Indiana Top 80 Evaluations

 

Team 3

Coach: Kellen Dunham

 

#4: 5'10 '21 Cole McDaniel (New Castle HS, New Castle, IN)

Starting things off, we look at a player with a lot of craftiness and ability at the offensive end of the court, Cole McDaniel. Offensively, he showed the ability to score at all three levels, excelling from outside the three-point line. In addition to his scoring ability, he showed the ability to command an offense. He displayed great passing ability, ball handling and use of his off-hand. Defensively, he was able to keep the play in front of him, preventing easy baskets. Next in his development will be continued improvement finishing over size at the rim. Coach Dunham on McDaniel: 'Cole shoots the bath with great confidence. He is unselfish and puts a lot of time into improving his game. His ability to shoot off the dribble is very good.' McDaniel is an intriguing prospect and will be to keep an eye on heading in to his sophomore season.

 

#17: 6'0 '20 Lucas Deck (Central Noble HS, Albion, IN)

Next, we look at a player that excelled at putting the ball in the basket, Lucas Deck. Offensively, he showcased his ability to put the ball in the basket from anywhere on the court. He impressed many with the use of his off-hand. Defensively, he ensures everything is kept in front to ensure teammates don't have to provide help. Next in Deck's development will be continued improvement as a distributor of the basketball. This would make him an extremely well-rounded point guard. Coach Dunham on Deck: 'Lucas is a great kid. He took criticism very well. He is extremely aggressive player at both ends of the court. He likes to take tough shots and showed the ability to score in bunches.' Deck showed a lot of ability at the offensive end of the court and will be one to keep an eye on heading in to his junior season.

 

#24: 6'1 '21 Blake Davison (Leo HS, Fort Wayne, IN)

Moving on to a player who possesses the ability to put the ball in the basket from any where on the court, Blake Davison. Blake showed a strong ability to put the ball in the basket at all three levels. His ability to push the pace made him an asset for his team and his court vision allowed him to find the open man. Next in his development is continuing to improve at the defensive end. Coach Dunham on Davison: 'Blake is a great kid. He was very accepting of critiques of his game. He was able to get on a great hot-streak where he made a lot of three-point shots. He is a sneaky finisher at the basket with both hands.' Davison showcased his offensive skillset during camp and will make him one to keep an eye on heading in to his sophomore season.

 

#39:6'2 '20 Dylan Stafford (Muncie Central HS, Muncie, IN)

Continuing on to a player who made contributions at both the offensive and defensive ends of the court, Dylan Stafford. Offensively, he showed an ability to hit the mid-range shot and can stretch it out to the three-point line. His ball-handling and passing skills make him a great player to put the ball in his hands. Defensively, he ensured that his man was unable to take the ball to the basket, forcing contested shots. Next in Stafford's development is continued improvement on his release time. Improved release time would make him an even bigger threat every time he has the ball. Coach Dunham on Stafford: 'Dylan is a good kid. He plays hard and is always attacking. He is constantly challenging the defense. I loved his creativity in the mid-range to get off his shot, despite a low release. He showed the ability to create a ton of space on his shot.' After showcasing his ability, Stafford will be one to keep an eye on heading in to his junior season.

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#46:6'4 '20 Carson Barrett (Lafayette Central Catholic, Lafayette, IN)

Next,we look a player who made his presence felt at the defensive ends of the court, Carson Barrett. Offensively, he has strong back to the basket moves and can score efficiently when he has the ball in the post. His ability to handle the ball and pass out of the post make him a valuable asset, providing open looks for his teammates. Defensively, he is a strong on-ball defender, forcing opponents to finish over his size and length. Next in Carson's development is continuing to improve the rate at which he loks for his shot at the offensive end of the court. Coach Dunham on Barrett: 'Carson is a good player and a good kid. He is a great competitor with a great motor. He challenges his teammates. He is an extremely gifted passer. He showed a strong willingness to compete at the defensive end of the court.' Barrett's effort and motor will make him one to keep an eye on heading in to his junior year.

 

#60: 6'4 '21 Trenton Askew (Lane Technical HS, Chicago, IL)

Moving on to a developing prospect at the offensive and defensive end of the court, Trenton Askew. Offensively, Askew is a raw prospect who showed the ability to hit shots from eighteen plus given time. He showed the ability to get shots off, given his quick release time. Defensively, he is a raw prospect who will continue to develop and puts on muscle. Next in Askew's development is continued improvement on his decision making at the basket. He ability to beat the defense and attract the help can provide teammates with open shots if he is able to swing the ball. Coach Dunham on Askew: 'Trenton competed at both ends of the court. He showed the ability to get to the basket. He was able to play through an illness throughout the day.' Askew will be one to keep an eye on heading in to his sophomore season.

 

#66: 6'7 '20 Alexander Stauffer (Northridge HS, Middlebury, IN)

Continuing on to the player who did everything a coach would look for at the offensive end of the court, Alexander Stauffer. Offensively, Stauffer is a fundamentally sound post player who can score with his back to the basket or facing up. In addition to his scoring ability, he showed the ability to pass out of the post, handle the ball with both hands. His ability to rebound the ball helped provide extra possessions for his team throughout the camp. Defensively, Stauffer does a great job of forcing his opponents to finish over him. Dunham on Stauffer: 'Alex competed all day. He took shots when he was open and made the shots he took. He was patient when he got it to attack.. He battled bigger players while on defense and made them miss.' Look for Stauffer to continue his emergence as a prospect heading in to his junior season.

 

#75: 6'10 '20 Gunnar Vannatta (Zionsville HS, Zionsville, IN)

Lastly, we look at a playmaking center who was able to dominate at his end of the court, Gunnar Vannatta. Offensively, Vannatta was dominant in the post scorer with the ability to stretch to fifteen feet. In addition to his scoring ability, he is always looking to find the open man for an easier look. This kept his teammates engaged and made him a pleasure to play with. Defensively, he was able to alter the game, forcing opponents to finish over his size. Next in his development is continued improvement on his conditioning and quickness. He was dominant while on the court and will become even more effective as conditioning improves. Coach Dunham on Vannatta: 'Gunnar is a good kid. He gets good position for post-ups when looking for the ball. He crashes the boards hard for rebounds. He makes some great cross court passes from the post and dump offs to cutters.' Vannatta's ability at both ends of the court will make him one to keep an eye on heading in to his junior season.