BY EDGAR WALKER AND DANIEL MARTIN (Photo by: Kelly Kline/Under Armour)
Shaquile Carr | Canyon Springs (Nev.) | 6-0 G | 2014
UNLV watched this young point guard as he led the 16U Las Vegas Prospects to two victories yesterday. Carr is an athletic guard with solid court vision who likes to work in the half-court set, but has the speed and agility to push the ball in transition, as well. He is drawing interest from UNLV, Utah, and UCLA.
Nick Emery | Lone Peak (Utah) | 6-2 G | 2013
Emery may not be familiar to those on the East Coast, but those out here on the Atlantic will soon know his name. He is committed to BYU and has the same sort of gunner attitude as former BYU guard Jimmer Fredette. Look for Emery to emerge in the backcourt with fellow lefty Matt Carlino, once Emery steps on campus.
Dwayne Morgan | City College HS (MD) | 6’8” F | 2014
Morgan (UA Bmore’s Finest 16U) is one of the hottest prospects in the country, regardless of class. At 6’8” and growing, he is extremely long and very athletic. The top 50 recruit has incredible upside, and is not even close to reaching his full potential. With more skill work, added muscle, and increased focus, Morgan could be one of the top players in the 2014 class by his senior year. He currently has offers from UNLV, Seton Hall, and South Florida, and should continue to see more and more as he develops.
Melo Trimble | Bishop O’Connell (VA) | 6-0 G | 2014
An All-WCAC selection as a sophomore, Trimble (DC Assault Gold 16U) is very fluid with a refined skill set rare for a player his age. A great offensive catalyst, the 6’0” guard is very disciplined and lets the game come to him. With a great build, tight handle, and good scoring abilities, Trimble is extremely well-rounded. Continued development should make him a legitimate high-major lock.
Hakim Saintil | Roselle Catholic (NJ) | 5-11 G | 2013
Saintil (New Jersey Roadrunners 17U) has the classic swagger that all successful points guards have. He controls the pace of the offense and exudes confidence on both sides of the ball. Very quick on his feet, Saintil can be defined simply as a playmaker, who makes those around him more dangerous. He was
Doug Chappell | Episcopal (VA) | 6-1 G | 2013
Chappel (Mid-Atlantic Select 17U) is beginning to poop up on the radar screens of many low and mid-major D1 programs. A combo with a knack for hitting tough shots, Chappell plays hard but under control. He has a solid outside jumper and good scoring instincts, along with above-average court vision. Chappell currently holds seven offers, including Holy Cross, Fairfield, and American.
Josh Wallace | Holy Cross (NY) | 6-1 G | 2014
Wallace (The City 16U) is a fiery competitor and leaves everything out on the floor. Playing at a high pace on Saturday, the guard was very vocal on both sides of the ball. Wallace can create his own shot but is a natural distributor, and seemed to get a lot of enjoyment out of making a key pass. More work on ball handling is key as Wallace continues to develop.
Bejamin Bentil | St. Andrew’s (PA) | 6-8 F | 2014
Bentil (We R-1 17U) is a long, high-upside forward. He has a great frame at this point; long and built fairly well, and that frame is what will attract the attention of coaches. Bentil’s size makes him an able-bodied defender and at times, a rebound magnet. His shot-blocking skills are above average, and further development on the offensive side of the ball is expected.
Jaquan Lynch | Jefferson (NY) | 6-0 G | 2014
Lynch (Juice All-Stars 17U) is a talented but somewhat undersized shooting/combo guard prospect. He has good catch-and-shoot ability, and plays much bigger than his his 6’0” frame would suggest. A tough guard out of the traditional Brooklyn mold, Lynch is unafraid to get physical, and does well to control his body and avoid fouls. He currently holds offers from Dayton, Rutgers, UMBC, Drexel, Hoftstra, Stony Brook, Long Island-Brooklyn, and Maryland-Eastern Shore.
Nate Taphorn | Pekin (Ill.) | 6-7 F | 2013
In the same mold as players before him, Northwestern has started looking at Taphorn and watched both of his games yesterday. He is a tall, lanky forward who can shoot the ball from the perimeter and has a solid enough handle for his size that he can be trusted not to turn the ball over.
Ketan Facey | Long Island Lutheran (N.Y.) | 6-8 F | 2013
Facey most notably has the length to alter shots. He reportedly picked up an offer from Hofstra yesterday and could thrive at a program in the CAA level. Playing alongside Jermaine Lawrence on New Rens (N.Y.), the lengthy frontcourt duo helped lead the team to two wins.