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Nike Hoops Summit USA Recap

Recap of the Nike Hoops Summit

By : T.Hood

Team USA

 

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Cam Reddish: On Wednesday night’s Team USA scrimmage/practice, Cam showed his ability to shoot from the perimeter and shoot with range. He also showcased his ability to get to the rim and be utilized as a playmaker. At 6’9 with a 7’0 wingspan, Cam oozes with potential.  However, as the week pushed forward the lingering question mark with Cam became evident- consistency. There’s no doubt in my mind that from a physical standpoint, Cam has the highest upside and could very well be the best player in the 2018 class. He’s a fluid athlete that is smooth off the dribble and has very good shooting range, but with his lack of consistency could also be a huge problem.

NAME CLASS SCHOOL HOMETOWN DATE MEASURED

HEIGHT W/ SHOES

HEIGHT W/O SHOES WEIGHT WINGSPAN STANDING REACH
CAM REDDISH 2018 DUKE NORRISTOWN PA APRIL 2018 6'9 6'7.5 205 7'0 8'10

 

 

Darius Garland:

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 DG showed all week what has made him a house hold name amongst the 2018 class. DG utilized his change of speed and ability to make shots. But I think he also answered some questions regarding his ability to be a traditional point guard. He created for others and also made his teammates better. He made great decisions in pick and roll situations, outplayed fellow USA point guard Tre Jones and in my opinion solidified himself as the premiere point guard with his consistency through the week. He Finsihed the Nike Hoops Summit game with 16 Pts ( 4/7 3P ) 5 Ast, 4 Rebounds 

 

 

Bol Bol:

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 Everyone is familiar with Bol’s ability to shoot- he’s a very good shooter that can stretch the floor. But what stood out to me the most this week was his shot blocking and shooting touch around the rim. He uses his long stride to his advantage in transition and finished very well in fast break opportunities. Bol really showed me his most upside as a rim protector. Totaling 6 blocks in the game and altering many more, Bol really could be an elite shot blocker one day with his 7’6 wingspan. Bol and Darius Garland were probably the most consistent performers all week for USA.

NAME CLASS SCHOOL HOMETOWN DATE MEASURED HEIGHT W/ SHOES HEIGHT W/O SHOES WEIGHT WINGSPAN STANDING REACH
BOL BOL 2018 OREGON SANTA ANA CA APRIL 2018 7'2 7'1 222 7'6 9'6

 

Quentin Grimes:

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I really like Q’s ability to knock down shots off the catch and shoot but also off the dribble. He also gave us a glimpse of his playmaking ability in practice as well. He utilized his size and strength in the open floor.  He has a nice handle that allows him to create separation and also I believe can play on or off the ball. I was impressed with his play overall. He Finsihed the game with 15 Pts, 4 Ast and 6 Rebs

 

Also I would’ve liked to have seen Nassir Little and Devon Dotson play in this game. I think Darius is the best point guard in this class but Dotson is right there with him. Little’s performances in the recent all star games show that based on merit he should’ve been selected as well.

 

USA MEASURMENTS

 

 

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BOX SCORE

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Nike Hoops Summit World Recap

Nike Hoop Summit Recap

BY : T. HOOD

World Team

 

Charles Bassey:

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Charles Bassey ( Twitter )  is a player that I am very familiar with. At first sight, he jumps out at you with his sturdy broad shoulders. Charles runs the floor very well for his size and is a great rebounder which was made known with his Hoop Summit record 16 rebounds. Charles also finished with 13 points which came off multiple dunks and two mid range shots. He has the ability to shoot it consistently between 15-18 feet and is very efficient. Charles plays within himself and being that he is only a junior with potentially another opportunity to play in the Hoop Summit next year I can’t wait to see his development then.

