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ZG Live in Springfield Report Part 1

Updated: Sep 11

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Team Fredette UA Rise vs Pro Level Titans (Team Fredette UA Rise Win 66-58)


Jack McFadden 6’5 Shooting Guard (Team Fredette UA Rise/Spire Institute): McFadden is a very good shooter from beyond the arc, making three-pointers effectively off the bounce or when spotting up. Hit a pair of one dribble treys in transition when he got the ball pushed ahead to him, along with when he was playing the role of the trailer. While he did not make any spot up threes in the game, he has shown over the course of his high school career to make these kinds of shots proficiently. McFadden has a smooth mid-range pull-up in his scoring arsenal. Drained a nice two dribble jumper from fifteen feet with his defender giving him very little space. He can also get to the rim well with his quick first step and sharp crossover to create against opponents. Drew a pair of shooting fouls on drives to the rim when getting by opponents with his crossover, along with drawing another shooting foul at the rim after getting by a defender with a straight line drive. McFadden is a reliable shooter at the charity stripe. Made 7/9 free throws in the game and finished with 19 points total for the contest. He is a solid playmaker, finding teammates effectively on drive and kicks for open treys, in addition to drop-offs in the lane for high percentage finishes at the rim. Had four assists in the game, including finding a teammate spotting up for three when penetrating, as well as dumping the ball off to a teammate cutting to the rim for a dunk in transition.


NJ Beasts vs Prodigy Basketball Black (NJ Beasts Win 70-64)


Omarion Jett-Dobbs 6’2 Combo Guard (NJ Beasts/St. Benedict’s Prep): Jett-Dobbs showed much more comfort from long range this AAU season, making three-pointers at a solid rate on the move or when spotting up. Had a pair of on the move treys, popping out beyond the arc from the block to drain a long ball, along with hitting another three when popping after setting a ball screen. He also hit a spot up trey from the corner on a nice crosscourt pass from a teammate, along with another three off the catch when the ball was swung to him against the opponent’s zone defense. Drained five treys in the game. Jett-Dobbs gets to the rim effectively with his good burst and quick through the legs move to create against opponents. Drew a shooting foul on a drive to the rim after getting by an opponent in transition with a straight line drive, in addition to drawing another shooting foul at the rim after getting by an opponent in the halfcourt with a through the legs move. Scored 27 points in the contest. While Jett-Dobbs only had one assist in the game, he showed this past high school season he can find teammates effectively on drive and kicks for open threes. Averaged 3.3 assists during the high school season. Defensively, Jett-Dobbs creates steals well, jumping into passing lanes when opponents throw a weak pass in his area, along with swiping the ball from behind on opponents if they get by him off the dribble. Had a pair of thefts in the contest, intercepting a lazy crosscourt pass thrown in transition, in addition to not giving up after an opponent got penetration on him and punching the ball out to a teammate. Averaged two steals per game this past high school season. While he did not take any in this particular game, Jett-Dobbs did a nice job this past high school season on a number of occasions beating an opponent to the spot and drawing charges.



Mass Elite vs NY Select (Mass Elite Win 56-40)


Quintin Pienaar 6’3 Combo Forward (Mass Elite/Winchester HS): Pienaar is skilled in the post. Has a nice jump hook and drop step move when posting up. Finished a soft jump hook in the paint after getting good post position on an opponent. While he did not score on any drop steps when posting up in this particular game, he made this shot at a solid rate this past high school season. Pienaar is not rushed when attempting shots in the paint. Had a nice play finishing a layup after rolling off a ball screen, waiting for two opponents to go up in the air when contesting his shot. He can take opposing forwards off the dribble when they close out too aggressively. Scored a layup at the rim after getting by a defender with a straight line drive from the perimeter when they closed out too hard on him. Pienaar can also stretch the floor from deep, making three-pointers proficiently when spotting up. Drained a spot up trey on a drive and kick from a teammate. Scored 11 points in the game. Also has solid vision, finding cutting teammates for high percentage layups around the basket. Had four assists in the contest, including hitting a cutting teammate for a finish around the rim on a pass from the high post, along with finding another teammate for a layup on a give and go after the teammate’s defender came over to double Pienaar posting up. He is aggressive on the offensive glass, showing nice instincts on being around the ball when it comes off the rim. Had four offensive boards in the contest. Pienaar also makes his presence felt on the defensive glass, using his strong body to get advantageous position on opponents. Corralled seven defensive boards in the game, giving him 11 total and a double-double.


