What is the sixth man? Podcast.
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I'm here with my new friend. Then Agassi.
I met him over the weekend at the coach Wounds top 50 camp.
I feel like I met him.
Probably last two hours.
Do you think two hours of the country e think we talked every second after literally I think we talked well, so we walked to the car and I end up driving home back to Houston.
But it was It was It was a good camp.
I really enjoyed myself.
I was actually one of the first came I think I've covered for sure.
But I have a good time with you saying, man.
I mean, bro, the talent, the talent was there was crazy, you know, kids from all over the country s o many type 150 kids from different classes, man.
It was It was a well run event.
One of the first events, Probably the big.
Maybe we'll other than Pangos, one of the biggest camps, you know, since the whole epidemic.
You know what's going on.
So I like how they ran it, man.
It was well run.
It was cultures were in it.
It was good. Really good.
You know, to give people a little, you know, backstory on the camp coach wound.
He invited the top 1 50 so top 113 years.
Junior's top 25 sop****res, boys and girls.
So we're probably was, what, 400 kids there? Roughly.
Yeah, on both sides, I would say.
It was about 400 by 400 total kids.
And like I said, like he said, these kids were from all over the country, you know, and at least for the guys, I mean, some of the kids, they were ranked kinda high, depending what class they ran.
But they were probably between low twenties, all the way pretty much all the way down.
I think that some of the kids were very under recruited, and I think that showed, you know, they were They had talent, and they just weren't, you know, recruited.
And I think that's gonna be interesting for college basketball.
Going forward, no doubt.
No doubt agree. 110%.
I mean, so, you know, get right into it.
Were there any, uh, specific kids that you know that stood out to you.
I have my list right here.
But do you have any kids I set out to specifically? I mean, it's it's funny, man.
I walked in the gym, man.
I walked in right when they started kind of the one on one stuff, man.
And immediately, um, Damon Collins.
So I believe, supposed to commit toe Hiss school Saturday, I believe.
I mean, this week.
I mean, the kids on top, nothing less than top 15 player in the country.
And you could definitely see why.
Man, he's 69 long, freak, athletic.
Um, you know, could just do so many things on the floor.
So I just walk in, you know, they're playing once I see him garden, he's in the guards line, man.
He's checking guards and wings, man.
And just keeping them in front of him.
I'm talking about timing crazy, Um, that that that that kid really stood out to me man early.
Yeah, I mean, I think he I think he's a pro until year. He's a senior.
He'll play if he'll play his year at college, and I assume if every we could stay healthy and he has a any one of a decency. I think he's a pro.
I mean, like you said, the kid is Is he six? No, I think he's taller than 69 I don't think he's 69 I mean, it's tough to say, you know, especially standing where we're standing.
Can't really Hey, can't really give that a fair assessment.
But hey, might be, man.
I mean factor in his wingspan, bro.
He's man, that is a long talk.
And like you said, I agree, man, if you if he adds, wait till his frame in a year to man you're you're talking about.
I mean, it's ceiling so high, you could just do so many things on the floor.
Was that to me? Was how security? Because, you know, I mean, first thing you know you're gonna notice the link, you gonna notice that led us to be not physically, you know, you can look at him.
So these kids, he's a superior athlete.
But for me, he's a lot more skilled than I was because I had heard about him before coming in there.
But I was expecting to be a freak athlete just running, you know, blocking shots, dunking, but his form and it releases.
You know he has a nice for him, you know he can.
He he actually can shoot a little bit.
I don't He's not.
He's not a great shooter, but I mean, for him to be a four.
He definitely is a threat from, you know, three point line.
I noticed that he had a little bit more skill.
He can put the ball out of.
The guy, closes out hard.
He can put the ball on the floor, take a couple of dribbles and lay it up or down.
I mean, I agree.
110% Man, he's not saying here.
This was my second time seeing him first time seeing them live.
I've seen him playing an event over over the over this pandemic time or whatnot, but this is my first time seeing them live and saying When I've seen I mean, you know, he's an elite lob finisher.
You know, he shot blocked shots, but being able to see him person man, he's so much more skilled.
Like you said, He's not a great shooter, but you could tell he will be, you know, you could tell with reps his forms there.
The mechanics there is soft.
How it hits the rim.
I agree, man. Straight line driver.
He's not yet that breakdown type of God giving you encounter here.
But, man, he gets to a spot.
Um, very high powered.
I think that was the best prospect in agenda.
My opinion? Yeah.
He definitely was within my lucky said top to the top three prospects on.
I think he will probably commit to Kentucky about him.
Assuming I mean, I'm a tech alum.
I would love to see him in the teddy bear.
I highly, highly doubt he's going to come there.
I mean, Coach Calipari college is kind of hard toe, you know, put the phone down.
You know you wouldn't go play cast, so I think that's where he will be.
Um, I don't know.
You got a chance to see daily in Coleman.
He actually committed today.
He was at the camp.
He is from West NASA's in Florida.
He committed to Georgia Tech today.
He was at the camp.
He had Old Miss Texas Tech and Georgia Tech in his Final three.
Committed to Georgia Tech today.
I think on 247 he's ranked 47 in the country.
I actually didn't get a chance to see him.
I've seen I've seen I've seen him play.
I've seen throughout a few drills.
I've seen him get up and down, but I wasn't able to really catch him as much as I as I would hope, You know, little.
Probably more close, because tech was in this, you know, Final Three.
And I want, you know, he was what? People thought he was gonna come to Tech.
He was really between Georgia Tech and Tech in, but, you know, he came out watching him.
Um, he has a nice frame.
He's, like, 66 I think he's, like, 205 already.
So he has a college body.
I'm already in scoring all three levels.
Um, I mean, I think Georgia said they're gonna have them, you know, have them a nice player with a former coach from Memphis, I think have a nice little player there, and I mean deservingly.
So I know your alumni from tech man, But text on so many good things, man, The way the rate cause beard and their coaching staff of developing guys, man.
I mean, they're getting guys who are I mean there locally recruited, not necessarily nationally recruited.
I mean, they got they got it.
They got a couple of kids in there now that's more nationally recruited.
But the way that they're developing those guys, man, it looks like they place a fun south like spirit.
Everybody talks so highly on him, man.
Deservingly So, man, they they've gotten some good prospects, and and they will get some good prospects for sure.
You know for sure that I was talking to, you know, some of the recruiters, that with school, you know, I was telling him I was like, this would have been a good camp, you know, scouts couldn't have, like, came.
But this was a good, you know, camp, I think for people to find some severely, you know, under recruited time.
Like I was telling you, um, Brandon Miller.
He's ranked 11th.
According to for 70 ESPN.
He's ranked fifth.
667 You know, Wing he could toward everybody really can shoot the hell out of the ball.
But he has no Big 12 offers one a.
C. Offering Louisville. He only has four SEC offers.
Not know Kentucky, No Tennessee.
And I was like I was telling the recruiter I was like, I don't know if he has any film from the camp.
You can get as many, much film on him.
But I said, Y'all need to recruit him immediately, as he has knows offers in the Big 12.
And he's a top 12 recruit in his class and he's a junior, so you get to see him two more years.
I was like, You know, I don't know if my words gonna have any input on what they offer him or not.
But I told him, at least you know, I would take a look.
I mean, you could take a look at them for free.
That was my biggest thing I take a look at, if you like what you see, you know, cool.
I mean, I agree, man.
I mean, that's great advice, you know, it's just so many guys.
I mean, if just to piggyback of what you're saying and I've seen kids kid named Trey Alexander actually really, really good, man.
