Lorenzo Minter 6'0 155 2020 Colonial Heights High School (Colonial Heights VA)

Lorenzo is a tremendous athlete possessing great quickness and a shifty playmaking style. He is a three level scorer who features slippery, almost elusive drives to the rim with smooth shot making skills. He has a crafty, tight handle, elite one on one skills and the ability to explode into open seams. His off the dribble inventory includes a quick crossover, nicely executed rocker step move and a hesitation move that is complimented well by his explosive burst. Lorenzo has the ability to decelerate effortlessly and quickly, change directions and explode into space as soon as he spots an opportunity. His long arms and tremendous body control allows him to bounce off contact and complete plays through contact in all areas. He can come down off the dribble, break his man down with a quick dribble combination and blow by his man or launch into the jumper from anywhere on the floor showing range well beyond the arc. Lorenzo also demonstrates the ability to attack closeouts effectively and to quickly attack and then instantly pull up off the bounce and knock down the shot. He is amazingly comfortable dribbling into the jumper either in the mid range or from distance. He has a nice pop back dribble move to create separation for the jumper. Lorenzo is an unpredictable defensive assignment because he has a complete floor game and diverse playmaking skills. He is an intelligent playmaker, well schooled and always seems to have a counter for every defensive design. He is an excellent shooter who can create separation nicely, has sound shot mechanics and a high release. Defensively he brings great energy and has a ball hawking style. His long arms, active hands, quick feet and explosive movements serve him well defending the dribble and in all defensive areas. He has strong anticipations skills in passing lanes and the quickness to cover alot of ground quickly on the defensive end. Also a good rebounding guard, the result of his effort and defensive IQ. Lorenzo had the opportunity in July to represent Virginia in the 22nd Annual Down Under Hoops Classic in Australia. He is an exciting talent with amazingly varied skill set. He has a lethal capacity for scoring but also keeps his teammates involved and demonstrates competent playmaking skills in addition to his scoring exploits, a stat sheet stuffer. Lorenzo is already attracting interest from Division I college coaches including the likes of VCU after a stellar summer for Ballers U AAU and after a strong showing in the LC Bird Summer League for Colonial Heights High School. He earned All Class 3, Region A Honors after an impressive freshman campaign for the Colonials.
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