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    Texas Recruiting

    Post by texasbball420 on Mon Feb 16, 2009 6:12 am

    All information is from ESPN.com which is provided by Scouts, Inc. ha

    Avery Bradley:
    Position: Shooting Guard
    Height: 6'3
    Weight: 180
    Grade: 98
    State: Washington
    Position Rank: 2
    Overall Rank: 7

    Description:
    Bradley has steadily risen up in the ranks of the Top 100 players, mainly because of his defensive prowess. In a day and age where offense is the focus for many of the elite players, it is refreshing to see a player take pride in dominating the defensive side of the ball. He uses his superior length, quickness and intelligence to harass the opponent into submission. In most games, if a perimeter player gets hot, they assign "the cooler" to him and put the player in shut down mode. Defense is only a part of his skill set, he is a threat to go highlight reel any time he has the ball on the break; he makes great plays in transition and is able to finishis with acrobatic moves to the basket. He needs to work on his 3pt shooting consistency as opponents will concede the jumper and give space to defend the drive. He is a great fit for the style of play at Texas and should blossom as a player in his time there.


    Jordan Hamilton:
    Position: Small Forward
    Height: 6'7
    Weight: 215
    Grade: 98
    State: California
    Position Rank: 1
    Overall Rank: 9

    Description:
    Hamilton was a man among boys at the 2008 Fullcourt Press Fall Hoops Classic, and was virtually unstoppable on every possession. He is the most gifted scorer on the west coast and might have the most polished offensive game in the country. He is a menace in the open court and a very underrated passer as well. He has range on his shot out to 25 feet and he is equally effective in a catch-n-shoot situation as well as off the bounce. He has very good straight-line speed, but he doesn't possess great lateral quickness, however. He has a variety of ways to score at his disposal and he also possesses that killer instinct, especially on the offensive end. There have been many times in the past where Hamilton has lost his composure and he has a tendency to hunt for his own shot far too often, but at this event he played under control and kept his emotions in check.


    Shawn Williams:
    Position: Small Forward
    Height: 6'6
    Weight: 190
    Grade: 92
    State: Texas
    Position Rank: 14
    Overall Rank: 72

    Description:
    Williams is a very smooth wing that is long and athletic. He is a good ball-handler that can drive and slash with either hand and finishes with great touch and body control. When his feet are set he can knock down the three. Williams has good elevation, release and follow through on his jumper. He can rebound on both ends and is good for one or two put backs per game. Williams excels in transition as well where he can get to the rim or stop and pop on a dime. He does a good job on defense by playing the passing lanes and uses his ability to anticipate passes and turns them into steals. Williams must gain strength and work on getting other involved when the defense collapses. At times during the 2008 Marshall County HoopFest he become frustrated and didn't shoot or play well.

    We also have two good players (Grades: 92, 89) considering Texas but most likely will not sign. However one of them was verbally committed at one time (Jamil Wilson), but I do not think he will sign because we already have to many small forwards with Jordan Hamilton, Damion James, and Gary Johnson. The other player who is considering is a small forward also, so he is not likely to sign either. We will also have Jai Lucas (transfer from Florida with a grade of 97) joining the team who was ranked as the number third PG in the country and number 19 overall. Also J'Covan Brown (87) will be eligible to play next season. He was ineligible due to academics this year and is Texas favorite, so it should be fun seeing him play next year.
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    Re: Texas Recruiting

    Post by Orange on Mon Feb 16, 2009 10:06 am

    Bradley and Hamilton sound good. Two guys from the top 10 is a very solid class.

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