I mean this kid again.
Another kid I caught a soon as I walked in the gym and the playing ones.
And I mean, he's literally pressuring guys to the point where they can't even they can't even put the ball on the ground.
And, you know, every every player in the gym is immensely talented, and he's and he's in guys like that.
And I just followed him throughout the camp, and I'm just I'm watching how he's running the point for his team.
He's so he's so versatile on what he's doing.
He slash and setting guys up.
And, you know, this kid is I believe he's right outside the top 50.
I could be wrong, but that's I mean, that kids.
Definitely a top 50 player in the country, man.
No doubt about it.
I've seen another player.
Um, his name is again.
Um, it was in passing, man.
He's name calling Chandler, you know, And I was I read up on me.
That's an interesting story.
Um, last year, man, he got cut from his a You try out a program was a kid from Utah.
He got cut, you know, and he came back, and I guess you know, he just he just, you know, just, I guess, locked himself in the gym man, and he comes back.
Um, this year obviously makes the team, and now he's a high major prospect.
I think schools like Utah, Stanford, our schools.
That's recruiting importance, like legitimate, high major prospect.
And this kid got cut from his AU team last year.
I know everybody doesn't have crazy stories like that, but, you know, those were just the type of guys that that was in that gym, you know, And just to continue to go down the list way.
Taylor, he's another one.
If you if you look him up, you know he's not.
He's not a highly ranked kid, but man, and I try not Thio dig too deep a man.
I see this kid going and he committed Thio, and I'm not being a four.
I see they won the way Buzz Williams runs his team.
I see him as a day one starter.
I mean, the kid just compete.
You mean that? I mean, I wrote the College Channel, Do I saw him as well because he, uh, he dumped the kids.
That's what That's what you know.
That's what got me.
You know, like somebody somebody knows.
Yeah, you know that.
They were saying, You know, white men can't jump on the but some of them white boys, they were They were jumping.
They were, They were They were booming.
They were booming kids.
You know what I mean? Like, they weren't playing around like right.
They weren't playing.
And, you know, I like I like to say they have, like, they own, you know, unique swagger about it. That's what I like to see.
You know, when you find that's what stuck out to me for sure.
You know, I respected, you know, like, you know, they you know, they weren't there to make friends would make that a no show that, you know, this is where I belong.
You know what I mean? Type of thing.
And, you know, like, it was one kid.
So that to me, Um, Isaac McNeely, He's heavily under recruited, but he was out there.
He was scoring, you know, from all three levels.
Another kid named look good.
He's e think he's committed to what? Illinois.
But he has, you know, Big 10 offers all over the place really, you know, really solid.
You know, there was a bunch of, you know, kids and I think they were very under recruited.
But talking about, um, Alexander, though he's I mean, like he said, he's really good, but I know it's about him listeners like a shooting guard.
But he played point guard all weekend.
So you So he showed the whole camp.
He showed, you know, versatility.
He took his team to the championship, and they actually, you know, won the championship.
And he was guarding, you know, way the other garden.
Talking about going to A and m.
You know, he wasn't back down.
I like that. He has played with good poise.
He doesn't get sped up.
You know, Theresa, um, way we're going to speed him up, you know, pressure the ball.
But, you know, he took his time, you know? He got to his spot, kick his picks, his spots.
Well, he made sure, you know, he made shots.
I like about how efficient he is.
You know, he may take a bash at every now and then, but you know, you expect that, but for the most part is going to get in the middle lane, floating middle lane.
You know, mid range, jump shot middle lane kick out to open shooters.
You know, he plays at his own pace, and I think that Oh, you they're gonna have a, you know, a really solid club player coming.
I mean, I fell in love with the kid.
Um I mean, he definitely like, like, all of, like, all those kids, those age men, they have so much toe work on and they know it.
I think it's shots a little flat.
Um, but just just his approach to the game and and his versatility.
Like you said, man, he ran the point.
The whole camp, you know, getting pressured by guys like, wait and those type of guys, man.
I mean, you got to be made of something different, You know, those guys getting up under you and whatnot.
And he and he handled this businessman.
He really did a good you did a fine job, man.
Bond job. We can.
I mean, like I said, I'm going against Taylor.
Like you said, Taylor, he's a competitive, and I got without, but stood out to me with Taylor.
You know he's another one of those kids, you know, he didn't come there to make friends, you know, you know, other than his teammates, he came here, he he ball, he plays hard, and it doesn't matter whether who he's going against, you know, he was playing it for, you know, playing for a city.
But he was learning, you know, all of his teammates, names, you know, he was communicating signals offensively and defensively, telling, you know, guys what they should be If Trey Alexander was scoring a few points throughout, I want to guard him, that type of thing, you know, he took it upon himself, you know, to be that leader.
You know, when you're kind of like a all star camp per se, you know, everyone kinda out there, you know, for himself.
But he wanted to win.
I mean, he wants to win, no matter.
You know, unfortunately, team that when they lost the championship, But he just competed.
And, you know, I have to respect that for the kids, and, you know, that's that's his reputation, You know? I'm from Dallas.
I'm from Dallas.
Um, and I you know, I hear so much about the kid.
You know, it goes in Lancaster High School, and I just hear so much about his winning pedigree and who he is, man.
And it was evident, you know, it was a city.
Eso You know, it's a comfort level there, but, you know, man, that kid is a gamer.
Pressure does not bother that kid one bit.
And and, you know, you spoke on his leadership, man.
He was easily, I believe, the most vocal guard at the camp.
I mean, his mouth didn't stop moving, you know? And I think that's so important, you know, bleeding into your college career.
You know, your coach will expect you to run your team talk, you know, have diarrhea at the mouth pretty much.
And he's he already he already assumes that.
Now, Yeah, I think that, you know, Buzz Well, I think he's a Buzz Williams top of our, you know, Buzz is very, you know, Buzz is Buzz.
You know, he's very energetic.
He likes toe, get his team out up.
He's always slapping the floor, getting these guys ready.
I think a point guard like, you know, way Taylor he is the perfect.
That's a perfect fit for, you know, And then especially buzz being the new culture is gonna We vitalized that program? Absolutely.
No, no, No doubt.
I was I was actually impressed with his, uh, his teammate Tyreese Hunter man Athletic point guard.
E believe you won the dunk contest.
Correct? I think he did. Yeah.
The kid from Milwaukee is committed Thio Iowa State.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, man, he got he got a different gear, man.
That's that's another kid that I that I anticipate to make it, like, an immediate impact when he gets on campus.
And I was statement.
They've done so well with their point guards.
I mean, sky's the limit, man.
They just like a point guard factory there.
I mean, you have, you know, Monte Morris.
You have topics.
Halliburton is gonna be a lottery.
Pick this, You know, maybe he you know, hunter can could be the next.
You know, I think out of those, definitely those two.
He's severely, I think my father, you know, the best, most superior athlete you know.
But one thing, but I will say that they come in there.
That's super smart. Like Mount Seymour.
He's super smart, always, you know, he has what the business is.
Assisted turnover ratio.
And I would say history Tyree's Halliburton.
I think he's second or third all time, and I was a history in the same category.
You know Tyree's hunter if he can kind of follow those footsteps as far as I Q.
But what the ****ysts e could make the case? He could be the best guard to come out of there just pure, athletic wise and what he brings to the table for sure, he's another one.
I would say he is a tad.
I believe he is a top 50 player in the country.
I believe, um, ranking services do have him there.
But I believe, man, he's another one.
Like you said Man, he's just he's a tad under.