Lehigh Valley Force-2022 National vs DTX Blue (Lehigh Valley Force-2022 National Win 69-67)


Kola Lysynecky 6’7 Center (Lehigh Valley Force-2022 National/Easton Area HS): Lysynecky has soft touch from long range, making three-pointers at a solid rate when spotting up. Hit a trey from the corner when spotting up on a nice crosscourt pass from a teammate, along with hitting another spot up three on a drive and kick from a teammate. He has a quick first step off the dribble for his position and can finish at the rim effectively with a soft touch on his layups. Got by an opponent on the wing with a straight line drive to finish a layup off the glass, in addition to scoring the game winning layup after getting by an opponent with another blow by drive. Lysynecky also is a reliable scorer in the post, having a soft jump hook in his arsenal. Scored an and-1 on the block using a jump hook over his defender when posting up. Scored 21 points in the game. Defensively, he does a good job forcing opponents’ into lower percentage shots at the rim, quickly moving to the help side when an opponent beats a teammate off the dribble. Lysynecky also is a solid rebounder, using his size and strength when boxing out to make it difficult for opponents to get second chance opportunities. Pulled down five boards in the contest.


Black Bear North vs Pro Skills Basketball Philly (Black Bear North Win 59-56)


Casey Cormier 6’1 Shooting Guard (Black Bear North/Kimball Union Academy): Cormier has a smooth mid-range game with his two dribble pull-up. He hit a pair of two dribble pull-ups from 15 feet. He can hit mid-range jumpers coming off screens as well. Drained a fifteen foot jumper coming off a screen on a baseline out of bounds play. Cormier also has some shifty ball handling moves, to go with a crafty finishing package allowing him to score around the rim effectively. Had a pair of nice plays, finishing a reverse layup after getting by an opponent with a through the legs crossover move, along with scoring a left hand layup after creating separation on a defender with a spin move. Cormier has the ability to score when posting up smaller defenders. Hit a nice one dribble fadeaway jumper in the paint when backing a smaller defender down. Finished the game with 16 points. While he did not make any three-pointers in this particular game, he has shown the ability to make them effectively over the course of his high school career when spotting up. While scoring is Cormier’s forte, he can also make solid reads when making plays for others. Had a nice play finding a teammate rolling to the bucket for a layup off a ball screen, in addition to lobbing the ball to a teammate for a finish around the rim when a defender collapsed on him in the lane.


PTT 17U HGSL vs DTX Red (PTT 17U HGSL Win 82-72)


Cole Wissink 6’3 Shooting Guard (PTT 17U HGSL/Cheshire Academy): Wissink has a nice stroke from beyond the arc, making three-pointers at a solid rate when spotting up. Hit a spot up trey when acting as the trailer on a fastbreak. He has a quick first step off the dribble, getting to the rim consistently and finishing effectively with finger roll layups. Finished a pair of finger rolls after a blow by drive past an opponent when they were playing tight defense on him, along with attacking a closeout and taking two dribbles to get all the way to the basket. Scored 14 points in the contest. Defensively, Wissink does a nice job using his size and length to force opponents into lower percentage shots when they try to rise over him. Also gives consistent effort on this end, rarely giving up on a play. Had a great play sprinting back in transition to force a miss on an opponent when they thought they were going to have an easy layup.


New Haven Heat Roscoe vs East Coast Cyclones (New Haven Heat Roscoe Win 60-56)


Dion Perkins 6’3 Combo Guard (New Haven Heat Roscoe/Springfield Commonwealth Academy): Perkins needs to be accounted for from long range, making three-pointers effectively off the dribble or when spotting up. Had three treys in the contest, including a spot up three on a drive and kick from a teammate, in addition to hitting a step back trey coming off a ball screen. Does a nice job finding seams to create penetration against a zone defense. Had a pair of plays splitting two opponents at the top of their 2-3 zone to draw a shooting foul at the rim, in addition to finishing a euro step layup. Perkins also uses his speed well in transition to create high percentage scoring opportunities around the basket for himself. Had a nice play scoring an and-1 layup, pushing the ball on the break after receiving an outlet pass from a teammate. He is active on the offensive glass, creating second chance layups for himself. Pulled down three offensive boards in the contest, drawing shooting fouls on two of them and putting back a layup on the other one. Finished the game with 22 points. Perkins is a solid playmaker, finding teammates effectively for high percentage layups when running the floor in transition, along with in the halfcourt on drop-offs in the lane. Had a nice play hitting a teammate ahead on the break to draw a shooting foul at the rim, as well as dumping the ball off in the lane to a teammate next to the basket for an and-1 layup. Had five assists in the contest.




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