ZG Live in Springfield Report Part 2
Updated: Sep 11, 2021
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DTX Red vs NY Jayhawks 16u 3SSB (DTX Red Win 73-59)
Sean Fullerton 6’4 Small Forward (DTX Red/St. Andrew’s School): Fullerton can space the floor from beyond the arc, making three-pointers effectively when spotting up or off the dribble with his pull-up. Hit a pair of spot up treys when the ball got swung to him against the opponent’s zone, along with draining another long ball spotting up when a teammate kicked the ball out to him from the free throw line. Also hit a nice off the bounce three, using a crossover move to get into a pull-up when a big got switched onto him. Had five treys in the contest. Fullerton gets to the rim at a good rate with his quick first step and sharp crossover move, in addition to finishing well at the basket through contact with his brawny frame. Had a strong finish at the rim through contact after getting by an opponent with a straight line drive, as well as scoring an and-1 layup with his left hand after getting by an opponent with a crossover. Fullerton is aggressive at seeking out contact when penetrating to the rim, and as a result, draws a good number of shooting fouls. Shot eight free throws in the game where he made six of them. Finished the game with 34 points. Defensively, Fullerton has the size, length, strength, and lateral quickness to effectively guard small forwards and also power forwards at the next level in small ball lineups. He is also a volume rebounder, using his high motor to consistently come up with the ball when it comes off the rim in his area. Corralled nine boards in the contest.
New Haven Heat Roscoe vs East Coast Cyclones (New Haven Heat Roscoe Win 60-56)
Gavin Kreitz 5’10 Point Guard (East Coast Cyclones/Seton Hall Preparatory School): Kreitz cannot be left open from long range, making three-pointers proficiently when spotting up. Drained a pair of spot up treys in the game when a teammate kicked the ball out to him from the paint, in addition to quickly getting his shot off when the ball was swung his way against the opponent’s zone. He has very good mechanics on his shot. Kreitz has a soft mid-range game with his pull-up and floater. Hit a nice side step jumper from fifteen feet when coming off a ball screen, as well as finishing a tier drop in the lane after getting by an opponent with a through the legs move. Scored 16 points in the game. He is a very good playmaker, finding teammates for high percentage layups on cuts to the basket or drop-offs in the lane, along with dishing the ball off to them for open threes in the halfcourt and transition on drive and kicks. Had nice plays finding a teammate for a layup coming off a back screen, in addition to hitting a teammate spotting up for a trey when pushing the ball in transition. Defensively, Kreitz creates steals at a good rate, jumping into passing lanes when opponents throw lazy passes in his area. Had a pair of steals in the contest, including intercepting the ball when an opponent threw an errant pass after getting trapped on a drive, as well as getting another theft when an opponent telegraphed a pass near him.
NY Jayhawks Select vs Lehigh Valley Force-2022 National (NY Jayhawks Select Win 60-52)
Emmanuel Barkor 6’5 Center (NY Jayhawks Select/Mt. Vernon HS): Barkor is skilled in paint. Has a nice drop-step and jump hook in his scoring arsenal around the basket. Scored an and-1 layup after using a drop-step on a defender when posting up, in addition to scoring a jump hook at the first half buzzer when taking one dribble from the mid-post after getting a touch pass from a teammate on the block. Barkor is aggressive on the offensive glass. Had three offensive boards in the game, with one of them being put back for a layup, along with drawing a shooting foul on another one. Showed some potential moving without the ball, scoring a layup after making a nice cut from the high post. Barkor has solid touch on his free throws, making four of his five attempts. Scored 12 points in the game. Defensively, he does a good job using his size and length when challenging opponents’ shots at the rim. Had a nice play keeping his hands up straight to swat an opponent’s layup attempt when coming over from the help side.
NX Level Basketball vs Go Torey All-Stars (NX Level Basketball Win 62-61)
Jalyke Gaines-Wyatt 6’0 Point Guard (NX Level Basketball/St. Anthony’s HS): Gaines-Wyatt gets to the rim at a solid rate with his good burst off the dribble and crisp through the legs move, along with finishing effectively with inside hand layups. Took advantage when a slower opponent switched on a screen against him, blowing by the defender to score an inside hand layup, in addition to having another inside hand finish after getting by an opponent on a straight line drive. Also had a nice play scoring a layup after getting by a defender with a quick through the legs move. Gaines-Wyatt uses his speed well in transition when pushing the ball up the court for high percentage layup opportunities. Had a good play in the second half to finish a layup, pushing the ball on the break after securing a rebound and splitting two defenders on his way to the basket. Finished the game with 19 points. While Gaines-Wyatt did not make any of his three three-point attempts in the contest, he showed this past high school season to make them proficiently when spotting up. He is also a solid passer, finding teammates particularly well on drive and dishes around the basket for high percentage layups. Had three assists in the contest, including finding a teammate for a layup next to the basket after pushing the ball on the break, as well as hitting a teammate in the halfcourt for a layup after dumping it off to him in the lane. Defensively, Gaines-Wyatt is quick laterally, rarely giving up dribble penetration on straight line drives. Also creates steals at a good rate, jumping into passing lanes when opponents telegraph their passes in his area. Had three thefts in the game, including intercepting an opponent’s lazy crosscourt pass in transition, along with stealing the ball when an opponent tried to hit their teammate for a layup on a two on one fastbreak.