He's a tad under ranked under, recruited, in my opinion, not to say under recruited, you know, But in terms of ranking and how the rankings, I think he's somewhat under under ranked.
If that makes sense, I mean for sure God, I said that to me.
His name is Tyler Powell, who's the same way as a three star recruit from L.
No schools in California offered him other than a lawyer, Marymount child and offering us seated in off.
You see a lady in off from even schools in his shed geographic area, The pack oil.
No offer Washington no offer.
And I was sitting there, you know, they wanted the camp.
I saw him in, uh, threes.
He played with Ontario and Daily and Coleman.
We talked about earlier.
He was by far the best, you know, guard on the floor.
You know, he was carrying them.
He was carrying them, you know.
He was making shots.
I was, That's right.
Now he's just got to make shots.
Then defensively, he's like, he's a terror, you know? He just he wants, he's physical, he's already he's built strong, and he was like, the physical, like the rough above the guards.
But he, um, severely impressed me.
And I told you about him the other day that if I was seeing hard, I would have called him that night and was like, Can we please go ahead and get you to sign your letter? E.
I don't think people just know how good he is, and I feel that if if someone was to see how he played, I feel like he would get offered his left and rocket and thinking about He's from L.
What jersey? He's going all across the country to play basketball, you know, especially in a climate that we're in right now.
That's surprising that he wants to go literally across the United States to play basketball.
E mean it is, man, I mean, but it happens so much by no means in my making this comparison.
But I mean Damian Lillard.
I mean, **** Melilla is in Oakland guy and he is traveling to Utah to play his college toe plays.
It plays college career, and I mean the rest is history, but it happens all the time, and that happens all the time.
Yeah, I mean, he was like, for the first hour or so.
I mean, I hadn't seen everybody here, but I thought at the at the time I thought he was, if not the best, the second best guard after Catholics for the first hour and a half or so, because e mean one.
The one who was he was dominated threes.
He was dominated.
We got with a TV still, you know, he played very well.
Um, the next thing I wanna talk to me.
We talked about him for like, 30 minutes. I swear.
But is arterial Morris I'm super talented.
Katie's committed thio Memphis.
He actually moved.
He went to Prolific Prep last year.
He's transferring back going.
So I think Kimball, um super talented, super talented, very long arms, very athletic.
I was just expecting him to do mawr.
Maybe, Maybe Maybe I'm being asking for too much, you know, I was expecting for him to go in there and take because people have been telling me, you know, this terrier Morris.
He's the next superstar.
Come out of Dallas.
Everyone keeps telling me this.
Kids wanted done.
He wanted done, you know? Sure, he has two years until he's going to college.
And I do understand he's like, 16 or whatever he is.
But I was expecting him toe dominate the camp.
And I don't think I think that he's very casual to me.
Um, I mean, they're absolutely right in their evil on a tutorial. Morris.
Um sorry for this.
Pronounce that name.
Um, super talented man, athletically guard.
Um, you know, another kid who is a gamer man.
But I agree, You know, I was I was right there with you, just waiting to kind of see him turn that page.
You know, turn it up.
The That guy, he is a class of 2022 you know? So he was considered an underclassman at the camp, but at the same time, you know, when you're in the gym where everybody similar to you, you know, in terms of ability and what they bring to the table, you know, that's kind of what separates guys.
You know who has that? Who has that? That itch.
Who has that competitive itch that, you know, I'm gonna be the best player on the floor, and I agreement? I didn't see it from him again.
The talent is definitely there.
Ondas Just I feel like we're, you know, singling him out.
But there was a few kids that probably could have competed a little bit harder in the environment they're in.
But in terms of Morris, you know, I don't He's extremely highly ranked.
He's obviously he's going to Memphis, you know, getting one and done talks.
I expected more as well.
I think the thing with me is like I said, he played well.
He got a good kind of he does he know? He dunked the kid and after he dunked kidney, kind of, you know, start to pick up the pace a little bit and in transition.
You know, he's electrifying with the ball on this saying, But for me, him being a combo guard, that is a position.
You know, It's become a lot more ***y when you come toe college basketball in the NBA, special teams running three guard lineup.
But if he's going to be, you know, the next quote unquote superstars of the potential one and done talent camps like that, he has a thriving, no matter what classes in.
I feel like he's supposed to, you know, dominate that.
Carrion is now that he doesn't have the skill set for you.
I think it's kind of like I said he's still young, but we talked about this when his young are being too young, not an excuse, because he is a junior, you know, it's not like he hasn't played with top talent before he was a year ago, he played with Jalen Greene.
When the Mark Burnett, both of those guys are gonna be, you know, Green, it's it's time to go to the Julie.
But, you know, I believe he actually went to Prolific Prep this year.
I don't think he's lying.
Yeah, no, I watched.
I watched prolific prep last year at the Hoop Fest, and I believe he was still like him.
But I I think he played.
I believe I'm almost 99% sure he played with Kimble at the hoop fast.
So I think he transferred there and hopes to play this year.
Maybe because of Yeah, I think he came back, Maybe because of co vid reasons or whatnot, But I believe that's how it went.
I'm almost positive I'll have to check into that, But I'm almost positive, Okay? But yeah, I mean, him just for me, because maybe, I mean, I don't think he really got to see it.
Maybe if way Taylor would have guarded And maybe that would have, you know, brought it out of him getting above to Dallas kids.
You know who's the best in the city type of thing, but maybe that for me.
My God, I don't want I don't For me personally, I'm a culture, you know? I don't want someone have to bring it out.
I feel like you should already have, especially, especially as my you know, top or leave.
God, you know, you don't You don't need a poke, Danny.
Little for him to play.
Well, even go to college. I don't need a podcast.
Is Winston to prepare Peyton Pritchard? You know, even co Anthony.
I have strong opinions about him.
I don't need to poke him to make him play good.
I know when he's something before he read the ball.
I mean, you're on 0.110%.
Man, that that position, like you said, it is a ***y position, but it's a position that man you gotta especially when you rated the way he's rated.
Um, you got a bullseye on your back.
You know, you shouldn't have to get poked in order to go out there and show I'm the dude, you know, And that and that.
Honestly, man, that's that's red flags, you know, because you know, I'm a former athlete myself.
And I understand the grind every day.
You don't wanna work out every day.
You don't want to do this.
You don't want him.
The hell you don't wanna practice, you know? And you know, at that level, if you don't goto work, somebody's gonna take your job.
So, you know, that's just that's a slippery slope.
And it is definitely red flags.
I mean, like I said, Like I said, the talent is there is just, you know, because I mean, like, for example, how many? How many good guards did we see their 30? Honestly, we saw a lot of good guards because e there was definitely more guards there than, you know, Mix.
But we saw a lot of good guards and you know not, you know, like I said, I feel like we're picking on him.
But I felt that at times he was being over show like he played with Joshua Beatle.
He's a four star guard going attention.
They're on the same team when they ran five severely, severely undercut.
He had to power five conference office Clemson, where he's committed, and Wake Forest everywhere else was like Ellen, you know, University of North Carolina, Greensboro.
Um, you know, schools like that.
He's severely under recruited.
I'm when they're on the same team Beetle.
I played him, in my opinion, pretty much, you know, throughout the camp material he had, he had moments where he flash and he made some good shots.
I think in once he played it well as well.
But it was just a casual thing for me.
I just you know, then, like I said, Maybe like I said, he's already committed.
You know that campus really for him just to get some extra working type of because he's already know he's going to school.
