taking one or two dribbles on the block backing down a defender. Shows glimpses of mid-range touch when flashing to the mid-post for jumpers. Sorber also consistently crashes the offensive glass, creating high percentage second chance layup opportunities for himself. Defensively, he has impressive instincts as a rim protector, blocking shots at a very good rate. Also is a solid defensive rebounder, using his size effectively when boxing out to limit second chance opportunities for opponents.
Jalen Snead 6’3 Combo Guard 2022 (Archbishop Ryan): Snead showed again why he is one of the best defenders in the PCL. He uses his good anticipation, length, and lateral quickness to cause steals and deflections at a solid rate, along with hounding opposing guards or wings when defending on the ball. Offensively, Snead makes others better as a playmaker. He has good vision, using his size to see over the top of defenders. Finds teammates in the post for high percentage finishes with on target post entry feeds, in addition to on the perimeter for open three-pointers from unselfish extra passes. While Snead looks to get others involved first, he can slash to the basket in straight lines and use nifty footwork to finish around defenders.
Adam “Budd” Clark 5’9 Point Guard 2023 (West Catholic): Clark is an excellent playmaker. He penetrates into the lane using a good change of pace on his moves. Finds teammates in a variety of ways both with and without ball screens. These include in the halfcourt, crosscourt passes to teammates for open treys or drive and dishes in the lane for high percentage finishes around the rim. Also rewards teammates running the floor hard on the break with passes in stride for layups. Clark excels at using his speed in transition to get all the way to the basket for finishing opportunities. He also rarely over penetrates in the halfcourt, knowing the right times when to jump stop in order to get a better angle for a shot. Defensively, Clark uses his size to his advantage as he can get under defenders to force steals with quick hands.
Zion Stanford 6’5 Combo Forward 2023 (West Catholic): Stanford moves well without the ball. He creates high percentage layup opportunities for himself with sharp cuts to the basket. Has the ability to make standstill treys when left open. Stanford also is effective in transition. He runs the floor hard and has good body control to finish at the rim. Defensively, Stanford uses his length well. He blocks or alters opponents’ shots at a good rate when they try to rise up over him. Also is active getting his arms into passing lanes to generate steals or deflections.