Indiana Top 80 Evaluations (Matthew Qualters)

Team 8

Coach: Don Bowling

 

#11: 5'11 '19 Tyrus Bever (Covington Community HS, Covington, IN)

Starting things off, we look at a player with a lot of speeds and the ability to command the court, Tyrus Bever. He's an extremely skilled point guard who possesses the quickness to get to the rim. While his quickness is one of his best traits, he is an extremely high IQ basketball player knowing how to spread the defense. In addition to his other skills, he is able to handle the ball affectively with both hands. His ability to finish makes him a threat every time he is able to get past the defender. While he loves to have the ball in his hands, one area for development is his movement without the ball and his shooting from the three-point line. Coach Bowling on Bever: 'Tyrus has great speed and court awareness. His shot is good and he is always willing to make the extra pass. Tyrus was a pleasure to coach.' Bever will be one to keep an eye on heading in to his senior season.

 

#12: 6'0 '19 Montez McNair (Emmerich Manual HS, Indianapolis, IN)

Next, we look at a player that really excelled at the defensive end of the court throughout camp, Montez McNair. He's a smart guard prospect that can typically an affective floor general, initiating offense and looking to get each of his teammates involved in the action. Offensively, McNair displays a nice handle and finishing ability, with the ability to finish at and around the rim. Montez displayed a willingness to move the ball and get everyone else involved at the offensive end. Next in his development process is continuing to work on his jump shot. The ability to score at all three levels would make Montez a nightmare to defend. Coach Bowling on McNair: 'Montez was a pleasure to coach. He is a great defender who gets everyone involved at the offensive end of the court. He is a strong finisher at the rim.' Montez has a well-rounded skillset and will be one to keep an eye on during his senior season as he continues to develop.

 

#21: 6'0 '19 Keith Rupert (Mt Vernon HS, Indianapolis, IN)

Moving onto a player that brought the energy at the offensive end of the court, Keith Rupert. He's a quick, gifted guard with great motor, which allows him to be a force at the offensive end. Offensively, Rupert scores effectively from all three levels and shows a willingness to move the ball. He's able to create for himself or spot-up without the ball and hurt opponents with his shooting ability. Next in his development process is continuing to improve at the defensive end of the court, as it would make him an extremely affective two-way player. Coach Bowling on Rupert: 'Keith has a great attitude and is a high energy guard. He has great explosiveness. He shoots the ball well and can create his own shot. He can continue to work on his release time.' Keith showcased his skillset and scoring ability. He will be one to keep an eye on heading in to his senior season.

 

#30:'6'1 '20 Brevin Jefferson (Southport HS, Indianapolis, IN)

Continuing onto a player that continues to highlight his blossoming skillset on both ends of the floor, Brevin Jefferson. He's a guard prospect that provides nice size, athleticism, and playmaking instincts at the guard position. Offensively, Jefferson has the ability to score the ball at all three levels. He possesses the ability to make shots from all over the court, and he has no issues creating space. Jefferson is an intelligent defender with quick feet and the ability to mirror his assignment quite well. Next in his development process is continuing to improve his movement as the ball as this would provide him with an abundance of open shots. Coach Bowling on Jefferson: 'Brevin was a pleasure to coach. He is a great shotmaker and shooter. He can hit shots from anywhere on the court.' Jefferson has a lot of tools and his willingness to be coached will make Indy 80's 'Mr. Playmaker' a player to watch heading in to his junior season.

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#32:'6'1 '22 Spencer Denton (East Noble HS, Kendallville, IN)

Next, we look at a player that was able to make pretty solid two-way contributions during his time at camp, Spencer Denton. Offensively, Denton did an excellent job of moving the ball and finding the open man. His ability to rebound at his position made it difficult to keep him away from the glass. Next in his development will be to improve his ball handling skills and quickness, making him a more complete player at the offensive end. Coach Bowling on Deaton: 'Spencer was very fun to coach. He has great court awareness and rebounds his position very well. His vision and court sense make him an extremely effective guard.' Denton was able to make shots during camp and should continue developing at both ends of the court heading in to his freshman year.

 

#52: 6'4 '21 Jake Heidbreder (Floyd Central HS, Floyds Knobs, IN)

Moving onto a player with a pretty impressive combination of ability at the offensive and defensive ends of the court, Jake Heidbreder. He's a lengthy wing prospect with terrific skill and overall feel for his position. Heidbreder has the ability to score the ball from all three levels, making him a threat any time he has the ball in his hands. Next in his development process is working to improving his quickness and ball handling. Part of this will come naturally as he continues to develop and hit the weight room. Coach Bowling on Heidbreder: 'Jake was a fun player to coach. Jake shoots the ball really well and has great court awareness. This should help him as he continues to develop as a player in the next few years. As his ball-handling skills improve, it will open up other parts of his offensive game.' Heidbreder has a well-rounded game and will be one to keep an eye on heading in to his sophomore season.

 

#54: 6'4 '20 Nathan Brown (Home School, Brownsburg, IN)

Continuing onto a developing wing that possesses the versatility to play both sides of the ball, Nathan Brown. He's a pretty intriguing wing prospect with nice size to pair with his length. Offensively, he is a developing scorer from outside, but can hit shots from fifteen to eighteen feet. His ability to rebound the ball at his position makes him a valuable asset at both ends of the court. Next in his development process is continuing to work on his jump shot and ball handling skills, as it would open up pieces of his offensive game he's been unable to tap in to. Coach Bowling on Brown: 'Nathan was a great pleasure to coach. He has a great motor, particularly pursuing the ball. He is able to put the ball in the basket with both hands when he gets to the rim.' Brown has a nice feel for the game and does a great job of contributing even without the ball. Given his age, it'll be interesting to see how he progresses over the next couple years.

 

#72: 6'8 '19 Jalen Johnson (Emmerich Manual HS, Indianapolis, IN)

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Next, we look at of more electric players who made his presence felt at both ends of the court, Jalen Johnson. He's an intelligent, hardworking player who has the ability to score at all three levels. Offensively, he can catch and shoot or score in the post. His ability to make plays out of the posy made him a valuable asset to his team. In addition to his ability to score the ball, he is an extremely gifted rebounder. Next in his development will be continued improvement moving without the ball, as this will provide him with additional open looks at the rim. Coach Bowling on Johnson: 'Jalen was great to coach. He is a really strong in the post and on the wing. He has great post moves and is extremely strong around the basket.' His ability to play above and around the rim made him difficult to contain at the offensive end. Johnson made his presence felt during the camp and the same can be expected this year throughout his senior season.

 

#80: 6'4 '20 Anthony Scales (Zionsville HS, Zionsville, IN)

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Finishing things up, we look at a player that has certainly earned his reputation as a physical guard, Anthony Scales. Offensively, Scales possesses the ability to hit shots from fifteen to eighteen feet. His vision and court sense allows him to make the right play, even if that means making the extra pass. Defensively, his ability to keep the play in front of him made him a quality two-way player. Next in his development will be improved movement without the ball and improved ball-handling. As these two things continue to improve it will open up his offensive game. Coach Bowling on Scales: 'Anthony was fun to coach. He is a physical guard who can create his own shot. He is an extremely high energy player.' Scales is an intriguing prospect and as his range continues to develop it will make him someone to keep an eye on.

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