He already has offered from everywhere in the country, But it's just like, you know, there were guards there, too.
They had just as many offers him, you know they want They weren't backing down Kobe buffeting The kid going to Michigan is going to Michigan.
He had pretty much no he he's, uh, he really, really stuff and like you said, plays hard.
Man, that kid man, he's playing like he doesn't have an offer, you know? And I agree, man, I to piggyback on what you're saying, Um, when you're at that status, man.
You expect, You know, you expect to perform.
You know, we expect you to bring what you got, man.
A kid who is severely under recruited, you know, just can't outplay.
You know, that's that's what that's what.
Get college coaches in trouble.
You know, by no means am I saying, you know, he's going to get penny in trouble, anything like that.
But that's, you know, that's when they say that saying, You know, you lose your job behind that type of stuff And again, by no means am I saying, That's the case with Memphis, But, you know, that's that's a real thing in college basketball.
I mean, you know, he hasn't I don't I don't want people to lose their jobs. I mean, look at Shaka.
He had talented, you know? He gets some of those guards. Very.
You know, I'm a five star recruit, bro.
You don't wanna do that.
I don't want you know, I don't wanna you know, I don't wanna do that type of thing, you know? They wanna you know, they'll beat Michigan State, but they'll lose to Radford Lousteau, you know, I don't know.
You know they'll lose the raft after they beat Michigan State.
Their their Their highs are too high and their lows or too low.
You know, you never kind of get that even out process with them, you know? I mean, look at Penny last year.
You know, James Weimann didn't play, but he had five other highly recruited guys on his roster and they struggled.
And you know he's not.
He's not in the conference where he's not in the A C. C in the Big 12.
He's in American conference.
Isn't that great? Yeah, you're absolutely right, man.
You're absolutely like you spoke on big talk to me about bigs Big.
You know, we talked about him a lot was a dork.
You know, He Yeah, he's I don't know why.
He's a funny kid to me because I was just watching him and he has a, you know, a personality with people like gravitate towards him.
But he's just a funny kid and just how he's just moved.
He just moves funny to me, but he's he's really, really time saying, like he's like he was talking about you compare them to your joke and I was like I was okay.
I mean, I don't really know if I mediocre was down in the copper.
I don't know if I like it on the next level of being a pro, but he moves a lot better than I thought.
You know, he has a big frame, but he moves a lot bigger than he was.
A lot better than you think.
E I agree, man. I agree. 110%.
Udoka, I was able to see Udoka on in the high school level.
I would say in the comparison lead or definitely moves better.
They're both e I mean, absolutely interior force.
I mean, you give them the ball, you can count it.
It's a it's a dunk or foul, you know, with those two.
But of course, the the red, not red flags.
But the limitations on door, you know, is obviously at the highest level.
You know, with the wedding, the basketball is played, you know, Can you go out the pick and roll? Is he a guy that's gonna be able to go out, pick and roll, you know, and, um, that's yet to be determined.
But, you know, at this point you know, it doesn't look like he will be able to being an absolutely force.
He's a really good shot block I'm talking about is an elite level Rim Rim protector, you know? And he got dunked, maybe twice.
But you don't mind that.
You don't mind that from your bigs? You know, I'd rather my my big dunked every now and then, but protecting my rim versus my big running from dunks.
Not trying to be on the on a poster.
I mean, you know, you see bigs that run away from post all the time, and, you know, you need a He has a presence about him.
But, you know, well, if you come if you come in there, you know, you you know, it's not gonna be easy type of, you know, a instance that, you know, some people, they're not ready for them.
You see, a big 6, 10 6, 11 kid built that way.
That runs that once the blocking shots some people don't want to do, they might do a floating out there more Pull up.
It's there, but doorjamb.
He, um he really, really impressed me as well.
There was another big his name is, uh, I can't I'm gonna struggle the face.
And it's like Favio r r r e He hasn't committed anywhere, I think Georgetown Just his name, his favorite air.
I believe how you say it.
I think he got the offer.
He's a he's a junior 6 10.
I think Georgetown just offered him, but he's wrong, but I mean, he really gets up and down the floor.
He wants to dunk everything.
He's skinny, needs the game way, but I really don't know if you had a chance to see him, but he runs the floor hard and he competes some defensively.
I know there was a stretch where he would block a shot, you know, turned his back and be the first or second guy down before I catch alive.
He would get turned around again, get down again. The defense.
I was like that.
Those those little stretches those plays will set out to meet the most Absolutely.
I mean, it's so much value in that those things doesn't show up on the scoreboard or the staff, you know, but absolutely winning plays, you know, and and that's so valuable man.
And to touch base on that.
I actually didn't.
I wasn't able to see him.
But I've seen a big that that did a lot of those similar, similar actions.
And Caleb first, I believe his name is I believe he's committed to play a Purdue at the next level, man.
And, you know, we're at a camp so big they don't get, you know, um, with Caleb, you know, it didn't stop him from doing exactly what you said.
I'm talking about, man.
He was so reliable.
He's a reliable prospect.
I was able to watch a lot of film on him, and he does what he does, you know? He rebounds hard.
You know, he pursues every single ball.
He's a quickly not a great athlete, but quickly brought the ground for his finishes.
Um, tough, you know, wasn't fazed by not getting the ball.
He's just, you know, I'm sure same is the prospect you were referring to.
Just next play, I'm gonna get if I'm not going to get a pastime, grab it off the rim.
Um and I I just think that's so so important for big Man and have that will I want to just to make an impact anyway.
They can Yeah, I agree.
I mean, really forbid, you know, for me, I don't want to see, you know, effort.
Especially, like, you know, you're not gonna get the ball.
So you really have to kill.
Yeah, you're not gonna get the mall.
But how you gonna act? We don't get Are you gonna? Absolutely.
Are you gonna chase that offensive rebound? If you don't, you're gonna still get back on defense.
Are you going to contest shots? You know, how are you, sweetie? Twist ability, Wild.
Like I said, you have Kansas this year.
They already said they're gonna play four guards.
They're gonna be a lot of pick and roll with their, you know, twitching.
Are you gonna be able to switch out there? You know, you're not gonna be a guard point guard for the most part, but can you hold your own that type of thing? And, you know, we talked about Collins.
He's one of those guys, you know.
That's what we're gonna make him a pro in two years that not only can he switch, he is willing to switch.
He didn't back down from switching, you know, he ran out there.
And he was like, You know, it is what it is.
I'm gonna hold my own.
And, you know, you might get blonde by every now and then.
But there for that, that limping that verticality comes Frank and blocked shots of contest.
Absolutely, man, I agree.
I mean, that's where the game is.
You know, that's just where the game is.
I mean, rarely are you seeing I'm talking about the highest level.
I'm talking about MBA basketball.
Rarely do you see a low post presence to where you're just throwing it down there and just, you know, grinding out points.
You know, everything's off the log.
Quick dump downs, you know, everything's pick and roll.
So you know you gotta adapt.
You know, I believe that's one of the most important things for a prospect to have your Are you able to adapt your ability to adapt to the game? You know, the games evolved and it's changing.
And who knows? In 10 years we may go back to how the game was played in the early two thousands.
You know, Big dominated the game, but right now, you know, can you run the floor.
Can you can you catch lots? Can you like you said, Can you be a new elite ramrod elite rim protector? That type of thing, Yeah.
I mean, that's let me.
That's the most part of, you know.
There's a lot of that's all people that you know in the in the n b A.
They're making a lot of money just doing that, blocking shots and running, you know? No, just catching.
DeAndre Jordan's been the league almost a decade now.