Pro Skills Basketball Philly vs MCW Starz (Pro Skills Basketball Philly Win 62-56)
Isaiah Grimes 6’3 Wing 2023 (Pro Skills Basketball Philly/William Penn Charter HS): Grimes gets to the rim at a solid rate with his good burst off the dribble, in addition to using his strong frame to seek out contact and draw shooting fouls effectively around the basket. Scored a layup on a straight line drive after attacking a closeout, along with drawing a shooting foul after getting by an opponent with another blow by drive. Also drew another shooting foul on a straight line drive past a defender when penetrating after his team broke the opponent’s press. Attempted twelve free throws in the contest, making eight of them. Grimes has a nice jab step move in his offensive arsenal. Scored an and-1 left hand layup after shifting an opponent with a sharp jab step. He is active on the offensive glass, pulling down three offensive boards in the contest, including scoring a putback layup and drawing a shooting foul on two of them. Scored 17 points in the game. While Grimes did not make any of his three-point attempts in the contest, he has shown throughout the AAU season to make them at a solid rate when spotting up. Grimes is a very good rebounder for his position, using his brawny frame when boxing out and intense desire for the ball to make a significant impact in this area. Pulled down nine defensive boards in the game to go with his three offensive boards, giving him 12 total and a double double.
Prodigy Basketball Black vs NX Level Basketball (NX Level Basketball Win 58-55)
Mark Newell 6’7 Center/Power Forward (Prodigy Basketball Black/St. Sebastian’s Country Day HS): Newell has good quickness off the dribble, having the ability to get to the rim effectively when opposing big men play tight defense on him. Had a pair of straight line drives getting past defenders, finishing a left hand layup and drawing a shooting foul at the rim. He scores consistently well around the basket with his soft touch off the glass when teammates dump the ball off to him. Finished a layup on a drop-off from a teammate, along with drawing a shooting foul after a teammate dished the ball off to him next to the basket. He makes his presence felt on the offensive glass, coming down with six offensive boards in the contest, including putting back one of them for a layup. Finished the game with 10 points. While Newell did not make any jump hooks in this particular game when posting up, he showed comfort in making these kinds of shots throughout the AAU season. He is a good passer for his size, finding teammates effectively on cuts to the basket for high percentage layups. Had three assists in the contest, including hitting a teammate cutting to the basket on a sideline out of bounds play, in addition to making an on point bounce pass to a teammate cutting to the basket for a layup after his team broke the opponent’s press. Defensively, Newell protects the rim well, making it difficult for opponents to shoot over him when defending on the ball, as well as showing nice mobility moving over to the help side to challenge opponents’ shots. Had three rejections in the game, including blocking an opponent’s shot after they tried to shoot over him when posting up, along with swatting an opponent’s layup attempt when coming over from the help side.
ASA Select 2022 vs For the Talented (ASA Select 2022 Win 65-58)
Jason Antonellis 6’1 Combo Guard (ASA Select 2022/Newton North HS): Antonellis spaces the floor well from deep, making three-pointers proficiently on the move or when spotting up. Drained two long balls in the contest, including one spotting up on a drive and kick from a teammate, along with hitting another one when popping out to the wing from the mid post. He is also a threat to get to the rim and finish effectively with his off hand both in transition and the halfcourt. Had a pair of nice plays, scoring a contested left hand layup when pushing the ball on the break after receiving an outlet pass from a teammate, as well as finishing an and-1 layup with his left hand in the halfcourt after getting by an opponent with a straight line drive. Finished the game with 10 points. Antonellis also has good vision, hitting teammates in stride on the break for high percentage layups, along with on drive and kicks for open treys. Had three assists in the contest. He also is a solid rebounder for his position, showing nice instincts being around the ball when it comes off the rim. Corralled five boards in the game.
Pro Level Titans vs Team Fredette UA Rise (Team Fredette UA Rise Win 66-58)
Isaiah Milien 6’0 Combo Guard (Pro Level Titans/Academy of the New Church): Milien can get hot in a hurry from long range, making three-pointers with his step back, coming off screens, or when spotting up. Hit a pair of step back treys after coming off a handoff and against the switch man on a ball screen. Also hit a long ball when quickly moving to the perimeter after coming off a screen, along with nailing a spot up three when a teammate kicked the ball out to him from the elbow. Milien has a soft floater in his scoring arsenal. Had a pair of nice plays hitting a floater in the lane after pushing the ball up when securing a rebound, as well as hitting a tier drop off the glass in the halfcourt after getting by an opponent with a straight line drive. Also hit another floater after splitting an opponent hedging a ball screen. Dropped 27 points in the contest.
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