Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Super Showcase Top Performers: Class of 2016 Top Wing Forwards

Lamar Stevens (Philadelphia, PA)

The Basketball Spotlight Super Showcase was an exciting event. Our next stop in coverage will take us to the wing forwards. The guys are versatile and many can play multiple positions.

Class 2016 Top Wing Forwards

Lamar Stevens (Philadelphia, PA)- Watch out for this prospect from the City of Brotherly Love. Stevens has the prototype body for the 3 spot and the game to go along with it. He has decent range on the perimeter but looks better as a slasher and finisher. On defense he can guard forwards and guards while also helping out on the boards. His potential can be very high.

Jamar Watson (Brandywine, MD)- Watson could have been listed with the wing guards. He’s a prolific scorer that can attack on his own or finish off plays in transition. He loves breaking down slower forwards or over powering smaller guards. He operates well along the baseline and in the lane.

Christian Ford (Trenton, NJ)- Ford outside shot has improved and now he not only shoots it from the face up position but also off the dribble. He has truly shown that it’s possible to transform from the post to the perimeter with hard work. Now he needs to continue to work on creating space from defenders with his handle.

Kyle Elliot (Rahway, NJ)- Elliot runs the floor like a deer and completes plays very well. He’s a capable defender with a long wing span which helps him recover against quick opponents. He’s also a stronger rebounder and interior defender than he gets credit for. He does need to refine his ball handling which will help him on the high school level.

Ray Montilus (Union, NJ)- It was a breath of fresh air to see Ray handling the ball a lot. He was able to create plays off the bounce and finish in the lane. Now he needs to develop a jump shot because he will definitely become a perimeter player possibly a combo guard.

Nwanacho Nwana (White Plains)- Nwana is working hard on improving his perimeter skills and its beginning to pay off. He displayed some dribble drives and explosion towards the basket. He even almost caught a dunk while driving the lane. I was definitely surprised with his athleticism. He also needs to work on his perimeter stroke.