It's not a decade keeping a lot of money in this league.
Rudy go bears an All Star offensively.
He doesn't, you know, bring a lot of the table.
But defensively, he's an issue.
He's one of the best offensive please.
You know, he's the main reason why there are top 10 defense every year.
Because if you take him off before, the defense is just a bunch of scattering and you know other things like that when he's on the floor, he has a present.
Yeah, and I mean, um, Coach Cal made made a comment about one of his very own and bam on a bio.
I mean, he coached.
Cao believes Bam's created a new position in the point center, you know, So that's where the game is going.
You know, we got centers bringing the ball up, initiating the offense, and then we'll do exactly what we're talking about in terms of protect the rim and rebound and have a nose.
And, you know, it's just it's just a crazy time of basketball.
Not necessarily crazy, but just different, you know, it's just is different.
I mean, even even saw the campaign.
He has 6 11 7 ft guy that they're that they're shooting three, not even rolled into the back they want. They wanted to freeze.
Now, you know, the kids, they just, um they think differently.
And you know the kids.
You know, you can't fool kids today.
They're a lot smarter.
They know who gets the gets the big money.
You know, the back to the back of 10. He doesn't sell any truth.
You know, you don't see You know, when Dwight Howard had shoes on was buying, but I don't wanna buy e than other people don't wanna buy, like, you know, centers.
They don't tell shoes, and they know Well, if I wanna be like I wanna be like Anthony Davis.
I wanna be, like, joking.
I wanna be like, guys like that. Absolutely.
I mean, if you look at it today, I mean the number one prospect in the country.
Um, tell me his name again.
Yeah, Chet, I mean, I mean, right after the wound camp, you know, they came on and they were playing on ESPN two, I believe ESPN two, and I mean the kid.
I mean, I don't even know if he had three post ups in the game, but he was It was dominant man blocking shots.
And like you said, man, he's stepping out off the pick.
He's he's dropping, you know, he's not even touching the pain.
Um, but that's where it's at, you know, And that's what's cool, you know, and number one player in the country.
And I Honestly, I see why.
You know, I was a little skeptical about it.
You know, I've seen some clips I've seen him playing past.
He's pretty thin as a prospect, but after watching them, I mean, I would say if if if the people watching haven't seen him, you know, think of maybe a Christoph for Zynga's That's a That's a fair comparison, not saying he's gonna be that or he is that.
But, you know, that's the That's the archetype.
That's that's pretty much how it plays.
And this kid's number one player in the country.
Yeah, I just said he like he said, You know, he doesn't want a poster.
Maybe, you know, physically probably can't.
But you know, he's his stiff.
His skill set is you know, he wants to shoot threes.
Like I said, that's what gets you three point shooting me.
You know, you can't shoot threes.
You're you're not gonna be staying for That's just, you know, kind of how it is now.
It is what it is.
So, for you, who was your favorite profit at the camera? Do you have one? That's tough to say, man.
So many so many prospects.
A lot of good ones I am.
I would say, going back, I really, really respected.
I respectable way Taylor did out there.
You know, just, uh, you know, just me playing the position.
I don't think wait is a true one.
You know, a lot of times I've seen him he's been off the ball, but competitive standpoint.
Hey, Had a nice matchup early again.
I hate I missed it.
But you you kind of caught me upon a matched up with another kid who was, I believe, ranked higher than them.
And you told me, man, he might have He might have shut the gym down.
Man pulling from the volleyball line was bucket the bucket.
Yeah, it's Bucket's, okay? They were They were going at it, but, I mean, that particular matchup way, Taylor, I think he he definitely one.
You know, the magic when he was hitting from volleyball, like, 23 times in a row, you know, attacking the glass.
You know, crazy passes, things like that.
He definitely I think for that particular time he won the match up and and buckskins.
No, no, you know, we were talking about him earlier.
You know, this is a kid that competes hard, long athletic lefty.
Um, he was Yeah.
I mean, he's I mean, I was extremely impressed with his motor, so it's not like a kid who wasn't there to compete, you know, for you to tell me, Wade, you know kind of took it to him in that matchup, man.
That that that speaks volumes, man.
Yeah, I think I think you know what? He took it.
Uh, you know, person, I think people have probably been talking about bucking the whole camp.
You know what? I don't blame them.
Like I said, he was my, you know, favorite player.
But, you know, he he took it personal, but I think he was in control.
You know, sometimes you, especially young guys, you know, they'll they'll hear chatter down here.
And don't take it personal.
Look at our control.
He took it to him, but he was in, well in control.
You know, you didn't I don't even think he turned it.
That's how I know he was in control.
He picked this spot, you know, Buffy was let him shoot three, and he was making them.
You know, when Buffy would come out there, he would just blow by and laid up and find the past.
I mean, he did have a really good team.
You're playing with your playing with door.
You're playing with door.
You're playing with Hunter.
You have a really, really good team.
So I know some other kid probably would have.
Well, if I had that, we were doing the same thing, but he had a good team.
But, you know, you can't Father persistent.
That's what he got he got.
That's what he came into.
And he played well.
I mean, you capitalizing and yeah, camp.
Everybody wants to kind of do their thing, you know? And when ing sometimes isn't the priority.
So you gotta give love for that to man.
They had the team, and they and they got to where they needed to get to, you know, they had a young prospect on that team is.
Well, I didn't get his name.
It was You're Kobe? Um, that might have been, I think I think he's from.
He's from If we're talking about the same guy, I think he's from, uh, from textile.
I can I can tell you because I have Ah, the the line of polio.
Which the Kobe Walter? Yeah, he does.
If I don't know where he might be from Houston or he's definitely from Texas.
I believe he really good.
He's really, really good.
I mean, from a kidney.
And what What class? What class? He is a class of 23.
Yeah, that kids. Good.
Okay, Now he's good and manna from what I've seen, That type of talent, the way he was able to adapt, you know, that may be my favorite thing.
And looking at prospect, you know, their ability to adapt.
And for him to be that young playing in that much talent, I noticed that he me, too.
I wasn't able to get his name s.
So thank you for catching me up on that, but, um, that kid is really good.
Yeah, really good.
He's ranked 14 in the country's second in the state and position and second, you know, state overall.
But he has offered from Bama bail in Memphis O u S m u.
So that kind of tells you, but what they think his projections are gonna be.
But one of my friends he has his little brother is in the same classes, and they matched up a couple times.
He was telling me.
He said, There's one sop****re you need to watch it with the Kobe Walter.
And I was like, Okay, you know, I'll give him a shot and he's like I said he helped take his team champion.
They didn't win, but he played well.
You know, he's a sop****re plan against, you know, five star seniors, and he played very well.
He probably I think he had over 10 in the championship.
He was making shots and, you know, slash and he showed how versatile he could be.
Absolutely, that that kid is again.
He's just one of the ones, man.
After a while, he you just notice play after play after play and he makes the right play.
I think that's so important.
You know, being in that and that environment, who makes the right place while still staying aggressive and still trying to showcase your ability.
And that kid, that kid did that toe a really, really high standard.
So man, that's a kid I'll definitely be following.
I was extremely impressed with him and you say it's top.
He's 14 in the country e.
I think he went up, but according to for seven, he's 14 in this particular class.
Yeah, then I and and that's warranted.
That kid is for real.
That kid can play.
No, he really committed 65 and I said, You know, he has with 56 office already.
So I think his projections you know what he'll be in, you know, in the near future.
Will, um, you know, I think I think he has.
He has a chance to be something special for sure.
