27 Jul 2021

Grassroots Basketball Summer Championships – Rpt II

Taderrius Davis, Miami Triple Threat: A 6’7 combo forward out of Miami High that will most likely take a post grad year, Davis is lithe, long, and bouncy.  He is very quick off the floor to pursue rebounds and to challenge shots in the lane.  Davis is an opportunistic scorer as he gets most of his points on putbacks, in transition, and drop-offs from teammates.  However, on a couple of occasions, he did show that he can knock down fifteen shots.  Davis covers a lot of ground defensively and with his physical tools can defend the one thru four positions.

Warner Davis, Team Hardaway Jr.: The 6’1 rising senior out of Miami Palmetto is very quick in getting to the basket for scores but is also a legit threat from deep.  Davis simply finds ways to score from all three levels.  He pushes the pace, has quick change of direction moves and the lefty scores with either hand in traffic at the basket.  A pesky on-ball defender, Davis also shows good instincts in anticipating passes into his area.

Elijah Wyche, Florida Pro: A 6’5 rising senior wing from Pembroke Pines Charter, Wyche has been steadily raising his recruiting profile this July thanks to more minutes and making the most of his increased offensive opportunities.  Very athletic, he scores well on the break, off the offensive glass and connecting on mid-range shots.  Wyche has the speed and quickness to defend multiple positions on the perimeter and surprises as an effective weak-side shot blocker.  He makes a lot of hustle plays and does a lot of little things to get wins and make coaches happy.

Faheim Meran, Team ME: A 6’5 rising senior guard at Miramar, Meran played this weekend with a taped right (dominant) hand and still made quite the impression.  Defenders were still unable to keep him out of the lane.  Once he got to his destination, Meran either found an open teammate for an easy, close-in shot or finished creatively in traffic with surprising body control and touch.  He didn’t make the one jumper he took, be despite the taped hand was still “money” from the foul line.  Meran puts in a good effort on the defensive end, moves his feet quickly, comes up with plenty of deflections, and is quick to convert from defense to offense and get easy points for himself or teammates.

Nick Rodriguez, Q6 All-Stars: A 6’0 rising senior point guard at Central Florida Christian Academy in Orlando, Rodriguez is a guy that plays at a fast pace as often as possible.  He constantly looks to penetrate and either score or notch an assist.  Though he took no jumpers in the contest we watched this weekend, in the past he has shown a reliable perimeter shot out to the arc.  Rodriguez gives a great effort at both ends of the court.

Eddrin Bronson, Judah Nation: A 6’3 rising junior guard out of Tampa Catholic, Bronson is playing up a level and succeeding at a very high rate this spring and summer.  He has a penchant for putting points up in a hurry, whether via the three-point shot or scoring at the basket.  Bronson has the ability to play either guard spot and can be a creator and distributor if necessary.  A good athlete, he helps out with rebounding and works hard on defense.

Marvin Golf, Lake Worth Pride: A 6’4 rising junior at Lake Worth High School, Golf confirmed our high opinion of him from the Source Hoops Miami Summer Hoops Festival earlier in the month.  He does it all and makes it look relatively easy.  Golf scores in a variety of ways, rebounds the ball at both ends, is a good ball-handler and passer on the move, and has a nose for the ball on the defensive end of the floor.  We had him for 16 points, 14 rebounds, and 6 steals in a late Saturday night game, maybe playing only three-quarters of the contest due to the lopsided score.

Deshawn Jean-Charles, Team ME: A 6’6 rising senior forward at Miramar, Jean-Charles is a potent scorer.  While a capable three point shooter, he often prefers to slash to the basket, seeking out contact on drives and hoping to get to the foul line.  Jean-Charles is capable rebounder, particularly at the offensive hand.  Has the ball-handling skill to grab misses on the defensive end and push the ball up the floor on his own.  Defensively the tools are there but sometimes the effort is not.


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