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2016 Oladipo Day 2 & 3 Notes

By Martinis Jackson & Emmanuel Brown , 07/15/16, 7:15PM EDT

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(Hasahn French 6'7 2017) Photo Courtesy of Jon Lopez

Hasahn is a lethal combination of size, strength and athleticism. His skill and size allow him to play both forward positions, which can make him a nightmare for the defense. Not only can he score at all three levels, but he can finish through contact, get rebounds, and initiate the fast break. He went 8-11 from the field and finished with 16 points and 6 boards against Team Michigan. He is a large reason the PSA cardinals made the Peach Jam finals and he continues to show why his upside is as great as anyone in his class.  


(Luka Garza 6'11 2017) Photos Courtesy of Jon Lopez

At 6'11 Luka can run the court almost as quickly as any guard can. His ability to run the floor and grab rebounds translated to 16 points and 8 rebounds on 7-11 shooting. He scored in every way possible, three pointers, dunks, mid-range, you name it. He was probably the most well rounded big we witnessed at the camp. 

(Jose Alvarado 6'1 2017) Photo Courtesy of Jon Lopez

(Jose Alvarado 6'1 2017) Photo Courtesy of Jon Lopez

Alvarado is a leader on the court- a perfect attribute given his natural position. The 6'1 point guard can play defense, pass the ball, and score. He has a tight handle and great court awareness with a consistent jump shot. His mental toughness and leadership abilities are what separate him from other point guards in his class. It's no surprise that he notched 11 points, 7 assists, 3 rebounds and 2 skills to cap off an all around impressive performance against Team Michigan. 


(Ryan Allen 6'2 2017) Photo Courtesy of Jon Lopez

Allen's ability to score was on full display in his bout against Ant Harris. He showed that he can get to the basket with ease while being smart with his shot selection; he shot an astonishing 70% from the field. Not only can he score,  but his unselfish play led to  6 assists.


(DJ Harvey 6'6 2017) Photo Courtesy of Jon Lopez

DJ Harvey showed why many college coaches believe he is a special player in his class. When he was not scoring, he was getting physical in the paint and helping his team on the boards; his 10 rebounds was a game high that went along with his 14 points on 66% shooting. His athleticism allows him to get great elevation on his shot making it difficult for players to keep a hand in his face.


(Alonzo Verge 6'4 2017) Photo Courtesy of Jon Lopez

Verge is a 6'4 combo guard. He demonstrated his court vision by dishing out 7 assists, and although he wasn't overly efficient from the field in the game against Team Duke, he managed 14 points most coming with a high degree of difficulty.  


(Myles Dread 6'5 2018) Photo Courtesy of Slam Dunk to the Beach

Dread is a workhorse who has improved his ball handling over the summer. Not only can he get out in the open court and finish, but at 6'5 he can run the point and find open teammates. Penn was court side and had to have been all smiles while watching their future player put up an impressive 27 points, 5 assists, and 4 rebounds against Team Virginia.  Dread has two more years to improve even more which is scary for opponents. 


(Jordan Nwora 6'8 2017) Photo Courtesy of Jon Lopez

Nwora may be one of the biggest sleepers in his class. At 6'8, he is a threat anywhere on the court, outside or in the paint. He knocked down 4 threes in a tough loss to Myles Dread and his Georgetown team, but Nwora did everything you could ask of him. He grabbed 12 rebounds and distributed 4 assists and showed why he was one of the most versatile players at the academy. 


(Al Durham 6'4 2017) Photo Courtesy of Jon Lopez

Durham is a natural scorer. He changes pace well in the half court and keeps his defender guessing while he slides to the rim. He is a capable jump shooter, but is best when slashing to the paint which he did on a number of plays on Thursday. He dropped 15 points in 20 minutes on 50% shooting from three.