Did you get a chance to see Pierre Brooks played the Guard committed to Michigan State? I didn't.
Unfortunately, I didn't.
He's also a funny kid.
The rest for giving him a hard time because he's, um he said He's a god.
He is, He's not overweight.
He's just built strong.
He's, uh yeah, and they were making fun of him because they were saying that.
They said he looks like Antonio gave the action.
Was he gonna play football to E? They say they want him to play tight.
He said, I don't wanna play for I wanna play basketball.
I'm a Hooper type thing.
Um, he called that up with, like, a 20 point performance in 20 minutes, so he's also a you know, a big time score, but he has a big person.
He's just a funny kid you know, he's He's joking around messing with the kid playing Joe.
He has just a big personality.
And, uh, I think he has.
I think he's looking here, you know? He has a chance to be something special at Michigan State.
He's just funny to me.
How he just how he just did, how he uses messing around.
He took, He took the joke's on the chin.
Mess around with the reps to, but I think he has a chance to be pretty good at this level.
I mean, in those types of environments, man, I love watching kids like that, man.
Those kids, they're gonna be alright in life, you know that.
In life for sure.
I didn't get a chance to see him.
I've seen him, but I didn't get a chance to really sit down and evaluate him like I would have liked to.
Yeah, I saw him like, once or maybe twice, because at the beginning of the camp, he was playing in the front to court.
But in that towards the end, he all he was always playing in the back corner So, you know, it was kind of hard to get over there, depending on where you were standing or sitting, but yeah, he I think he I think he has a good chance to be up to be all right.
It's another young prospect, I believe.
He's a 2023 named Justin McBride.
I think he just I believe don't quote me on that.
I believe he just picked up a Kansas offer again.
Don't quote me on that.
But that's another young prospect that I was impressed with.
You know, I believe he transferred to play it.
Oh, kill if I'm not mistaken.
So I believe he'll be playing this season.
Um, good young prospect, you know, understands the game.
Um, hey, could do just so many things on the court.
Good attitude I've noticed on the side.
You know, I was sitting behind the bench kind of watching them. Hey.
Seemed like his teammates really liked him.
He and he was super competitive, you know? He was actually trying to dish out buckets he was trying toe mix it up.
You know, he's a little bit more mawr skilled a big So he wasn't down there banging or anything like that.
But I just loved his inside outside game.
That's a young prospect.
Um, I meant I meant to bring to your attention.
Um, but that somebody Justin McBride.
Justin, Justin McBride, Justin McBride.
I believe it was 200 to look.
, yeah. I think I've seen him.
I think I think I circled.
Circled his name.
Yeah, I know I did.
I did see him play.
No, he didn't play.
Well, I definitely I definitely didn't think and play for 2023.
Like I said in that environment, I didn't know he was that I didn't know he was that young.
He played with, um arterials team.
I didn't know he was there.
Young? Yeah, he has a campus offer.
Arkansas him to teach.
You know, he has time.
He'll be I mean, he'll be at okay.
L and I mean, you know, you know, the the talent level.
Oh, kill, produces and and puts out every year.
So I mean, those guys don't have nothing but to play basketball out there, so I anticipate him improving on what he already has.
You know, that's a That's a very good young prospect right there, he said.
I hope I mean, he he definitely is a good power.
Hopefully, he grows because he's not the tall.
He's only 66 maybe top, sort of like 68 ish, and he could develop some more because it it just depends on what he if he's gonna go to 16.
But if he's gonna top out it 68 ish, I mean, Kansas.
I'm not project.
He's gonna go to Kansas, but they keep the 67 big, you know, like J K. J. Adams.
He was at the campus.
Well, he's 67 you know, powerful, for he's built like a truck.
But he's gonna play, you know, powerful for them already has.
Like like, well over £200 at 17 years old.
Yeah, man, that that that kid talk about powerful built.
I mean, man, he's a kid.
He walks in the gym and you can't help but be like, you know, glance over at him.
He's, he's and he's powerful, you know, It's not only he just looks the part like he's bringing that.
He definitely can.
You know, be somebody's tight end at at a people of school.
You know, he's built like that, you know? So this is using that title because they don't have much going on over there.
They had some rough rough years over the years.
Yeah, I mean, they're bored Star running back.
He was definitely the best player.
He was gonna go to them, talk to them about mid season.
Last week, he said, He's done. He's not playing anymore.
Oh, man, and and one of those things, you know, if it couldn't get worse, he gets works, right? So that's that's That's tough to hear that stuff to hear for sure.
Did you get a chance to see we talk about Jordan Wash.
What do you I liked him a lot.
He's super versus He was on the guys.
Speaking of, you know, we're talking about point centers.
He played, you know, point forward pretty much all week, and he was running the break setting up guys Crane shots for others.
He's also a kid as a you know, a big personality likes a joke.
I think he probably has a dunk of the weekend.
He dumped the kid and, you know, he let him having I like his like, you know, he's super confident in what he does.
He can create his own shop.
I believe he's a junior.
He has my schools already.
I think he's got his list down already, but he's super talented.
I've actually been following Jordan for some time again.
Another Dallas negative.
He had his family academy.
Um, I've mixed feelings on Jordan, Man, I believe, and I get nothing knocking the kid.
I like the kid, you know? He he's a good kid, you know? He's a good kid.
Like you said, good personality.
Teammates love him.
Um, but I've been watching him for a while.
Andi, he's he's a He's a good young prospect, but I have questions about him in the half court.
I really do, you know, And they can't setting on that camp set in.
You know, that's his style, you know, getting up and down.
Not a ton of help defense, you know, just out there hooping.
You know, I've seen I've seen him quite a few times, you know, in school ball and some half court settings and I didn't love him.
You know, I'm not even going to sit here and lie to you, man.
I left a bit disappointed.
Um, and I and and we both know how important the half court is at the next level on.
Do you know, I have question marks about his jump shot is overall decision making.
But but to his credit, many looked really good this weekend.
You know, on, you know, kids get better kids, you know, kind of figured out.
I think I think what really helped him this weekend and tell me if I'm wrong I think it is kind of what we talked about.
Um, man, he's just kind of playing to his strengths, you know? He's not just sit.
He wasn't just sitting on the perimeter, catching the shooting or, you know, over handling the basketball and all that type of stuff.
You know, he just kind of just played to his strengths, slash hard, got off the ball early, got to put his head down, made the simple play, you know, read the second defender, made the simple play and he looked really good.
Like you said had the dunk of the weekend.
You know, we see more of that type Jordan Wash.
He's a another immediate impact player at the next level.
You all right, though, about the, you know, the half court.
I mean, if you're not gonna half court, you're pretty much, in my opinion, unplayable.
You know, you probably the doctor is gonna is gonna be hard for you staying, especially with his skill set, because, you know, he's not a normal powerful.
We'll probably be seeing a bunch of screens and rolling to the basket.
He's more versatile.
So him being the from the perimeter player and you can't play in the half court.
To me, you're just on player.
But I literally can't play, you know? What do you on the floor for? If you can't, you cannot making shots.
You know, you're not creating for others.
You can't score while you on the floor is that type of thing.
So if he if I mean he's like he's a joint, he still has a little bit of time.
But because I saw a couple possessions while I do agree with you, you know, people were kind of stagnant You're kind of jab, step of guy.
Step back. Three Mrs.
Poorly is like, Okay, let's do it again.
It will get cut off.
Spin move. Bad floater.
So it was like, Well, what can he do in the half court in transition, You know? Sure, he's fine.
