NBA Comparison: Josh Howard
Strengths: 6’8 versatile forward … Good length with a 7’2 wingspan and 9’0 standing reach … Big hands. Good frame and plays physical. Uses size advantage well … Plays with good energy … Quick off the ground and finishes above the rim. Can dribble and drive with either hand. Big strides and overs a lot of ground on drives … Efficient scorer. Averaged 14.5 points per game at 50.8% FG% over the Nike EYBL in 2018 and 18.1 points per game at 51.2% FG% in 2019. Averaged 9.8 points per game at 76% FG% at the U16 Americas Championship in 2017. Averaged 9.5 points per game at 48.9% FG% at the U17 World Cup in 2018. Averaged 9.7 points per game at 54.2% FG% at the U19 World Cup in 2019 … Unselfish. Reads and reacts well for his position. Very good passing and court vision, especially for position. Passes out of drives and on the move with either hand. Passes well out of the post and in the half-court. Shows potential as a point forward. Finished 10th over the Nike EYBL with 4.9 assists to 2 turnovers per game in 2018 and finished 5th with 6.8 assists to 2.6 turnovers per game in 2019. Averaged 2.7 assists to 0.9 turnovers per game at the U19 World Cup in 2019. Led the Pangos All-American Camp with 5.5 assists per game in 2019 … Good mobility. Versatile, fits in playing small ball/positionless basketball with his ability to play anywhere on the floor … Versatile on the defensive end as well with his ability to guard multiple positions. Shows good effort, intensity, and awareness as a defender. Active hands. Rotates and blocks shots well for position. Averaged 1.2 blocks per game over the Nike EYBL in both 2018 and 2019 … Averaged 2.4 steals per game at the U16 Americas Championship in 2017. Averaged 1.3 steals per game at the U17 World Cup in 2018. Averaged 1 steal per game at the U19 World Cup in 2019. Averaged 1.1 steals per game over the Nike EYBL in 2019 … Good rebounder on both ends. Starts the offense after grabbing defensive rebounds. Averaged 8.5 (2.5 offensive) rebounds per game over the Nike EYBL in 2018 and 8.3 (2.9 offensive) rebounds per game in 2019 …
Weaknesses: Can shoot from outside and can hit shots off the dribble but can improve consistency. Shot 25.7% 3PT% over the Nike EYBL in 2019 … Can also improve as a free throw shooter. Has a wider stance than necessary. Shot 47.4% FT% at the U17 World Cup in 2018. Shot 65.2% FT% at the U19 World Cup in 2019. Shot 67.5% FT% over the Nike EYBL in 2018 and 63.7% FT% in 2019 … Has room to improve and expand his perimeter game if he’s going to play the three at the next levels. Dribbles a bit high. Very good passer but telegraphs and gets loose at times. Averaged 2.6 turnovers per game over the Nike EYBL in 2019 … High energy but wears his emotions at times …
Outlook: Florida State commit … Transferring to Montverde Academy for his senior year … 2019 All-EYBL: Second Team … Won Gold at the U16 Americas Championship in 2017, U17 World Cup in 2018, and U19 World Cup in 2019 ..
Evan Tomes 12/12/19
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