The Great Western Classic is one of the top West Coast youth basketball events. Hosted by recruiting legend Tim Davis, the event takes place Thursday, Dec 8th thru Saturday, Dec 10th at Nets on Fire in St George, UT The…
The Great Western Classic is one of the top West Coast youth basketball events. Hosted by recruiting legend Tim Davis, the event takes place Thursday, Dec 8th thru Saturday, Dec 10th at Nets on Fire in St George, UT The event featured over 80 teams ranging from 4th grade up to 8th. Here’s a look at some of the standout post players and wings from the event.
Ezdebski is a player that stood out to me on the first day, and he continued his strong play throughout the weekend. He always seemed to either be ahead of the pack in transition or breaking down the defense. The aggressive guard showed some good shiftyness consistently defeating opponents with a nice hesitation move before exploding to the basket.
Matthews just kept scoring throughout the weekend. He showed some face up game, knocking down a few threes and throwing in some runners off the drive. His bread and butter was in the paint as he managed to bull his way over smaller opponents finishing layups at the rim.
Hansen is a big time slasher with the ability to get downhill and finish at the bucket. He attacks the basket hard and did a good job finishing at the rim when he was going 1 v 1 in halfcourt or flying down the wing in transition. He displayed some advanced finishing ability as well, using the rim and euro’s to avoid defenders.
G.R.A was almost more like a power guard than a post player. He came downhill strong, attacking right at opposing defenders. He showed decent agility, staying on balance after contact, to finish at the rim. The low post presence is also a talented baseball star as well.
Anderson showed a ton of skill when I watched him on film. He was really good when he was putting his head down and slashing to the rim. He also made himself a threat around the rim, catching and finishing several plays. What made him jump out was that in addition to the other skills he also was a tall shooter that was accurate from behind the three point line.
I really enjoyed watching Stewart show off his overall game. He played well with the ball in his hands, using his size to see over defender and find teammates. He scored on drives to the basket some, but was really at his best when he was collapsing the defense and finding teammates with pocket passes or kick outs.
At first impression I thought Bunrow was a plodding big, however he showed some nice skill. His size allowed him to snag some flat foot rebounds but he also set up teammates on the offensive end. He has solid instincts and played the post well, hitting cutting teammates from the high post, setting them up for easy baskets.