But if he's gonna be a predominantly perimeter player, which I think he's going to be like a Chris Clark, how he was the tech last year, that point forward is a good one.
That's a good That's a good calm that I'm good calm.
I mean, you know, there were times Chris, you know, even buddy of mine.
But sometimes he would get, you know, Boom.
Never taken about this because, you know, he's not.
He was he wouldn't shoot shots, you know? He would not on Lee.
We don't even know if he could make them.
Because he just simply wouldn't take them, like, you know, if that type of thing And you know you know, teams get to realize Oh, yeah.
This kid doesn't want to you.
I'm gonna overplay every time he drives, cause I know he's gonna pass that you kind of get predictable as a player? Absolutely.
And I mean that the being that predictable.
Like you said, it's, you know, kind of unplayable.
You know, you completely hamper your offense.
You know, the way the like.
We talked about the way the game is played.
It is just so predicated on ball movement and the flow of offenses, a guy who's just not doing either kind of a ball stopper.
You know, I'm not shooting the ball.
Um, it's tough, man.
It it just completely kills an offense.
I watched a few Texas Tech games this year and again no disrespect, um, to your to your alma mater.
But, you know, offensively, they just there was times that they were just bad, you know, it was bad.
I mean, the ball movement was bad, you know? Didn't have the best, more consistent shot makers in terms of jump shooters.
And if if if If you have eyes on the floor like that, you know, it's it's tough, it's tough.
It makes it tough on offense.
Yeah, I mean, you know, you know, like I said, that there will be time, but, you know, they're struggling to score 70 points, you know, you're not you're not gonna be many teams in college going, you know, under 70.
Like, you know, I was stated.
You know, the Paul, they scored 60.
You know things.
West Virginia, 54 Baylor 52.
You're not gonna be many teams.
I mean, just in d one basketball just period or not gonna be many teams gone.
You can't get to 70.
I feel like 70 years, like most teams could get to 70.
I'll even give you a little when you're, like, 65.
You know, you depend on already, but just going in the fifties or not touching 60 is gonna be a rough couple of games for you.
No, no, no doubt about that.
No doubt about it.
Yeah, Faras prospects.
I mean, like I said, over all in all, I think it was a It was a pretty good, solid camp, you know? I know.
You know, you're big into, you know, the women's game, you know, were there any, you know, ladies, they came the ball to, you know, I love watching woman, you know, women's basketball.
There was some really, really, really times.
Um, no, Lady Hooper's out there, especially the guard going toe South Carolina.
I mean, she not.
That's a lot of North NC State.
She's, um she's really good.
She's really, really She just thought I could make shots like, I mean, step back three, You know, coming out, the goodwill coming off.
And I like how smart he was.
You know, she had her own little, you know, unique swagger to it, but I think she was really good.
I mean, you know, Thio touch on that.
You know the ability to make shots and the girls can.
It's so valuable.
It's so valuable, so many that can don't get me wrong.
But, you know, I Ramona, you program, you know, the kids that could make shots, that the game changers immediately that the game changes.
You know, it's either you can or you can't at that level.
And those And it was so many in the gym that really, really could, you know, really, really could.
So you're absolutely right, man.
A few prospects that kind of stood out to me.
Um, e I was extremely impressed with some of those Big were good, some of those big those, like Tweener Biggs They were one of those girls.
She was just so acted like she was getting up and down the floor, blocking shots, coming out on switching out on shooters.
I was like I said, I love this girl's game.
She was doing everything.
They mix it up, man.
I really like Jersey Wolf in Burger Man.
She didn't have her best camp.
I've actually seen her a few more times.
She's now a She's definitely a top 10 player, I believe, will be if we do have the McDonald's, the McDonald's All American, for sure she's, you know, she has an interesting story, man.
She's, uh she's actually grew like seven inches over the last two or three years.
Now she's at 65 She's 65 and she still has some of those.
Stance still has all of those guards skills really can shoot it.
She committed to Arkansas, Man, I'm talking about If you don't know that kid you'll hear about the kid named Jersey Wolfman Burger.
Yeah, no, she I got to see if we were talking about her, you know, especially at the end.
She she's something she asked me, she said There's a bunch of town like I said, her growing, you know, with filled with those some of those guards skills, you know, bringing it towards her.
She just all around put together faster.
She's legit, man.
I'm talking about 65 Legit Scotchgard skills can shoot it.
And I actually I know her high school coach.
He actually coached my my girlfriend in high school.
You know, he says she's one of, if not the hardest worker to ever come through that school.
So grind and how hard she works.
Also, I was interested was I was impressed with I believe the name Jinnai A baker, you know, But she gave me some intelligent Orio pronounce his first name for me and Theriot, Morris and Torrio.
Morris e think Ontario and Terry.
He gave me a tutorial.
Morris, vibes I'm talking about This kid is on probably every major recruiting side.
She's a top three player in the country.
She clicked with good energy, you know, she was making jokes out there, you know, enthusiastic.
But it was just sometimes, man, she was just meant walking up the floor, like, you know, don't get me wrong.
Where she did different differ from and Tory Awas.
You know there was Tom.
She'll flip the switch and you could see No, that's why she's the number three player in the country.
But, you know, I didn't love seeing that I didn't love seeing, you know, the the low motor.
I didn't love seeing her walking up and down the court.
Um, but that's enough.
That's a kid who's mega talented again.
She's in the class of 2022.
Um, she's I probably 63 and just score at all.
Three levels can shoot a deep.
She She was making plays out of the high post.
The short corner, great passer.
She's out of Florida plays with the AU program Essence.
Um, she's a special talent, special talent.
I mean, there would mean one thing you know about the girls game is you know, they may not be as actually, but there's, you know, there's severely, severely, really skilled and, you know, you can see the skill level there, especially even like the young ones you know, they have to be more skills, have to be more technical, you know, with their movements.
You know dribbling.
Um, I Q shooting and stuff like that.
You know, it stands out because, you know, they just have to They have to be more technically, just more sound.
The things that because we're not like, about what it's like we talked about, you know, Zion, he can get blown up drivable.
He's so athletic, he can recover the girl the way she slides her feet.
How she's gonna cut that ball home office just different.
You know, the way she moves, how she thinks it's just a lot of difference.
I love, you know, watching the girl watching great.
Especially when you get to see some of the best ones in the country.
So they say, You know, they significantly stand out just how they just think.
Overall, you know, just like you guys on both ends of the floor.
Absolutely, absolutely, Man, it's a different game, you know, basketball is the same, but it's definitely a different game.
You know, God, girls aren't playing above the rim like those guys are.
So you definitely see, you know, they're a little bit more cerebral about the game.
You know, the skill sets a little bit different the way they thinks a little bit different, even if we're talking about just overall skill set.
You know, when you play with Zion Williamson, you can kind of just throw it anywhere.
You know, that dude's gonna go up there and grab it.
You know, with the girls.
They really gotta make those pinpoint precision passes.
You know, if they don't and that things flying out of balance, you know, so that that's the type of stuff that you know, the girls game that kind of different differ from the from the guys.
So I mean you, you know, you know, training and teaching them grills.
Why do you think that the girls game is so you know, disrespected? Um, just, you know, and basketballs and casual fan, You know, the casual fan wants to see the dunks.
You know, the the you know, the handle.
You know, all this stuff and athleticism wise that girls, you know, girls just haven't got to that point.
You know, a lot of a lot of basketball's a lot of casualties, and the basketball purists that understand the game love the girls game, you know? They understand that they see it for what it is they just see his basketball, you know? So I think that's really what it is.
