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i95Ballerz.com NHSI All Star squads
Ron Bailey, Publisher
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April 16, 2012 - Finally, the i95Ballerz.com, National High School Invitational All Star teams are here. They were compiled with positions in mind. Enjoy!
Montverde's Kasey Hill.
According to his coach, Kevin Boyle, has started to embrace defense – seemed a capable and willing defender. Level headed, always makes the right play. University of Florida commit must get stronger to withstand bumps on drives at the next level.
Based on NHSI play, Hill is special.
Ishmail Wainright – Montrose Christian, 6’6”, 220 pound junior swingman – A power player, Wainwright attacks off the bounce with force, rebounds, and can initiate an offense, generally making good plays with the ball for others.
Must get quicker laterally, while also employing a bit more ‘wiggle’
in his drive game.
Would like to see more from 15 feet plus, which would make him more dangerous in college game. Also has to get stronger for collegiate banging. Is headed to Arizona.
Ish Wainwright, shooting at the cup.
Nigel Williams-Goss –Findlay Prep, 6’4”, 185 pound junior guard – Was slated for second team status, but defense against Hill in key situations catapulted him to first squad. Is a point guard that loves to strap up defensively. Can hit the open three ball. Thinks the game, particularly on defense.
Must get a little quicker off the bounce, thereby opening
up his dribble drive game.
Offensively, at his height he must score on more than stick backs and short shots through contact, which means mid-range shooting is necessary. Add to that base a one, two, three dribble pull up game, to needed development.
Madison Jones – Ravenscroft, 6’1”, 150 pound senior point guard – Jones is a guy that upon first glance, doesn’t wring out ‘baller’. But when you watch him play, there is no doubt he is. Can drive, dish and shoot. Has sneaky athleticism. Most importantly, Jones is a floor leader, a coach on the hardwood.
His recent commitment to Wake Forest (ACC) over the disparate likes of Seton Hall (BIG EAST), North Carolina Central (MEAC), East Carolina (Conference USA), Richmond (A10) and others speaks to the wide spread opinion on Jones. Watching him play in the NHSI, it was clear added strength will solidify him as a true high major sleeper.
Isaiah Briscoe is a bruising, precocious guard.
Isaiah Briscoe– St. Benedicts, 6’3”,
190 pound freshman guard – As a frosh, the sky’s the limit
for Briscoe, a rugged guard that scores at the rim or from the line, after
bruising drives to the cup. At times, also passes/drops off out of those
drives, and hits open shots.
Patricio Garino – Montverde Academy, 6’6”, 185 pound senior forward – Garino’s election to second team status may cause some to give a double take – he scored 20 points in the championship game, but really wasn’t an offensive threat otherwise. To ignore him is to not value the complete game; Garino rebounded, found others and defended throughout the tourney. He made winning plays.
Working on a bad knee, Garino didn’t shoot well until the last game, but is reportedly a good shooter. His form did seem impacted that knee, as Patricio couldn’t stick his landing. More work off the bounce could help him become a very special Atlantic 10 player, at George Washington. If you like the total game, you’ll like Garino
Anthony Bennett – Findlay Prep, 6’8”, 235 pound senior forward – A rim rocker, Bennett attacks the tin with a vengeance. Plays up to his size, and then some. Accepts contact.
His dribble drive game is rough right now, not really giving you much wiggle in that regard during close, contested situations – he more or less powers his way to the rim. Canning that 17 footer is a necessary point of needed improvement as well.
Winston Shepard, senior forward, Findlay Prep (San Diego State)
Michael Enanga put his hard hat on.
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