6’10” 2021 Moussa Diabate
DME Academy (Daytona Beach, FL)
Diabate came into the event with a heavy reputation. He is the #3 player in Europe’s 2002 generation. He is also ranked as the #7 player in the 2021 class by both ESPN and Rivals.com. It took him a quarter to get warm, but once he did it was apparent to see. He is a high level defender, in fact he has the ability to be an elite, lock down type defender. He moved his feet and sat low on the perimeter and he did a good job protecting the rim. Offensively, he showcased ability on the block as well as stepped out and knocked down multiple open 3s. Top 10 in class makes sense and an elite level recruitment should follow.
6’8″ 2019 Puoch Puoch
Wesley Christian (Allen, KY)
This was our first viewing of Puoch and we walked away very impressed. At 6’8″ Puoch was the one who initiated offense for his team. He showcased incredible court vision and displayed a tight handle that got him to his spots. He shot the ball well, going 2-2 from 3 and finished high above the rim. Puoch, who has only been in the US for a couple months, from Australia, is a modern day playmaking wing. He defended multiple positions and created offense. This recruitment should reach a high major level and he could be considered as a Top 100 type prospect.
6’4″ 2019 Damion Baugh
Tennessee Prep (Memphis, TN)
Baugh is a high level point guard, his feel is off the charts. Baugh has great length and above the rim explosion. he plays with a great pace really navigating traffic in the half court, not rushing anything. Just this past week, Baugh picked up an offer from Memphis, his most recent. He is ranked as a Top 75 guy in the 2019 class and should quickly become a highly sought after point guard for ACC and SEC schools. He has the goods.
6’10” 2020 Isaiah Todd
Trinity Academy (Raleigh, NC)
Todd has such an impressive skill set to go along with his size, explosion and length. Todd has a beautiful jump shot with consistent form and a high release with deep range. Todd showcased a great handle and was a consistent threat to grab and go. He finished on the block, the short post, mid post, high post and the wing. He has a complete offensive arsenal. However, what may be his best trait on the floor is his rim protection. He had double figure blocked shots, did so both on the ball and off. He is incredibly productive at this point, but the scary thing is he still has a lot of room to grow. With the likes of Kentucky and UNC staying in his gym, the sky is the limit here. If he goes to college, he won’t stay long.
6’8″ 2019 Nick Evtimov
Greensboro Day (Greensboro, NC)
What a difference a year makes for Evtimov. He was unstoppable today on the block, really doing anything he wanted 18 feet and in. He has great footwork and explosion. He finished above the rim with multiple drop step type dunks and was able to take his man off the bounce and finish around the basket. He has great touch around the basket and is incredibly tough with a tenacity to get rebounds and finish. He should become an incredibly hot commodity for the late signing period.