G365 Dance In The Desert Recap: Wings
The Grassroots 365 Dance in the Desert event took place in Avondale, Arizona June 3rd and 4th. The event featured boys’ teams ranging from 9U to 14U. The event featured several players promising wing prospects. Let’s take a look at some…
The Grassroots 365 Dance in the Desert event took place in Avondale, Arizona June 3rd and 4th. The event featured boys’ teams ranging from 9U to 14U. The event featured several players promising wing prospects. Let’s take a look at some of the top wing players from the event.
Mack was a Prototypical wing player, the forward has good positional size and displayed solid skill during the game I watched. He was also effective facing up and slashing to the basket, as he used his size to be one of the better rebounders I saw on the day.
Didn’t get an exact height on Lindstadt, but he was one of the longer wings I saw. He was an effective slasher, showing an uncanny ability to get downhill, get to the rack and finish.
Edwards showed some intangibles to go along with his skill. He was a vocal leader displaying a lot of grit and competitive spirit. As for the tangible side, his ability to defend and handle the ball against pressure helped him stand out, earning him a spot on the list.
Duane Eason Jr
Duane Eason Jr
I was happy to see Eason again this weekend. I saw him briefly Memorial day weekend, or at least long enough to figure out that he has an advanced offensive ability, as he made a ridiculous 1 legged running three last week. He proved that it was more than a luck shot this weekend. The long armed scoring guard was able to but the ball in the basket by turning defense into offense, create in 1 v 1 situations and show some nifty finishing moves on the break.
Mendoza looks like he just walked off the set of a JJ Redick shooting video. The class of 2027 sniper was the best pure shooter I saw. Mendoza displayed terrific fundamentals complete with good shot prep and a consistent release. The sniper was accurate in catch and shoot situations showing a smooth follow through and deep range.
Godfrey feels like he may be more point than wing, however his ability to score in 1 v 1 situations landed him on this list. He was the best P&R player I saw, leading more to a case to be a PG. He deftly navigated high screens making quick decesions before either shooting, driving or dishing. Although listed at 5’9 his length provides him with an opportunity to effecively defend both backcourt positions, as he did in the game I watched.