School: Trinity Academy
What Was Recently Said:
Finishing up, we look at a player who continues to show steady growth within his progression, Evan Dean. He's a long, wiry wing/forward prospect with a high motor and the ability to fill it up in a variety of ways offensively. Dean can reliably pass, dribble, and score from all levels. He can spot-up, create off the bounce, or capitalize on putbacks/rebounding opportunities. Dean moves really well without the ball, makes his presence felt as a high-motor rebounder, and showed the ability to carry the offense for stretches. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it would make him a more physically imposing player. Coach Collins on Dean: 'I love this kid's game very much. Evan has the potential to be a star for any team. He rebounds, defends, scores, and coaches his teammates on and off the court. He will be special if he keeps working!' Dean put forth an impressive showing at camp, securing the Mr. Offense award, and will be a prospect to monitor closely over the coming years.
What To Expect:
After being a contributor for Cardinal Gibbons and NC GBB Regional, it looks like Dean will have an opportunity to shine in a new situation for the Tigers. He's long, wiry, and naturally seems to find ways to produce'regardless of setting or context. Though somewhat unassuming, Dean can fill it up in a hurry offensively. He finishes, attacks off the bounce, and can consistently knock down jumpers from midrange and beyond the arc. Dean moves properly without the ball and positions himself extremely well to find scoring chances within the flow of the action. He plays nicely through contact and utilizes his length effectively on both ends of the floor. On the other end, Dean battles for rebounds and makes his presence felt defensively. He's capable of operating in various different roles, and is capable of expanding his production as needed. It'll be interesting to see how he integrates himself with Trinity Academy over these next two seasons.