Fortune Early Showcase New Prospects
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Saturday Nov 19, PH NorCal was at the Fortune Early College Prep Showcase in Elk Grove, CA. There were 14 teams, 7 games. It was an opportunity for PH NorCal to see smaller division teams in the area before the…
Saturday Nov 19, PH NorCal was at the Fortune Early College Prep Showcase in Elk Grove, CA. There were 14 teams, 7 games. It was an opportunity for PH NorCal to see smaller division teams in the area before the season begins. Here we have new name standouts from this event.
He showed quality handles, and good speed making his moves to the basket, using his off hand at times to keep the bigs from blocking his shot. He’s athletic with good bounce, getting a good lift on his mid-range jump shot. He hit a step back 3ptr. His first step drives along the baseline produced a couple of good takes, but no buckets. He had good lateral movement, and foot speed to stay in front of defenders. He has some tools, but will have to convert his shot opportunities.
Standing 6’4 Bibbs was the biggest, and strongest player on the court. He has the body to bang with taller post players. He has good bounce and is active in the paint area. He had good control of the boards, and would get it and go showing he can handle well enough to bring it up court in transition. He did go coast to coast a couple of times. He’ll be a strong rebounder for this team and will get points in the paints. He plays hard, running the court, and working to defend away from the basket. He had 12pts
He’s a versatile player who showed a good set of skills. He didn’t score early on, but continued to contribute in other ways. At 6’3 he did a good job of defending and going to get rebounds. He did a good job of moving, and passing the ball around the perimeter. He used his size and dribble to handle up top to see over defenders and deliver solid passes to cutters going to the basket. He was at his best in the 4th qtr, scoring 8pts, two 3’s, and a strong drive for 2 to finish with 13pts. We’ll keep an eye on him.
He’s a solid play making point guard who’ll look to pass first, but will go get a bucket if it’s there. He did a good job of controlling the pace of the game, he pushed in transition when it presented itself, he showed patience in running the teams set plays in half-court. He’s a thick body with good handles, and vision to find teammates. He’s a hard driver to the rim, and doesn’t mind the contact. He has a little twist to hang, and absorb to draw defenders, he might dump it, or play through it to get and 1. 6pts
Tyrece and his twin Tyree make up a quality back-court for this team. They are interchangeable at the guard position, while one is facilitating the offense, the other could be receiving the pass making strong moves and good passing decisions when he gets it. They do a good job of working to keep this young group involved. They light up when there’s an opportunity to attack the basket in transition, or in half-court space. He has good leverage, plays on balance. He can hit the dribble drive pull-up. 13pts.
A long slender prospect playing point guard at 6’3. He’ll have to get stronger so he doesn’t get knocked off his path, but he did a good using his dribble to attack the paint using floaters and jumpers to finish. He looked to involve teammates, his vision, and passing were good in transition. He has good shooting form, he can hit the mid-range jumper off the dribble. His lengthy arms, and quick hands on defense got him a couple of steals for layups and dunks. He did hit a 3ptr to finish with 11pts.
He’s a quick guard with a good all-around set of skills to play both guard positions. He used his quickness off the dribble to go by defenders, and get into the paint. He finished strong at the rim, used floaters, and paint jumpers to get his 16pts. He gets it up court fast with the dribble, he’ll pass it up. He runs hard to fill the lanes in transition. He has quick hands to get steals and good speed to stay on ball.
He played well for the small school in Stockton, CA. He’s long, on the thin side but moves, and plays with a purpose. He helps rebound, he’ll defend on the perimeter, run the court in transition. He has 3pt range, he works well along the perimeter. He has a dribble drive fade away jump shot that goes down for him. Rosales had 10 pts in the 4th, scoring key buckets down the stretch in a tight ball game to give his team a chance to win it. They came up short with a 56-53 loss to the host team. He scored 15pts.
He’s in the 2025 class and we’ll be keeping a closer eye on what looks to be a rising prospect in this class. He’s still developing a skill set, nevertheless he’s 6’7 with a long wingspan, he jumps well, and plays hard coming off the bench for one of NorCals top teams. He has good bounce, and activity in the paint going for blocks and rebounds. He’ll get hustle points with his energy, running the court, and getting put-backs. He scored 6pts before fouling out. He’s on the Wright’s Watch List.