13 Mar 2021

Hoop Exchange Live Player Showcase – Session II: Class of 2024 Notables

Kaiden Francis, South Plantation: The 6’0 guard was impressive in knocking down shots from deep off both the catch and the dribble.  If overplayed for his shot, Francis was able to score on drives.  He also proved to be a good rebounder for his size.

Akiles Rodriguez, Southland Christian School: The 5’9 guard is a quick penetrator that showed a knack for making shots in traffic.  Rodriguez displayed solid handles and a consistent shot from mid-range.  He also pushed the pace at every opportunity and generally made good decisions on the move.

Ta’Veon Jones, Orlando Central Florida Christian Academy: The 5’6 Jones plays much bigger than his size.  He has excellent speed, quickness, ball-skills, court vision and a high basketball IQ.  Jones is quick to the basket and knocks down open shots on the perimeter.

Marquez Allen, Tallahassee Rickards: The 6’2 guard has good size and frame for the point guard spot which is where he played mostly on Saturday.  He handles the ball well and is a good facilitator.  Allen can score but seems to prefer the set-up role.  He is also a physical defender.

Anthony Rodriguez, St. John Paul Academy: The 6’0 guard did a little bit of everything.  He made perimeter shots, scored on drives and snuck inside for putbacks.  Rodriguez also did a more than respectable job of challenging opponents on defense.

Jayvyn Thomas, Lake Minneola: The 6’4 wing impressed with his rebounding ability as well as a desire to get to and finish around the basket.  His skills are improving, which bodes well for his future.

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