Sunday, June 28, 2009

All American Prodigy Camp Class of 2012

2012 F 6'4" Michael Hargis is another great prospect from Austin LBJ High School. Hargis has a solid power game, developed from his younger days. He's an extremely active athlete who is a dedicated student of the game. Continued work on his shot and handles will see a smooth transition to a wing who is dangerous inside and out. Hargis is an outstanding football prospect too & also had the best haircut at camp. (Except for Coach Max, of
2012 G 6'1" Parth Vakil of Austin St. Stephen's was a pleasant surprise at camp. He's long, and has above average athleticism as shown by his 24.4" vertical. I saw him as a bouncy kid with good court vision and a solid shot. He'll need to work on his ball handling in order to solidify himself as a teo guard prospect.

2012 W 6'3" Avery Polchinski of Temple showed very nice range on his shot, a solid skill set and adequate handles. He has all the tools to be an outstanding high school WG and has the body to rebound inside as well.

2012 G 5'11" Collin Tubbs is another of the young Dripping Springs kids who are getting their fundamentals in order. Under the tutelage of my buddy, former Purdue Boilermaker and pro Jeff Arnold his players just keep getting better. Tubbs is one of those. He's a great shooter with a nice step back move allowing him to get his release off against bigger, quicker defenders. Needs to continue to work on his quickness.

2012 C 6'6" Will Hopkins should end up having a stellar career at Regent's in Austin, TX. The big fella is a hoss in the paint and showed a nice touch from 8-10 feet out. Still growing into his body, he'll need to work on his footwork and post moves. The sky's the limit as he also carries a 3.8 GPA.

2012 F 5'11" Taylor Kaatz of Dripping Springs showed a strong work ethic and a nice shot during camp. He's a "tweener" at 5'11" and either needs to keep growing to play that position in high school or continue to work on his handles to make the transformation to the two guard spot.