NY2LASPORTS.COM - 2010 BOC - WEEK 3 WEST REPORT
Antonio Curro — NATIONAL RECRUITING DIRECTOR - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Week 3 of the 2010 Breakfast of Champions fall basketball league took place this past weekend and a host of prospects including, but not limited to, 2013 G/F Nick Fuller of Sun Prairie turned in solid performances. Today we continue our recap of this past weekend with a look at some of the top performances in the Western Conference…
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WESTERN CONFERENCE TEAM REPORTS
LAMONTE BEARDEN – 2014 – PG – HOMESTEAD
One of the talented freshmen in the state, Bearden stepped his play up a bit from the previous weeks with 7 points on 3 of 5 shooting, 2 assists, 2 rebounds, 2 blocks, and 1 steal. Still has room to grow in terms of consistency and activity on both ends of the court and his production will increase as he improves in those areas.
TONY BENFORD JR. – 2011 – G/F – HOMESTEAD
Steady, smart, and does a number of little things including playing hard on both ends whenever he takes the court. Wrapped week 3 with 11 points on 5 of 8 shooting and 3 rebounds. Needs to be more active in the coming weeks which should translate into increased floor production. Decent effort that was efficient this past weekend.
JAMAAR MCKAY – 2013 – SF – MILWAUKEE WASHINGTON
Has improved his activity each of the past weeks in terms of attacking the glass and that has translated into improved efficiency shooting and better production across the board. Scored 24 points on 11 of 21 shooting, grabbed 12 rebounds, kicked out 2 assists, and collected 1 steal. A nice overall effort but the bar is high for him and he can be even better with more activity on the defensive end in the coming weeks.
HAKI STAMPLEY – 2011 – SG – MILWAUKEE HAMILTON
Great overall performance to the tune of 23 points on 10 of 18 shooting, 11 assists, 7 rebounds, 2 blocks, and 2 steals. Was more active on both ends of the court and made some solid passes in transition that resulted in easy baskets on the offensive end. Continues to show solid efficiency game in and game out. With improved activity on the defensive end he could really have a strong senior campaign.
BRANDON SHATTNER – 2014 – G – WILMONT
Was very pleased with his performance this weekend as he wrapped with 5 points on 2 of 6 shooting but added 5 rebounds, 3 steals, and 2 assists in the process. Showed nice range, solid instincts, was active on both ends, and gave a strong floor effort this past weekend.
DONALD HARMON – 2012 – G – BROWN DEER
One of the few bright spots on an otherwise dismal team effort. Scored 4 points but kicked out 5 assists and collected 3 rebounds while making solid decisions with the basketball. Needs to improve his activity on the defensive end of the court to improve his production but still was much improved this past weekend.
RAVONN POSEY – 2013 – C – MILWAUKEE RIVERSIDE
Scored 20 points on 10 of 15 shooting, grabbed 9 rebounds, collected 3 steals, kicked out 3 assists, and blocked 1 shot. On the flip side struggled with a high number of turnovers that were a direct result of being careless with his decisions at times. Nevertheless, really liked his efficiency in terms of finishing around the basket and was an interior force on both ends. Solid showing.
ABE TANEL – 2013 – G/F – HERITAGE CHRISTIAN
Turned in another solid effort on both ends and the result was 12 points on 6 of 11 shooting, 4 steals, and a couple of rebounds. Not his best effort but made a solid contribution nonetheless. Struggled a bit with turnovers but the team as a whole struggled from start to finish and Tanel was one of the few bright spots.
BRIAN BEARDEN JR. – 2014 – G – HOMESTEAD
Continues to impress with his consistency and production and has emerged as one of the 2014 prospects in the state to pay attention to in the coming years. Was solid once again this past weekend as he finished with 10 points on 4 of 7 shooting including 2 of 2 from long range while adding 5 rebounds and 1 assist. Needs to protect the ball a little better but he’s consistently efficient with his shooting and has nice instincts and an ability to make an impact whenever he takes the court.
KIWANE CROWDER – 2011 – G – MILWAUKEE HAMILTON
Was solid this past weekend to tune of 7 points on 3 of 5 shooting, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, and 1 steal. Needs to turn his activity up on both ends in the coming weeks and his production will significantly improve. Made solid decisions, showed range on his stroke, and made a nice contribution this past weekend.
LUKE FISCHER – 2013 – F/C – GERMANTOWN
Has struggled a bit to get back to his week 1 efforts but was solid this past weekend and improved on a subpar week 2 performance. Finished with 8 points on 4 of 9 shooting, grabbed 7 rebounds, and blocked 2 shots. Needs to be more assertive on both ends and more active in the same breath in the coming weeks.
NICK FULLER – 2013 – G/F – SUN PRAIRIE
Didn’t look to score as much as week 2 but was a bit more efficient and active in return and that translated into a better overall performance and a team victory. Scored 15 points on 7 of 12 shooting, grabbed 7 rebounds, collected 2 steals, kicked out 1 assist, and blocked 1 shot. Struggled a bit with turnovers but was solid and made good decisions and key plays when it mattered the most. Solid floor effort this weekend.
BRANDEN KEY – 2015 – PG – 53RD STREET SCHOOL
Got off to a good start and then slowed but wrapped the week with 5 assists and 4 steals. Struggled from the field with a 1 of 7 performance but showed solid vision and passing skills. Needs to take his activity and effort up a couple notches from start to finish to improve his production in the coming weeks. Solid effort in terms of facilitating the offense during the first half and showed nice instincts on both ends once again.
NICK ALLEN – 2013 – PG – MONTESSORI
Production was decent but the rub here week in and week out is really his decision making and shot selection. When he’s on his game he’ll get to the cup, knock down a couple of threes, and contribute across the board. There were flashes of that this past weekend but the consistency wasn’t there entirely. Scored 17 points on 7 of 21 shooting including going 3 of 12 from long range. Added 7 rebounds, kicked out 4 assists, and collected 3 steals which was all positive. Settled for the long range shot too often so he just needs to correct that in the coming weeks and he’ll elevate his play to his usual levels. Solid floor effort nevertheless and made a number of nice contributions despite struggling from the field.
DEVANTE CHARLES – 2014 – F – MOUNT CARMEL (IL)
Continues to make solid contributions with his floor production and instincts and this past weekend was no exception as he finished with 2 points, 11 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 steals. Does a lot of intangible work on both ends and has nice strength and rebounding instincts on both ends. Decent effort once again.
FRED EASON – 2014 – F – HOMESTEAD
Really like a lot of things about this young man as he brings effort, instincts, and solid versatility to the table every time he takes the court. Finished with 4 points, grabbed 8 rebounds, and kicked out 2 assists. He can be better but as a young freshman he has lots of promise and finds ways to contribute with and without the ball. Pay close attention to him in the coming years as he may really surprise some people if he continues to work hard.
Note: Antonio Curro is the National Recruiting Editor for NY2LASPORTS.COM, GENERATIONNEXBASKETBALL.COM and 414HOOPS.COM. He is also a national consultant for ESPNU and the HOOPSCOOP.