Player: Shareef Bynum @_buckets3

Class: 2019

HT: 5’11, 155 pounds

High School: Wilson High School, Portsmouth VA

GPA: 3.4

Personal: Shareef “Dulaa” Bynum is an honor student with a 3.4 gpa. He is an all around athlete having excelled in baseball and football in addition to basketball. He will be playing soccer for Wilson High School this year as well.

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HS Coach Evaluation: When Shareef first came to us, he was a few inches shorter, a slight frame certainly not as defined as he is now. He had some natural abilities at the point guard position that made him stick out. He quickly began to show a much bigger upside due to the fact that he could score the ball as well as set up his teammates. Now we are starting to see his growth both physically and fundamentally which has carried over to his confidence. It started with the development of his body, a stronger frame that has allowed him to play through contact and play not only quick but physical as well which is really paying off for his offensive game. He’s shooting the ball well from all levels, has improved his range and has really become effective at scoring in transition. He has shown flashes of having the ability to really get after it on defense as well. Being only a junior really gives him a chance to play at the next level. He has true point guard skills with the ability to score the ball. As he continues to get better his skill set will interest some colleges for sure. – Coach Ron Cabbler, Wilson High School Athletic Director and former Basketball Head Coach. (Coach Cabbler coached Shareef for two years and resigned as basketball coach after last season to become the school’s athletic director).

Coach Frank says: I’ve been watching Shareef for three years and as a JV point guard he was an athletic and gifted scorer. He could get to the rim and he knocked down jumpers at a high percentage and he scored a lot. Having watched him for two years now on the varsity level I’ve seen him grow into a more complete player. He is a crafty ball handler, really handles it like he’s got the ball on a string, and he has the ability to create offense for teammates as well as for himself. Shareef is a very athletic player, durable and tough. He has a very good jumper and excellent range, uses a nice hesitation dribble move to beat defenders and can get into the gaps and seams. He is capable of making shots both with his feet set and off the dribble, has a quick release and good elevation on his pull-ups, showing range out to the 3-point line and doing a nice job finding space to get his shot when off the ball. Although he has already had a few 20+ point games, Shareef does a nice job creating for others and has become a very good passer in traffic and in attack mode. His improved ability to distribute the ball coupled with his scoring ability allows him to keep defenses honest. He does a good job defending the dribble and is physically capable of being a lockdown defender when he commits to it. He plays the passing lanes well and transitions well from defense to offense. Shareef is a talented player and an excellent student, a player worthy of attention from college coaches as his high school career progresses.