Joel Brown, 6-3 PG/SG, St Edmund Campion, Class of 2019
-Good size, length, and frame for a combo guard.
-Dynamic with the ball in his hands. Lives in the paint. Doesn't need a ball screen to get into the teeth of the defense.
-Super advanced ball handler for his age. Can stop on a dime and change speeds or directions. Uses combo moves regularly.
-Uses both hands around the rim. Ambidextrous. Finishes from different angles. Puts spin on the ball.
-Jumper has potential.
-Capable distributor when he's not looking to score.
-Quick feet on the defensive end.
-Score-first mentality. A bit of a black hole. Can do a better job of trying to balance scoring and playmaking.
-Very wild going to the rim at times. Just puts his head down and attacks. Still learning how to think the game.
-Not a great jump shooter at this stage. Can make an open three but is very inconsistent. Mechanics are a bit stiff.
Outlook Brown doesn't play the most unselfish brand of basketball, but it's rare to see a guard his age with so much natural ability as a shot creator. He's quick and shifty, uses both hands around the rim, and when coupled with a jump shot, will be very tough to keep out of the paint. Brown needs to evolve as a passer but he's a very gifted scorer for his age.