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NIBC Bob Kirk Invitational Showcase Dec 9 & 10

Kwame Evans || Montverde Academy || C/O 2023 || 6’9 F

Good display of shot making from three point range making them two from the right wing, one from the left, and one from the top of the key. He used his length to disrupt things on the defensive end of the floor, getting into passing lanes for deflections and steals, and effecting shots at the rim.

Cooper Flagg || Montverde Academy || C/O 2025 || 6’8 F

Did a little bit of everything. Used an in-and-out hesitation move at the top of the key then knocked down the pull up jumper going right. He made another mid range shot from the left wing. He crashed the glass hard on both ends and finished his putbacks. Guarded 1-5 on defense and got his hands on the ball often.

Liam McNeely || Montverde Academy || C/O 2024 || 6’8 F

Made two three pointers off of the catch from the top of the key. Finished multiple layups through contact driving with his right. Pushed his defensive rebounds in transition for easy opportunities. Had active hands and got multiple steals.

Josh Holloway || Oak Hill Academy || C/O 2023 || 6’0 G

Used his change of pace to blow by defenders driving right. Used a hesitation move to get a tough layup through contact one possession and made a nice dump off pass to the big on the next. Made passes with either hand out of the pick and roll. Was able to create space for himself from the 3 and midrange.

Tyler Bailey || La Lumiere || C/O 2024 || 6’3 G

Shot the ball really well from deep, going 6/7, mostly from the corners. He showed some creation to get to the rim as well as from three. He did a good job of creating for others when his shot wasn’t there.

Zaide Lowery || La Lumiere || C/O 2023 || 6’9 C

Got into the lane using a quick first step often, and finished around the rim well. Made all four of his three point attempts, including two catch and shoot threes from the left corner.

Coen Carr || Legacy Early College || C/O 2023 || 6’7 F

Was very effective in transition and displayed his athleticism on dunks. Used a triple threat jab step going to his left and dunked over the defender in the paint. Made a catch and shoot three from the left corner. Used his quick first step to jump into passing lanes for deflections and steals that turned into transition opportunities.

Elijah Crawford || Legacy Early College || C/O 2024 || 6’1 G

Good change of pace and craftiness with the ball in hands, he used it to get into the lane and finished with both hands. He had a floater on the left wing with his left hand, and another possession he drove to his right and finished through contact for the and one. He made a catch and shoot three from the left corner. He did a good job of looking for teammates and had a nice alley oop pass in transition.

Mike Williams III || Bishop Walsh || C/O 2023 || 6’3 G

Was aggressive looking for his shot all game, showed good confidence. He took and made a deep catch and shoot three from the right wing. He made some shots out of the midrange off of the dribble with stepbacks and spin moves. He got his hands on the ball for steals defensively and finished in transition well.

Israel Bosenge || Bishop Walsh || C/O 2024 || 6’8 F

Made a spot up three in the right corner and a nice dunk in transition. Was aggressive on the offensive boards and got to the free throw line because of it. Showed good bend and lateral agility on defense and was able to guard out on the perimeter. Very vocal on both ends of the floor and seemed to be the gel of the team.

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Written by: Eron Lord

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