Crossroads Elite Invitational: Player Evaluations
Indianapolis, IN – Adam Shoulders and company did a great job of locking down some of the top talent from around the country once again. The 2018 and 2019 class of prospects was outstanding and we are here to break…
Indianapolis, IN – Adam Shoulders and company did a great job of locking down some of the top talent from around the country once again. The 2018 and 2019 class of prospects was outstanding and we are here to break down what we saw on Thursday and Friday at ISSA in Indianapolis.
Damezi Anderson – 6'5 / SF / 2018 – South Bend Riley
Damezi had a great camp. His shot wasn't always falling but he was able to make plays with his athleticism and going at the rim. Has a low release point on his jumper that will have to be fixed but when he gets going he is really, really good.
David Arens – 6'6 / SF / 2018 – Oak Hill
The younger brother of Tyler Arens, David looks similar but plays much different. He can shoot the ball and has good mechanics. Not the most athletic guy but mobile enough to run with some of the top talent in this event.
Gavin Bizeau – 6'8 / PF / 2018 – Plainfield
Bizeau is a project but what a good player he could become. He's got legit size and length but is rail thin right now. Likes to shoot from distance but will play in the post. Once he adds weight he should really take some big steps as a post player.
Keion Brooks – 6'5 / SF / 2019 – Fort Wayne North
Brooks is a long, lanky wing with a ton of athleticism. Jumper is a weapon that isn't too refined yet but can connect. Mostly likes to drive and use his speed and athelticism to run the floor. Deceptively strong.
Jaylen Chinn – 5'10 / PG / 2018 – Evansville Bosse
Chinn is a tough guard with some grit to his game. Handles ball and pressure well and will look to setup wing players with his dribble penetration. Plays hard and loves to be physical on both ends of the floor.
Jaraan Coleman – 6'4 / SG / 2018 – Cathedral
Coleman looked solid during the event. Showed his shooting ability on the wing. Handles the ball decently and loves to go north and south with the ball. Best when he can get kickouts for free shots from distance.
Sam Devault – 6'6 / PF / 2019 – Evansville Reitz
Devault is a long post player with some raw skills but looks like he can be a productive player right away for a high school team. Good size and decent hands. Lacks strength to finish at the rim but his size helps with that.
Shamar Dillard – 6'4 / SF / 2018 – South Bend Riley
Dillard is an athletic small forward with a good driving game from the wing. Solid handles and strength that allows him to take some hits on the way to the rim. Looked aggressive this weekend and was able to hang with the best of the camp.
Kevin Easley – 6'5 / SF / 2018 – Lawrence North
Easley only got to play in a couple games but looked solid in that short time. He was showing off his jump shot quite a bit. He owns the middle of the paint where he can shoot or drive. Want to see more aggressive rebounding.
Walter Ellis – 6'4 / SF / 2018 – South Bend Adams
Ellis, son of NBA standout LaPhonso Ellis, did very well during the two days. He's long and skinny with a developing game. Relies on length and athleticism more than skill but can make plays that way. Toughness to his game.
Zane Gross – 6'2 / SG / 2019 – Silver Creek
Gross is a standard two-guard with a lot of skill that plays now. Upside isn't as high as others in this camp but showed that he can make shots and handle the ball. Has size already and if he can gain another inch or so, that will go a long way.
Joshua Haubry – 6'4 / SF / 2018 – Brebeuf Jesuit
Haubry is an undersized post player that is starting to expand his game to the perimeter. Has a good strong base that allows him to play with his back to the rim but is still really mobile and can find more upside on the perimter.
Musa Jallow – 6'4 / SF / 2018 – Bloomington North
Jallow had his first real run with talent on both sides of the floor and he shined. His athleticism plays at a high level and when he can run the floor and make plays, he looks really, really good. Didn't shoot it a ton but made shots when he did.
Curtis Jones – 6'2 / SG / 2018 – Valparaiso
Jones is a solid guard with good enough ball handling to play either guard spot. Shoots it as a main skill but didn't get a lot of time to do that here. Showcased handles and driving ability and made plays with his passing.
Mekhi Lairy – 5'11 / PG / 2018 – Evansville Bosse
Lairy, like Chinn, is just a tough guard. Undersized but quick and on point with his ball handling and passing. Does really well getting his teammates in position to score points while not worrying about his own numbers.
Damani McEntire – 6'3 / SF / 2018 – Decatur Central
Strong guard with a balanced game. Showed his strength this weekend playing uptempo and running the floor. Wing player who likes to drive and finish at the rim. Good body and athleticism and some upside once he adds a jump shot.
Garrett Pumphrey – 6'8 / C / 2018 – Cambridge City Lincoln
Thin post with long arms but a project. Tons of upside because of his size and length now but a raw game and still trying to figure out his body. Long legs and runs the floor well but just needs to use length to it's fullest ability.
Brennan Schofield – 6'8 / PF / 2018 – Hamilton Southeastern
Schofield looked solid throughout the two-days. He's showed that he is able to play with athletes and be effective which is tough for a post player. Liked his ability to stretch the floor and finish at the room.
Myja White – 6'0 / SG / 2018 – Brebeuf Jesuit
Shooter with some handles and creative ability. Played well off the ball where he can catch and shoot on the wing. Good frame and quick but projects better off the ball right now. Performed really well against high-level talent.
Jalan Mull – 5'10 / PG / 2018 – Fort Wayne Northrop
Mull was very good during the two-days. He's a tough, physical guard who likes to score the ball. Gets to the basket at a high rate and is advanced again his age level. Can mix in his jumper every once in a while. Really improved stock.