Oklahoma State Tournament: 15U Morning MVPs (Part 2)
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The Oklahoma State Tournament kicked off this morning, on 5/20/2023. It features several talented teams and players, showcasing their talents to find out who is the best. Through the first three games I have scouted, there has been one blowout…
The Oklahoma State Tournament kicked off this morning, on 5/20/2023. It features several talented teams and players, showcasing their talents to find out who is the best. Through the first three games I have scouted, there has been one blowout and two close games. These are the top players that I have seen to this point.
looks impressive every event I see him at. Today was no different. On numerous occasions, he drove and finished in traffic. He utilized a quick first step, the ability to be slithery in traffic, and focus to finish at the rim. He knocked down a few free throws in the game, as well. On the first possession of the game, he hit a three just seconds in. He grabbed a few rebounds, including a couple of offensive rebounds. One of these led to free throws and the other resulted in a putback. It was a good offensive game by him.
DJ Predulla impacted the game in a few areas. He grabbed a few rebounds, in which he did a good job with the outlet pass. He also came away with a couple of steals, in which one of them resulted in him finishing at the basket. He showed the ability to finish inside on a couple of other occasions, as well. The last thing he did was hit a three. It was a solid game for him.
played great against Team Venum. There were a couple of different times that he utilized some nice dribble moves to blow by the defender and get to the basket. He grabbed multiple rebounds throughout the game, including a few offensive rebounds. Two of the offensive rebounds led to him drawing the foul, where he went 4/4 from the free throw line. On the defensive end, he played great on-ball defense and was able to force a steal. This led to him finishing in transition. Going off of what I saw today, he looked like a great two-way player.
Kaleb Jackson impacted the game in a few different ways that helped his team win. He knocked down a couple of three pointers, which helped open up other areas. Once they started closing out hard on him, he would drive the gap on their weak side and get to the rim. This resulted in him getting to the rim and finishing. He deflected a pass out of bounds and also came away with an offensive rebound. It was a solid all-around game from him.