Saturday, April 7, 2012

Day 2: Buckeye Prep Report

A couple standouts from day two of the Buckeye Prep Report Invitational.

Algevon Eichelberger 2016 6'5" Saginaw/Dorian's Pride
     The big fella is as good as advertised. He was big and dominate for DP all day long. Uses his length well on defense, keeping his hands straight up and making offensive players try to shoot over him. His huge hands also helped him swat away shot after shot. On offense, he made quick, strong post moves, that were hard to stop. He is comfortable finishing with both hands around the hoop and showed he is working on turning over both shoulders. Big Al is going to be a special one in the years to come. Is already being talked about as one of the best 2016 bigs around.

Chris Wallace 2016 5'6" Jackson/Michigan Titans
     Wallace is a real active defender, who has extremely long arms for his size. Came up with a bunch of steals, both from playing the passing lanes and ball pressure. He used his quickness to get past defenders and get to the rim. Chris sometimes gets going so fast that he has to use tough angles to try to finish. Used his athleticism to finish around a couple defenders.

Heath Williams 2016 6'1" East Lansing/Michigan Titans
     A wide body, who knows how to finish around the rim. He is a little undersized but he gets it done down low. Used his strength to just flat out overpower smaller defenders. Has soft hands and was able to catch dump offs from guards and finish.

Matt Robb 2016 6'5" Dorian's Pride
    Has a solid frame and size. Crashed the O boards hard and was able to finish. Also showed he could step out and hit the 15' jumper. Has the size and mobility to be a very good face up forward in the future. Look for him to grow a couple more inches and for his body to fill out in the coming years. Will need to continue to get use to contact and be more physical.

Ronnie Williams 2014 6'2" Brookhaven/Ohio Varsity
     An extremely active and energetic player on both ends of the court. Was able to finish well in transition with few dribbles. Showed he can hit the three but will need to continue to get more consistent. Hustled and played hard the whole game, look for him to continue to expand his game offensively.

Randal Clarkson 2013 5'10" Brookhaven/King James Shooting Stars
     Randal is a small but strong point guard. He has the ability to really get after it on defense and put pressure on the ball. He used his quickness to get out in the passing lanes, get steals and easy lay-ups. His shots weren't falling outside but he still got in the lane and made things happen. Has good body control when finishing around the rim. Pushed the ball hard in the open court and was able to find his teammates open shots.

Marquiez Lawrence 2013 6'8" Marion-Franklin/King James Shooting Stars
     Lawrence was being a lot more aggressive than he was during the high school season. Stayed after offensive boards, using his length to tip them to himself. Got up and threw a couple shots to the stands (or wall). Did most of his scoring off transition, dump offs and o boards. Rebounds and runs the floor well. As he adds strength and experience his game will improve.

Shemar Waugh 2014 5'10" Canal Winchester/Nova Village 17u
     Waugh is playing up a division, like the majority of his team, but showed he was not timid or scared at all, going right at King James guards. The lefty has a smooth crossover and also keeps his head up in the lane and finds teammates. Was able to get to the rim and finish with either hand. Has a toughness to him that you can't teach.

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