Isaiah Stewart - (Washington signee) toughness, competitiveness, & back to the basket game was very impressive all week during the practices & game. Stewart dominated in the post, which he has become known for. He finished the game with 16 points and five rebounds. Now he doesn’t have the length of number one overall ranked prospect James Wiseman or the inside out attributes of Vernon Carey, but he was the most consistent and clearly showed that he will be one of the best players in the country next season.
Anthony Edwards - (Georgia signee) very good in ball screen situations which is tailor maid for the NBA. The 6-4 wing showed time & time again that he can create his own shot one on one to go with his explosiveness in the open floor. Edwards jump shot continues to evolve & he showcased that during the practices all week in front of over 50 NBA scouts & general managers.
Edwards only finished with 12 points, two rebounds and three assists but he showed why Tom Crean is super excited about having him come next season. With Tom Crean having the history of coaching Dwayne Wade & Victor Oladipo, Anthony Edwards could be the next in line to come from out of his camp.
Samuell Williamson - (Louisville signee) was very impressive all week during the practices showing that he was the best shooter of all the prospects there. Scoring at all three levels wasn’t a problem at all for Williamson versus some stiff competition. This kid is very skilled & at 6-7 he shows the ability to create for others as well. He definitely has the tools and stroke to be a dangerous outside shooter & scorer for Chris Mack next season.
Scottie Lewis - (Florida signee) was by far the most athletic, and I’m sure folks seen that during the Powerade Jam Fest slam dunk contest. Lewis has a killer first step & finishes at the rim with the best of them. He showed flashes that he’s a capable jump shooter, but if he wants to be a top 5 draft pick he’s going to have to improve in that area. Lewis has the tools to be the best in this class in my mind. Adding about 10-15 pounds of muscle to his frame would do wonders for this kid & really take his game to another level. Expect Lewis & his future teammate Tre Mann to have Florida in the mix to win the SEC next season.
Khalil Whitney - (Kentucky signee) - Loved what I saw from Khalil Whitney all week during the practices, EYBL circuit, at Pangos and at USA Basketball. Prototype NBA wing at 6-6, 200 pounds with a 7-0 wingspan and above average explosiveness. Tough defender with 3-level scoring potential. I see him really thriving in John Calipari’s run & gun system next season. For some reason I feel like many are sleeping on Whitney for this 2019 class.
Notables to be on the lookout for that wasn’t a McDonald’s All-American:
Cassius Stanley - (Undecided) clearly got robbed of not being named a McDonald’s All-American. Stanley is definitely elite & he will show it come next season wherever he decides to go. At 6-5 he’s probably the most gifted athletically in this class & he showed many times on the Under Armour circuit that he’s a lockdown defender as well. Stanley is going to be somebody folks will enjoy watching in college basketball next season.
Jalen Lecque - (N.C State signee) is one of my favorites in this 2019 class & is a highlight reel. He’s a true combo guard that can score it a high level as well as be a great facilitator. Lecque filed his paper work to see if he’d be eligible to enter his name into the NBA draft. He could be potentially eligible for the NBA Draft because he’s of age, graduated from high school last year and just finished up a post graduate season. The NBA rule is you have to be out of high school one calendar year to be eligible for the draft. Whichever route Lecque takes, I see this kid being a star when it’s all said & done.
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