2029: 5 Players to Know out West
Let’s take a look at some of the talent out West in the Class of 2029. Phillip Reed Jr. HEIGHT 5'9" POS PG CLASS 2029 Phillip Reed Jr. School: N/A Club: Squad I am not sure what gym this kid…
Let’s take a look at some of the talent out West in the Class of 2029.
Phillip Reed Jr.
Phillip Reed Jr.
I am not sure what gym this kid lives in but this youngster looks like he just lifts weights and trains ALL DAY. That mature frame he has and that quick burst and reaction sets him apart as a ball handling lead guard. He uses angles and his off-hand is close to his body so when he extends to protect it is not so apparent that he is using that hand to create space. He has great balance so when he decides to change speeds he is just ready to go the other way or shoot the ball. The elite vision to see open players without looking at them is elite and he puts the ball on the money. Truly a player that plays at his own pace.
Vijay Keshav || Texas || Class of 2029 ||
This kid has some impressive footwork. You see it at many levels of his play. When he is bringing the ball up the floor he uses a change of speed to set up the defender. He goes too long strides and can quickly switch to smaller steps as he changes direction. Although he is a lead guard he is not over dribbling as he uses spins to get to the rim and he can shed a defender with quick moves and movement. Finishing moves are great and he takes what the defense gives him.
One of the best aspects of this kids game is how mature his jab work is. Not only does he use the simple jab step but he is going left witch throws defenders off and he knows when to switch things up. That twitch reaction on his first step really impressive because he can get by smaller defenders that might be faster or able to move their feet. I think this kid is a hidden gem that will only get better. He is a player that makes those around him better because he sees the floor well.
One of those players that is the future of hoops in Texas. He moves very well as he has fluid moves that get him open. He changes direction and his stop and go really free’s him up attacking the rim. Handle is super tuff-tuff. He also uses that really high off the glass finish that he kisses off the glass that keeps defenders that can jump or are taller away from contesting. He is going to have some size and his ability to handle, see the floor and pass is going to be a game change for him.
Super Shifty style of play he knows how to get downhill in a hurry and with that shifty style he has defenders on their heels. he does a really good job of getting into the bodies of defenders shielding himself and jumping away from them as he finishes. Might be a player that can get in the paint at will. Pair him up with shooters and a big or two that can finish and this kid will be an elite and ideal floor general.