 

 

RJ Barrett:

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RJ ( Twitter )  is explosive and can finish with the best of them at the rim. He has great scoring instincts and excels in transition. Barrett plays with a ton of energy and passion. He is definitely the type of individual looking to win every time he steps on the floor no matter the situation. My biggest red flag however is his lack of perimeter shooting. He has good mechanics and the release looks good, but in the practice and scrimmage he really struggled finding his shot.

 

Kofi Cockburn: Big and physical presence. In the world practice he was giving Charles all he could handle. He knocked down a few jump shots and was able to show a nice touch around the rim. He’s also only a Junior

Jaylen Hoard: at 6’8 with a 7’1 winspan, Jaylen is a match up nightmare with his size and athleticism. I could see him as a combo forward with his ability to defend multiple positions and ability to rebound. Hoard had 15 rebounds in the game second only to Charles Bassey.

NBPA Top 100 Camp Roster

NATIONAL BASKETBALL PLAYERS ASSOCIATION

TOP 100 HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL 

CAMP ROSTER

As of June 10, 2018

 

#

LAST NAME

FIRST NAME

HIGH SCHOOL • CLUB • TEAM

CLASS

HEIGHT

1

Achiuwa

Precious

Saint Benedict's Preparatory School

2019

6'9"

2

Agbonkpolo

Max

Santa Margarita Catholic High School

2019

6'8"

3

Akok

Akok

Putnam Science Academy

2019

6'8"

4

Alexander

Posh

Our Saviour Lutheran School

2020

5'10"

5

Allen

Christian

Shadow Mountain

2019

6'2"

6

Anderson, III

Avery

Northwest High School

2019

6'2"

7

Antoine 

Bryan

Ranny School 

2019

6'5"

8

Armstrong

Terry

Bella Vista Prep

2019

6'7"

9

Avdija

Deni

Maccabi Tel Aviv

 

6'8"

10

Baker

Will

Westlake High School Austin

2019

6'11”

11

Balcerowski

Aleksander

CB Gran Canaria

 

7'0"

12

Baldwin

Patrick

Hamilton High School

2021

6'9"

13

Bickerstaff

T. J.

Sandy Creek High School

2019

6'9"

14

Bishop

Dhamir

Imhotep Charter High School

2019

6'5"

15

Bishop

James

Mount Saint Joseph’s High School 

2019

6'3"

16

Blacksher

Jovan

Shadow Mountain 

2019

6'0"

17

Boone

Kalib

Tulsa Memorial Highschool

2019

6'9"

18

Boykins, Jr

Earl

Douglas County High School

2019

5'7"

19

Brakefield

Jaemyn

Huntingon Prep 

2020

6'9"

20

Brown

Greg

Vandegrift High School

2020

6'9"

21

Carton

D. J.

Bettendorf High School

2019

6'3"

22

Cisse

Moussa 

Christ the King

2021

6'11"

23

Clarke

Terrence

The Rivers School

2021

6'6"

24

Coleman III

Henry 

Trinity Episcopal School

2020

6'8"

25

Collum

Antavion

Tennessee Preparatory Academy

2019

6'8"

26

Cottrell

Isaiah

Bishop Gorman High School 

2020

6'10"

27

Crockrell

Pierre

Garfield 

2019

6'2"

28

Cunningham

Cade

Bowie High School

2020

6'7"

29

Dante

N’Faly

Sunrise Christian Academy

2020

6'11"

30

Dawes

Al Amir

Saint Patrick’s High School (TPS)

2019

6'2"

31

Days

Nobal

Racine Park High School

2019

6'9"

32

Diabate

Moussa 

Florida Preparatory Academy

2021

6'10"

33

Diawara

Mahamadou

Hamilton Heights Christian Academy

2019

6'10"

34

Dickinson

Hunter

DeMatha Catholic High School

2020

7'1"

35

Doakes

Gerald

Jacksonville

2020

6'2"

36

Edwards

Anthony

Holy Spirit Preparatory

2020

6'5"

37

Ellis

Boogie

Mission Bay High School

2019

6'2"

38

Enaruna

Tristan

Wasatch Academy

2019

6'6"

39

Foster

Mike

Milwaukee Washington

2021

6'9"

40

Foster

Xavier

Oskaloosa High School

2020

6'11"

41

Fuller

P. J. 

Garfield 

2019

6'4"

42

Gaffney

Alonzo

Garfield

2019

6'8"

43

Gaffney

Adolphis

 

2019

6'3''

44

Gantt Jr.

