The Great Western Classic took place Wednesday, Oct 5th thru Saturday, October 8th. The event featured over 40 teams ranging from 2nd grade up to 8th. I spent quite a bit of time watching some rising c/o 2028 players. Here’s…
The Great Western Classic took place Wednesday, Oct 5th thru Saturday, October 8th. The event featured over 40 teams ranging from 2nd grade up to 8th. I spent quite a bit of time watching some rising c/o 2028 players. Here’s a look at some of their evals.
One of the most exciting things that I heard about Dunn was that he has a dad that’s 6’6. In additon to the genetics, he also has some skill. I saw him make a couple of threes in the game I watched, he also showed the ability to grab defensive rebounds and lead the break. Already approximately 5’10, envisioning the taller version of him is exciting.
Tillman is another player that I was getting a chance to evaluate for a second time. He has a smooth game, and I like his overall offensive skill set. The PG showed the ability to make a few nice COD’s, while showing the ability to finish layups with his strong hand.
My man Sommer gets them up. He plays with terrific confidence, and that can be found in his willingness to be uneffected by missed shots. He knocked down multiple threes consecutively in both games I watched him play, and proved to be accurate from both the corner and wings. He has a good release, and is able to get it to the rim from college three point range.
Ocwor was one of the best glue guys I saw throughout the week. His 801 club was loaded so he had to do more than score. I thought he provided the team with terrific energy, rebounding and transition finishing ability. When he caught the ball cleanly, he was able to score effectively around the rim. Ocwor is a long, and rangy prospect who we will be keeping a close eye on.
My apologies to Hayward, because after reading over my notes, he should have been a Sunday Standout. As it is, he was one of the top 2028’s I saw. He’s got a good shooting, stroke and loves to walk into top of the key three’s. His handle is slick and he showed a few nice COD’s. There were times like most young guards, he would over dribble, however what I liked is that he would do it mainly in an attempt to overpower smaller guards on his way to the rim.
This was the second time in the last 6 months, I’ve had an opportunity to evalute Dieter, and his game is beggining to take shape. A high motor, high energy guy. I thought he did a terrific job of manufacturing points. He snagged offensive rebounds for putback buckets, and sprinted the lanes for transition finishes. In addition to his offensive production, he showed the willingness to defend, and the versatility to defend multiple positions.
Mulford plays with a good IQ and has a signature skill. He did a good job being active on the defensive end, guarding both the perimeter and interior. He also showed the ability to knock down shots, hitting a few catch and shoot threes in the game I saw.