One of the favorites of lead trainer Dan Barto and company, weve been hearing an awful lot about the daily scoring clinics Brandon Heath
has been putting on here. He did a lot of the same right in front of our eyes, showing phenomenal instincts for putting the ball in the basket in basically every way imaginable.
Showing beautiful shooting mechanics (35/47 or 74.4% from the NBA 3-point line w/feet set, 29/49 or 59% on the run), a great first step, and plenty of wiggle to create space for himself and keep his defender off balance with his terrific mid-range game or floater at the basket, Heath was responsible for some really impressive sequences. He also had a few inevitable bad ones due to his insistence of trying to be both flashy and productive at all times, but as he gets older, he should figure out how to iron out the wrinkles in his game and become more efficient.
Nothing we saw here really led us to believe that he has much point guard in him as far as true playmaking skills go, but with the direction the league is heading in these days, that might not be such a bad thing anymore. He can create his own shot with the best of them, and has great ability to get his man in the air and by him with a variety of shot-fakes, jukes, jab-steps and a super crossover. Tough shots are nothing for him regardless of the range, but he has a tendency to overdo it as we saw over the course of his career at San Diego State.
Heath has been invited to the Orlando pre-draft camp and will have a chance to impress if he continues to look the way he has at the Home Depot Center over the past few weeks. He doesnt have to be Steve Nash
or Eddie House
will certainly do. Improving his shot-selection and defense and getting stronger finishing better around the basket will definitely help.