Greg

Trinity Christian School 

2019

6'7"

45

Germany

Jacob

Kingston High School 

2019

6'11"

46

Hall

Malik

Sunrise Christian Academy

2018

6'8"

47

Harris

Anthony 

Paul Vi Catholic High School

2019

6'4"

48

Harris

Christopher

South Garland 

2019

6'3"

49

Hill

Jalen

Ed W. Clark

2019

6'7"

50

Hunt

Gianni

Bishop Montgomery

2019

6'3"

51

Igiehon

Aidan

Lawrence Woodmere Academy 

2019

6'8"

52

Jackson

Isaiah

Old Redford Academy

2020

6'8"

53

Johnson

Isaac

American Fork High School

2019

6'11"

54

Johnson

Keon

The Webb School Bell Buckle

2020

6'5"

55

Jones

Rylan

Olympus High School

2019

6'1"

56

Jones

Kai

Orlando Christian Prep

2018

6'11''

57

Kessler

Walker

Woodward Academy

2020

7'0"

58

Koprivica

Balsa

Montverde Academy

2019

7'1"

59

Kyman

Jake

Santa Margarita Catholic High School

2019

6'7"

60

Langley

Keyshaun

Wesleyan Christian Academy

2019

6'1"

61

Lawson

Chandler

East High School

2019

6'8"

62

Lecque

Jalen

Christ School 

2019

6'4"

63

Lewis

Scottie

Ranney School

2019

6'5"

64

Lewis

Carl

Lynwood High School 

2019

6'10"

65

Lewis Jr

Kira

Hazel Green High School 

2019

6'3"

66

Liddell

E. J.

Belleville West Township High School

2019

6'7"

67

London

Drake

Moorpark High School

2019

6'5"

68

Long

Mekhi

Massanutten Military Academy

2019

6'7"

69

Mack

B. J.

Oak Hill Academy

2019

6'8"

70

Mann

Tre'Shaun

The Villages Charter High School

2019

6'4"

71

Martin, Jr.

Kenyon

Sierra Canyon 

2019

6'7"

72

Massoud

Ismael

MacDuffie School 

2019

6'9"

73

McCaffery

Patrick 

Iowa City West

2019

6'8"

74

McDaniels

Jaden

Federal Way High School

2019

6'9"

75

Mcleod

Nasheem

Plymouth Whitemarsh

2019

7'3"

76

Mitchell

Makhi

Woodrow Wilson High School

2019

6'1"

77

Mitchell 

Makhel

Woodrow Wilson High School

2019

6'10''

78

Mobley

Eric "Isaiah"

Rancho Christian 

2019

6'10"

79

Moore

Justin 

DeMatha Catholic High School

2019

6'4"

80

Nickelberry

Josh 

Northwood Temple

2019

6'5"

81

Obiesie

Joshua

International Basketball Academy Munich

2019

6'6"

82

Okoro

Francis

Normal West High School 

2019

6'9"

83

Payne

Omar

Osceola High School

2019

6'10"

84

Pippen

Scotty

Sierra Canyon

2019

6'2"

85

Robinson

Skylar

California High School

2019

6'7"

86

Scott

Donta

Imhotep Institute

2019

6'8

87

Sharpe

Dayron

South Central

2020

6'9"

88

Sherfield

Grant

Sunrise Christian Academy

2019

6'3"

89

Smith

Diante

Choctawhatchee High School

2019

6'6"

