Over the weekend the EYBL (Elite Youth Basketball League) made a stop in Los Angeles. A number of Arizona recruits were on hand. Here is a snapshot analysis from WildcatSportReport’s Gary Randazzo on a handful of the Cats’ targets.
2012 PG prospect Omar Calhoun
Brandon Ashley – SF/PF (2012)
On Saturday at the HAX (Hangar Athletic Xchange) Ashley silenced his naysayers with a 34-point scoring outburst on 15-of-19 shooting. His points were great, but his passion is what impressed. I’ve written before that this current Arizona coaching staff is looking for players capable of dominating games and more specifically, the opponent. Ashley was not only the best player on the court, he was the most dominant.
Omar Calhoun – PG (2012)
Calhoun’s natural talent was on hand as he consistently displayed a solid crossover dribble and an ability to finish at the rim through contact. Calhoun has really nice shooting form and although he prefers to attack the defense off the dribble is not afraid to settle for the three-pointer when it’s there. At times Calhoun was forced to take difficult shots because of the shot-clock rule in effect, but otherwise made sound decisions throughout the weekend with the ball in his hands.
Aaron Gordon – SF/PF (2013)
Gordon stands out on any court thanks to a well-developed body and well-skilled arsenal of scoring, rebounding and shot-blocking ability. He’s as athletic as they come and attacks the glass as if he’s launching off a springboard. On one possession, Gordon had four offensive rebounds (in traffic) before finally tipping in a teammate’s miss on his fifth-consecutive board.
Katin Reinhardt – SG (2012)
This 2012 prospect can most certainly shoot the basketball. He drained multiple three-pointers from behind the NBA line and showed good rise on his jumpers elsewhere on the court. At 6-foot-5, Reinhardt has good shooting form (elbow tucked, high release, solid follow through) that will help him get his shot off at the next level.
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