Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Four 2014 Cen Tex/San Antonio Players Recognized

Congratulations to four players from the Austin/San Antonio area in the Class of 2014 who have been recognized by Texas Hoops (Rivals.com) as several of the State's most promising prospects in the Class of 2014.  Below is a reprint from my friends at www.texashoops.com and their assessment of the players with my supplementary assesment in RED

Chase Carlton
High School:Austin Westlake
Player Notes: There were few that could match Charlton's work ethic on the court. He was the one player who wasn't afraid to take the big shot during a game. He runs through screens when playing the two, and looks to find the open man when playing the one. Charlton lacks the athleticism, but makes up for it in toughness and skill.  Carlton has what few youngsters possess and that's an appetite for taking on a challenge. He WANTS to defend the other team's top guy.

Trey Dilworth
High School:Round Rock McNeil
Player Notes: Playing in a five guard system leaves Dilworth as the inside presence for McNeil. Not a bad thing, considering his athleticism. There is no doubt that his leaping ability and crossover will catch the eyes of college programs. Patience, Dilworth must have to display his perimeter skills in transition.  Dilworth is a high level athlete who combines athleticism with skill.  Plays with a swagger and feels he belongs.

Austin Henry
High School:Cibolo Steele
Player Notes: Henry is a strong built power forward/post that looks to have a good upside, if he stays planted in the paint. Looking at Henry, he has the physical tools that recruiters will love. He needs to be careful of floating out to the perimeter too much, though his 15-foot jumper will drive opponents wild. Timing is everything for Henry, as he needs to pick his spot when to drift outside.  Long, athletic body that looks to have a couple of more inches of growth in it.  Agree with Texas Hoops about the philosophy of him playing inside first and then out.

Ben Lammers
High School:San Antonio Alamo Heights
Player Notes: One of the most impressive paint players on the circuit this fall, and the top San Antonio sophomore that was seen. Lammers is long and lanky with the ability to finish with either hand in the key. He runs well for his size, and is developing an outside shot. Playing up on varsity will benefit Lammers, as he will get pushed around and learn the game more. Conditioning was a bit of concern, but that should be a problem once full-time practice gets on its way. At the present time, Lammers is a high major candidate and will attract a lot of attention from recruiters.  Lammers was called up to the playoffs last year as a frosh and did not look out of place.  Plays under control and is highly skilled.  Combined with future strength gains, he will be a monster.  He also possesses excellent footwork and nifty finishing moves down low.