The Tune-Up: 14U Most Impactful Glue Guys
Caleb Beaver POS N/A CLASS 2027 Caleb Beaver School: Shreveport, LA Club: Louisiana Goats 2027 Caleb Beaver was always in the right spot at the right time whether he was cutting to the basket, sitting in the passing lane, or…
Caleb Beaver was always in the right spot at the right time whether he was cutting to the basket, sitting in the passing lane, or going after a rebound, the ball seemed to continuously find him. Beaver made all of the hustle plays, he went after 50/50 balls like they were meant for him and if the basketball came anywhere in his vicinity it was his for the taking. As a rebounder, this kid displayed impeccable timing and a great nose for the ball, his ability to beat his opponent and secure the ball at its peak was impressive. His second jump was even better, the moment he came down he quickly went back up for the layup before the defense had a chance to challenge the shot. Caleb also ran the floor with a purpose, sprinting to the paint as he beat opposing bigs and wings down the court making himself a passing option before the ball ever crossed half court at times.
Jaxon Blancet was a workhorse player that did just about everything, playing strong perimeter and interior defense, blocking shots, rebounding at a high rate, and scoring from the inside out by putting the ball on the floor and getting to the basket. Dynamic rebounder standing at 6-foot-3-inches with good length, Blancet crashed the glass on every shot attempt always finding a way to get a hand on the ball, even when he was boxed out he was very hard to push away from the basket.
Jordan Timmons stood out each game as the most important guy on the court. He’s one of those players that competes the right way, he consistently made the smart play as a facilitator, a scorer, and as a defender. True floor general, Timmons proved to be a well-rounded guard as he ran the offense effectively and very efficiently, he showed a great sense of urgency and an understanding of tempo, not to mention his quick hands and anticipation for the dribble on the defensive end which made pick pocket steals appear easier than ever. Jordan also shot the ball incredibly well within the flow of the game and he did it without taking a high volume of shots, often getting points in transition with his speed to the basket or simply spreading the floor with his spacing where he knocked down open looks from deep.
Zane Rowe is on his way to becoming a highly sought after basketball prospect. 6-foot-5, strong and sturdy build with a terrific blend of strength, power, athleticism, and the motor to outwork everyone. Rowe has no problem throwing his body weight around, playing with is back to the basket, establishing deep position, or backing his man under the rim. Offensively, Rowe is as talented and as remarkable of a scorer in the post as they come. He finished through all sorts of bumps and contact while showing a soft touch for a player his size. Zane also displayed his ability to put the ball on the floor and get downhill to the rack, it was tough for anyone to stay in front of him, slow him down effectively and maintain their balance.
Jason Vidaurri showed off his abilities as a traditional pass first point guard by being a very creative and instinctive distributor who kept his eyes looking ahead scanning the floor for the open man as he was on the move. Remarkable court vision and good passing precision, Jason threw guys open with excellent lead passes and hit teammates directly in their shooting pocket on kick-outs. When driving and kicking Vidaurri took advantage of space and the defense collapsing onto him. Vidaurri also proved to be unphased by full court pressure defense, he was always able to escape any defense thrown at him due to his phenomenal breakaway speed and open court quickness.