July Period Kicks Off in the Northwest

by AAU Basketball

July period is here and college coaches are spread out all over the country trying to find prospects that fit their programs.  The Seattle area is hosting two tournaments this weekend.  The Northwest Premier Showcase and Seattle Summer showcase has drawn local Northwest college coaches to the area.

Left Coast Recruiting was able to attend both tournaments on the first day. Here are the players that stood out.

 

2013

Will Dorsey (Friends of Hoop)-  The 5’9 pg still continues to prove that he is a natural point guard and leader on the court.  Dorsey can control an offense well and is reliable as a scoring option.  When Dorsey is on top of his game, he is a fun one to watch.

Perrion Callendret (Friends of Hoop)– Callendret is a solid 6’2 guard with a very long wing span.  Callendret’s wing span allows him to get into the passing, finish at the rim, and disturb opposing players.

Victor Sanders (Elite 24) ­ - At 6’5 Sanders displays an overall game.  Sanders can get to the rim, hit the open jump shot and create opportunities for his teammates.  Sanders had a good year at Jefferson HS in Portland, Oregon.

Dyrall Goods  (ICP) – Goods was lights out in the first game he played Friday morning.  The 6’1 guard is dangerous off the catch and shoot.  A little undersized as a shooting guard, Goods will have to work on creating his own shot off the dribble.

Brandon Gfeller  (Spokane Pump and Run)– Gfeller won’t wow you with is athleticism.  The 6’5 guard can create enough space to get his shot off over his opponent.  Gfeller’s is a shooter and can hit it well beyond the NBA three point line.

2014

DeeShawn Tucker (RSB) – Tucker has elite speed for a pg.  The 6’1 guard can get to the rim with no problem.  Tucker displays great court vision and body control when getting to the rim.  There is no doubt Tucker is a D1 prospect.  In order to take his game to the next level, Tucker will need to work on his jump shot.

Elijah Foster (Seattle Rotary) – Foster is a 6’7 forward built like Andrew Bynum.  There wasn’t anyone who could stop Foster.  The young man can play with his back to the basket or face up his opponent.  Foster has a high ceiling.

Naim Ladd  (Seattle Rotary) – Ladd might look like a little kid who only stands 5’8 on a good day but don’t let that fool you.  Ladd is one of the quickest guards with the ball in his hands.  Ladd’s speed allows him to get to the rim and finish.

Quadir Williams (Club Venim Reign) – Williams was a one man wrecking crew in a losing effort.  The 6’1 guard was getting to the rim at will.  Williams didn’t need to shoot because no one could guard him when he was attacking.  One thing for sure is the young man displayed a lot of heart Friday night.

Josh Martin (Friends of Hoop) -  Martin didn’t have his best game.  At times Martin looked frustrated on the court due to being in foul trouble.  When Martin was on the court he showed signs of his freak athleticism that he has in him.

Jason Todd  (Friends of Hoop) ­– Since Todd has concentrated on just basketball, he has progressed every time LCR has seen him.  Todd has a nice size to him at 6’5.  His broad shoulders allows him to get to the rim.  Todd is still learning and is getting more comfortable with the ball in his hands.

Donaven Dorsey (ICP) – The knock on Dorsey is he hasn’t been playing with heart as of lately.  Dorsey silenced all critics Friday night.  Dorsey was attacking the rim with force and rebounding.  The 6’6 guard can knock down the open jumper and create his own shot.  When on his game, Dorsey is unstoppable getting to the rim.

2015

Andro Benard  (Seattle Rotary) – The word around Seattle is there are two young guards putting on shows that play for the Seattle Rotary.  One of them is Andro Benard.  Benard is a 6’2 guard who is pass first point guard.  Benard’s court vision is out this world.  The young man gets his teammates involved first.  If Benard wanted to take a game over he could as well.  Benard can get to the rim with his crafty dribbling.

Malik Montoya (Seattle Rotary)-  Montoya is the teammate of Benard.  Montoya also displays great court vision.  Between Montoya and Benard, there had to be about 15-20 assists combined in one game.  Montoya can score in many ways as well.  Both Benard and Montoya are going to be fun to watch in the upcoming years.

2016

Isiah Brown (Basketball Trav.Hoopaholics) – Brown is a 6’0 guard who is well built for his age.  Brown can break down his opponent, find the open man, and hit the open jump shot.  Expect to hear big things from him in the near future.

Kaleb Poquette (Team A.C.C.E.S.S)– At 6’2 Poquette can play the 1-3 spot.  Poquette is a player who can fill the stat sheet.  When playing aggressive Poquette is dangerous in the open court.  He can find the open man, get to the rim, and rebound.

 

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Topics: Andro Benard, Brandon Gfeller, Deeshawn Tucker, Donaven Dorsey, Dyrall Goods, Elijah Foster, Isiah Brown, Jason Todd, Josh Martin, Kaleb Poquette, Malik Montoya, Montana, Naim Ladd, Perrion Callendret, Quadir Williams, Seattle Pacific, Seattle Rotary, Seattle U, University Of Washington, Victor Sanders, Washington State, Will Dorsey

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