90

Smith

Tyreek

Trinity Christian School 

2019

6'8''

91

Springer

Jaden

Rocky River High School

2020

6'5"

92

Strickland

Terell

St. Pete High School

2019

5'9"

93

Sturdivant

Kyle

Norcross

2019

6'3"

94

Tandy

Keith Torian

University Heights Academy

2019

6'2"

95

Thompson

Bryce

Booker T Washington

2020

6'4"

96

Thorpe

Daniel 

Lake Travis High School

2019

6'9"

97

Timberlake

Earl 

Dematha Catholic High School 

2020

6'4"

98

Timme

Drew

JJ Pearce High School

2019

6'10"

99

Toussaint 

Joe

Cardinal Hayes

2019

6'0"

100

Tshiebwe

Oscar 

Kenedy Catholic

2019

6'9"

101

VanKomen

Matt

Pleasant Grove

2019

7’3"

102

Wagner

Franz

Alba Berlin

2018

6'7"

103

Wahab

Qudus

Flint Hill 

2019

6'11"

104

Walker

C. J. 

Orlando Christian Prep

2019

6'9"

105

Walker

Kyree

Hillcrest Prep 

2020

6'6"

106

Walton

Kendall

Carver High School

2019

6'6"

107

Watson

Anton 

Gonzaga Prep 

2019

6'8"

108

Wheeler

Sahvir

Houston Christian

2019

5'8"

109

Wilkins

Isaiah

Mt. Tabor

2019

6'4"

110

Williams

Dericko

York Prep

2019

6'8"

111

Williams

Terrance 

Gonzaga College High School

2020

6'7"

112

Williams

Patrick

West Charlotte

2019

6'8"

113

Williams

Ziaire

Notre Dame

2020

6'7"

114

Williams

Mark

Norfolk Academy

2021

7'0"

115

Williams

Donovan

Fort Bend Elkins 

2019

6'5"

116

Williamson 

Samuell

Rockwall High School

2019

6'7''

117

Wilmore

Jordan

Faith Heritage Christian Academy

2020

7'2"

118

Wilson

Roman

Park Hill

2019

7'0"

119

Wilson

Jalen

Guyer High School

2019

6'8"

120

Wiseman

James

Memphis East High School

2019

6'11"

121

Wong

Isaiah

Monsignor Bonner High School

2019

6'3"

 

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Preseason College Basketball Preview: Top Incoming Freshman Spotlight - Charles Bassey

By: T Hood

Five-star prospect and former class of 2019 big man, Charles Bassey, is ready to make some noise on the Hill.

The Nigerian native has had quite the productive spring and summer winning multiple MVP honors at the prestigious Pangos All American Camp and Basketball Without Borders event. This AAU season Bassey was top five in scoring on the Adidas Gauntlet with Yes II Success averaging 20.8 points at 64% and top two in rebounding with 10.2 rebounds per game. Now that he has reclassified to the 2018 class and enrolled at Western Kentucky University, Bassey seems primed for a big year for the Hilltoppers.

Bassey has already generated much NBA buzz with his recent performance in the Nike Hoop Summit in which he broke the single game rebounding record with 16 and now multiple media outlets have him going first round in their early 2019 NBA Mock Drafts. Scouts collectively agree that he has incredible physical tools with his sturdy frame. He utilizes his length and strength to defend the rim and is a tenacious rebounder. His skill level continues to rise but most of all, his passing for his size may be his most underrated skill.

The Tops won 27 games last season and managed to get all the way to the Conference USA tournament championship game. With the continued improvement and steady play of sophomore Taveion Hollingsworth, I really like the Tops to win the conference outright and earn a bid in the NCAA tournament. 

Overall, Charles continues to improve day by day with his great work ethic and attitude towards the game. I think WKU has the opportunity to surprise many folks and I look forward seeing him walk across that stage this same time next year to shake Commissioner Adam Silver's hand.