Monday, August 15, 2011

Super Showcase Top Performers: Class Of 2017 Wing Forwards

Shyheim Hicks (Boston, MA)

The Class of 2017 had a nice amount of wing forwards in attendance. Here’s a look at some of the players that showed good versatility at Life Center Academy.

Class 2017 Top Wing Forwards

Shyheim Hicks (Boston, MA)-Hicks as good size and athleticism for his position. He’s far from a bashful player and is willing to put up shots from anywhere. I like how he creates and pulls up off the dribble. Right now he does get a little out of control but in due time everything will fall together. We might have a real budding prospect in Hicks.

Sam Iorio (Orefield, PA)- Sam used the showcase to introduce himself to the basketball world. First, he hurt the opposition from the perimeter by draining treys, next was his mean pull up in the lane and finally he got things going in the paint by kissing buckets of the glass. I loved the energy he played with.

Ian Dubose (Durham, NC)- Dubose has range that extends to the 3 point line and also has the touch to score in the lane. He attacks from different angles and is a constant matchup problem for defenders. His stock should continue to rise in the North Carolina area.

Iyair Purnell (Newark, DE)- Purnell showed he a can do things away from the basket and it caught our attention. He’s becoming more comfortable creating off the dribble and making decisions. I like the way he stretches out to the basket when finishing in traffic.

Louis King (Columbus, NJ)- I got a good look at King and noticed that he’s a lot more skilled than I anticipated. He’s still a baby so he needs more strength to finish off the plays he attempted. But I do feel a few years down the road he might be a legit prospect.

Zach Bruno (Brooklyn, NY)- Bruno is a lanky, slashing forward. He gets up the floor quickly and fills the lane well in transition. He’s a good finisher that also knows how to make his presence felt on the defensive end.