Scoot did a good job this weekend getting into the lane finishing with contact around and above the rim. He also was impressive using his ability to attack the rim to get into his mid-range pull-up jumper game, knocking down several over the weekend.
Jabari showed out at the Pangos tournament. He led his team to the championship game and won the MVP of the tournament. His initial impression of being a smaller power forward was disproved by his strong play and nature to get physical with bigger guys. He was dominant on both ends of the floor and was a pest on defense disrupting Banchero and Perry. He is super athletic and has great footwork. He has great range for his size and showed moves beyond his age. Auburn is lucky to snag a player of his caliber who to me could be a lottery pick in the coming years.
Matthew was the best player in this event by far, he showcased his superior athleticism as he flew all over the court, finishing well above the rim with layups and dunks. He debuted a much-improved shooting stroke from the 3pt line and a well-polished turnaround mid-range shot in the lane. On the defensive contained the ball on the perimeter, blocked jump shots on a regular basis, and disrupted the passing lanes when the opportunities presented itself.
I saw a different JD during this event than I've ever seen before, we're all used to seeing him showcase his elite athleticism. But, during this event, he displayed an elite ability to pass the ball and run the show. He controlled the game with his pace in the open court and picked the defense apart in the halfcourt.
Dillon did a good job creating off the dribble, getting into the teeth of the defense and finishing with an array of shots in the lane. He was also very impressive finding his teammates on drive and kick/drive and drop opportunities for easy shot attempts.
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