He’s a shooter! Corban Tyler is a high-volume three-point shooter who shows dangerous potential as a shooting specialist due to his ability to knock down shots from the inside out, whether he’s firing off the catch, while coming around a screen, or pulling up off of the dribble. Tyler displays a textbook shooting form, soft touch, and a very quick fluid release. It doesn’t take much for the 6-foot guard to get it going, Corban heats up instantly like a microwave, he always comes out of the gate hot and ready to shoot often nailing his very first shot attempt from the deep.
This kid’s a walking highlight reel that has already begun receiving attention and interest from college programs. Dothan Ijadimbola has flat out dominated the NEXT Circuit, particularly in Kansas City, Missouri during the Prep Hoops NEXT National Championship event where Ijadimbola really put his two-way skill set on full display, proving to be a versatile, physical, high motor, high-flying athlete who can dominate the glass, protect the basket, facilitate, and play above the rim with passion and intensity on both sides of the ball. Ijadimbola has a long and wiry 6-foot-5-inch physique with massive length, impeccable reach, and an explosive jump to go along with it. Defensively, the impactful forward is a terror in the passing lanes, a true threat to jump any pass thrown his way on the perimeter before beating everyone down the floor with his long strides and amazing mobility. He snatches defensive rebounds out of the air and immediately starts the offense, covering a lot of ground in a small number of dribbles and slashing through the lane with strength, power, and speed ready to rise and throw down a two-handed slam dunk through contact or traffic. Top-notch playmaker, Dothan has times where he makes the others around him better with his passing after drawing the defense’s attention, showing the ability to quickly read and react off the dribble.
This point guard is the type of player that zooms up and down the floor and plays like he has eyes in the back of his head. Jones stands out as a phenomenal facilitator who loves to keep his teammates involved, set them up with easy shot attempts, and reward his big men that run the floor. Incredible no-look and push passer, this kid can get the ball through closing windows and surprise his teammates at times with how quickly and accurately his dimes hit them. The special thing about Xavier Jones is how he sees a play happen well before it develops, he makes a lot of passes that led to an assist for his teammate, showing an ability to always think two steps ahead.
This bucket getter’s a master of creating angles and he utilizes his remarkable understanding of driving angles to consistently get to his spots on the court. White doesn’t take many shots outside of his hot zones, every inch of space from the left elbow to the baseline is a hot spot for him and he often finds a way to get there due to his unpredictability off the bounce, footwork that allows him to get around defenders, and his great change of speeds and direction. Good body control on his way to the rim, Hayes is capable of adjusting to a defender’s position to get off a clean shot attempt. He can also produce an open look with his use of stop on the dime pump fakes, pivot spins, and up and under short-range jumpers.
Athletic prospect, Luke Strickland runs the floor so effectively that he’s often responsible for starting and finishing the fast break, either with a rebound, a tipped pass, or by jumping a throw in the passing lanes with his pure ballhawk instincts, quick reaction time and anticipation. Strickland has a dynamic ability to score in the open floor and in a halfcourt set, he does a phenomenal job of making tough contested layups after body contact, this kid finishes through traffic better than most thanks to his concentration and soft touch. Strickland has also shown a solid basketball IQ, good feel for the game, versatility as an off-guard and wing-forward, and the ability to find openings and position himself in the dunker’s spot for the drop-off passes to come his way.