The DMV is a known hotbed when it comes to youth basketball and Prep Hoops Next was able to get eyes on one of the top up and coming players from the area a lot this past fall in different…
The DMV is a known hotbed when it comes to youth basketball and Prep Hoops Next was able to get eyes on one of the top up and coming players from the area a lot this past fall in different youth settings. 6’3 Shane Pendergrass was a standout at quite a few camps this fall following a strong summer with DC Premier. One of his coaches, Terrell Willis, caught up with Prep Hoops Next to talk about Pendergrass and his game.
“Shane is a very versatile player. He has always been a good shooter and that stood out early when he started with us and especially his ability to shoot the ball with his size. As he continued to work this summer, he also became more than a shooter and a guy that can drive the ball but the way he can stretch the floor and make some three’s is really eye opening.”
The DC Premier staff is very happy they have Shane in their program and they think the future is very bright for the 2025 prospect.
“The future is very bright for Shane. I think at the next level he is a wing and I think that is what he is developing as and he reminds me of a modern day 3 and D prospect. I think with his jumper and the way it will continue to improve he is going to be very dangerous to go along with his body beginning to fill out more. I think he will be a guy that can guard multiple positions which is going to make him a very good versatile wing.”
In order to continue with the progression he is on, Willis would like to see Pendergrass continue to improve on a few things.”
“I want him to continue to be aggressive. He has been putting a lot of work in and I know he will continue that. Toughness and ball handling are two other things I want him to work on. Physicality and improving his basketball IQ will really help his game and help him at the next level.”