USA Basketball U19 World Championship Training Camp Report, Part Two June 19, 2013 The youngest player on the roster, more than two years younger than seven of his teammates making the final cut, Justise Winslow started off the camp slowly, but eventually showed why he's such a highly sought after prospect.
Winslow doesn't look the part of someone who just turned 17 just a few months ago, as he sports a strong, mature frame that helps him significantly against the older players. The son of former NBA draft pick Rickie Winslow (who also played in Spain, France, Italy and Turkey), he is very mature off the court as well, carrying himself with confidence and humility, which easily allowed him to fit into the group.
Winslow is a physical, high energy wing player with an excellent feel for the game. He is extremely competitive defensively, but is a terrific passer on top of that, looking like a real team player, which undoubtedly helped his cause significantly in making this squad. He is very good in transition, and also a solid rebounder, even if his skill-level in the half-court, particularly his perimeter shooting ability, still needs a good amount of work.
It will be interesting to see how much Winslow is able to contribute on this squad after being arguably the most important player on the USA Basketball U17 World Championship squad last summer. He'll likely have to take somewhat of a back seat to the older players on the roster, but should be ready to step in and provide energy when called upon. [Read Full Article] High School Class of 2014: Elite Prospect Scouting Reports, Part One September 27, 2012 Jonathan Givony
-Consummate role-player. Terrific teammate
-Plays under control
-Incredible competitor. Gives maximum effort on every play seemingly
-Defends every position on the floor. Great instincts for blocking shots
-Excellent rebounder on both ends of the floor
-Extremely serious. Very business-like attitude. Never changes his face. Not affected by the ups and downs of the game
-Shows some ability to create off the dribble
-Can make an open 3-pointer
-Skill-level still a work in progress. A little bit mechanical offensively
-Shooting mechanics need a lot of work. Shoots ball on the way down
-Ball-handling skills are unpolished
-Too reliant on using his strength, intensity and athleticism to just bully his way offensively
Outlook:Michael Kidd-Gilchrist esqe competitor. Shows a tremendous knack for shutting down the opposing team's best player. Played an instrumental role in USA Basketball winning the U-17 World Championship. Poised player with a terrific attitude. Will have to work hard to polish his offensive skill-level to round out the rest of his game. [Read Full Article]