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NYBL Orlando Session: Rpt IV - The Young Guns

By Rick Staudt, 05/26/17, 8:15PM CDT

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We finalize our recap of the NYBL Orlando Session with a look at the players outside of the Class of 2021. 

Justin Absom, SFL Disciples: Good size and solid athlete.  Made an impact with his rebounding and shot blocking.

Jaden Brill, Dream Big Athletics: An energy guy, Brill was very effective in transition as well as taking the ball to the basket from fifteen feet and in.

Dray Cole, Union Canada: On of many talented youngsters on Union Canada, Cole made his greatest impact on the defensive end.  His length and ability to anticipate led to numerous steals that resulted in points.

Elijah Fisher, Union Canada: According to sources, Fisher is only in the sixth grade.  He’s got good size, is very effective when driving the ball to the basket and an effective offensive rebounder and finisher inside.

D.J. Jackson, Union Canada: He knocked down his only three of the game, but his ability to score off the bounce caught everybody’s attention. 

Noah Kolten, SFL Disciples: A shooter that drained three of four threes in a valiant comeback attempt against Union Canada, Kolten has excellent range and form for a player so young.

Caden McArthur, Game Elite: A lefty that’s crafty with the ball and finishes creatively around the rim, McArthur played both guard spots well for Game Elite.

Nathaniel Richardson, Union Canada: Another Canadian with length, Richardson’s motor was always revving at a high rate and was potent on the inside for our neighbors to the north.

Harry Santiago, Nike Team Florida: A heady guard, Santiago didn’t take a jumper in the one-half of play we watched NTF, but he nailed every free throw with good form and finished well at the basket when given the opportunity.

Rory Stewart, Union Canada: Well over six feet, Stewart did a good job of protecting the basket and owning the defensive glass.  When he connected on a foul line jumper, that was just icing on the cake.

Camden Tyler, Dream Big Athletics: An energy guy that makes plays thanks to his length and leaping ability, Tyler always seemed to be around the basketball.  He scored best around the basket but his ability to hit free throws with good form suggest he can make open mid-range shots from that distance during the course of the game.

Johned Walker, Nike Team Florida: A native of Puerto Rico (as is Santiago), Walker is highly polished and skilled.  His ability to get by defenders with minimal dribble moves and score at the basket is impressive and he’s a good athlete to boot.  Walker supposedly will play high school ball in the states, possibly as soon as this coming season.

Jimmy Williams, Dream Big Athletics: A highly productive wing that seemingly finished everything around the basket, Williams consistently broke down the defense with drives.  He was also a terror on the boards and on defense where he was quick to garner tips and steals.