I just think it's just it could get disrespected just in terms of just, you know, it's just a casual fan.
Casual fans outweighed the basketball Pierce and the guys who really respect it for what it is.
I mean, I try to tell you about Tom.
You know, if you're just looking for dunks, you just completely missing on how beautiful is one of the sport is.
And I was trying to tell them I said, Can you watch a college basketball game? I said, How many times are you? Both teams combined.
How many times they really Duncan game? Let's say they're dunking a lot said today.
There's just no dunks are just coming out everywhere they done for what combined eight times.
So you watch the 40 minute game 2.
5 hour game roughly toe watch.
Something happened eight times.
I was like, You think you completely missed out on the entire importance of the game.
You missed the you know, you just missed everything.
You missed the schematic, the schemes you missed.
Just missed the whole point of going to the just missed all of it because you wanted to watch such and such.
Then I was like, Okay, they don't say how many people The dunk that you want to see.
You know, some people you know will be a pick and roll.
He'll just do a basic to and the dunk that you want to see you might see one.
Sometimes you'll go months.
But again, we all seen someone go to the post like I go to tech way to get the athletes around.
Like, you know, it's all your Smith cold.
Yes, because the athletes.
But you know, Xavier wasn't dunking everyone every game.
He wasn't doing 3 60 dunks every game.
You know, like some of those does of routine ducks.
You know, people you've seen that at the park.
So I was like, Y'all are going You're gonna completely disrespect another sport just because you want to see this One little thing in my point is just like if you're a basketball fan of track fans, you know, whatever fan basketball is still basketball, no matter who's playing, especially the girls were really, really good.
If you're not watching, you know kindergartners, you're watching D one d one athlete.
That's what in the world, they're still very, very talented.
Whether that dunk it or not.
I mean, it's it's crazy, man.
I'll hop on Twitter and I'll see guys disrespect into the game.
I'm talking about guys who might not even play the game of varsity basketball, honestly, but believe that they will be they w n NBA player and I'm sir, but it's it's It's crazy, you know? And I just think it's it's just is that, you know.
But the game is it's a beautiful game and the girls game.
And it's funny because, man, I'm not gonna lie to you.
Never in a million years that I think I'll be coaching female basketball.
But I do, man, and I absolutely love it.
It za beautiful game.
It's a beautiful game, for sure.
Coach, Coach Call will, uh, show me that you know he has, you know, to great dog Mercedes and no great person for McDonald's all American desert.
You know, if your superstar at USC, but he told me, like if you could get a girl focused on something.
She'll run through a brick wall for you to accomplish that.
What do you say? The one issue we have sometimes with guys is you know, you go through a test in front of them.
They'll be like, Well, do I have to do that? Like, why you? No question.
But like a girl there, is she? Oh, that's what you want me to do.
So she's focused on the short run through that brick wall for you, man.
Tobias, man, that is because I coached boys.
You know, when I left college, you know that I was ****ing boys early, Man, it's just a lot of external things.
The coach coach card was absolutely right.
Man with what? He said, His assessment.
I believe I agree with him anyway.
But, man, it's a lot of external things, man.
He's absolutely right with the guys.
And it's not all of them, of course, but it's a lot of them, you know.
You'll give him a task adverse task, you know, and it's just, uh, everybody thinks that the next Lemelle a ball, you know, the next Zion Williamson on gets tough, you know, It's really, really, really Putin polluting the game toe in extent.
I don't want to sound like I'm that guy, that bitter guy talking down because again, beautiful man is transitioning toe a beautiful place.
The kids are more skilled and more athletic than they've ever been.
I mean, we sat in that gym for hours and, man the athleticism of those kids, whether what they're shooting from, like it's crazy.
But we can't ignore the fact, man, that it it is in a strange place.
You know, I was in the gym the other day with a couple of prospects.
They were working out or whatever they're about to play, and, you know, they were more into the cameras that pulled up to the gym and getting the job done.
You know, that type of stuff, like gods were really really out here, almost worshiping these kids.
Man, at the age of 15 16 man, you got a grown man.
****, They're worshiping you, man.
So you know, it's wild, man.
They lose the thought of hard work and adversity and just kind of a culture that we're in.
You know, everybody kind of team hops and and this type of thing.
You know that that is having some pull backs to the game.
But again, it's a beautiful game.
But Coach called was right.
You know, it za lot of that like, Do I have to? Or why? Or how is this gonna help me or something? You know, just not not the same focus isn't there with the female game, it's a little different, you know, Obviously, it's not the same money that's involved, you know? You know, if you have a daughter, you're not trying toe skill her up thio get $100 million shoe deal or anything like that.
So I hope the thought is different.
But, you know, they're just different, man.
They just they buy in, you know, they buy in, they genuinely come to the gym like I want to get better in basketball.
You know, it's it's it's a beautiful thing.
And I agree with Coach Caldwell for sure.
Yeah, I mean, you're talking about you know what? The worshiping I mean Little Mikey has two point, what, 6,000,005.
2.3 million followers.
And he's 16 you know.
You know, he had me, like, everywhere he goes cameras are all very famous at such a young gay.
I mean, like a lot of guys. They're more into the camera.
Social media, a lot of than actually getting better.
You know, one thing about basketball sports and you know you can't cheat it.
You can shoot it for a little bit. When you start.
When you get to a certain level, you're like, ****.
Like I mean way we see this every year.
This is a bunch of five star recruits.
They go to college.
Where are they? Yeah, absolutely.
I mean, no disrespect to the young man.
We talked about him at the gym.
You know, seventh Woods.
This is a kid who was I'm talking about.
If you haven't seen his mixtape, go check it out.
I mean, one of the best mix tapes for a non pro that you're ever going to see I'm talking about was ridiculous, you know? And he's a kid who end up going to North Carolina.
Didn't panic and no, not not.
He didn't live up to that mega star status.
He had 1/7 68 year.
You know what I mean? I'm not saying Mikey is that next guy.
But, I mean, you just Mikey, you know it.
It's just so tough.
I mean, you know, I'm gonna be talking about this, too.
I mean, I don't like I said, I don't think he'll be me like that, like, seven would, but he gives me 7.
Bob's like, if, you know, like, he gives me those type of boxes.
One is he going to grow to? Can he really, really make shots? And then I said one.
Where is his focus? You know, when we could tell me a bunch of things you can tell him a lot, but we're really, you know, is, you know, is his focus.
And, you know, he's still young.
He has no three years left until he decides to go to college or whatever route he may choose.
But, you know, next year he'll be a junior, you know.
Then well, okay.
What? People going to start looking for draft, you know, next.
Then he's gonna be a scene, you know.
So he gives me seven would ish vibe.
You know, we're not even bigger social media.
So by the time he's a senior here probably for me followed by then.
But, you know, he he gives me those kind of I don't wish any bad upon the kid, but he does kind of give me those type of I've toe his credit to his credit again.
I was ableto watch Seventh Woods As a sop****re in high school, Mikey is a better player than seven.
Would you know, I can confidently say that, but the bottoms air there.
I mean, I mean, this kid is five in his class.
You know that tons of followers, he's I mean, he has a following.
He can't go nowhere.
And people don't know him.
Like you said, Where's the focus? Where do you go from here? Like, where do you go from there? I mean, you I'm sure he's getting everything he wants as a 16 year old.
Where do you go from there? How do you continue to stay focused? How do you continue to work? How do you continue to grow? How do you continue thio get better? Honestly, you have everything? Yeah.
And you know, like I said, I don't I don't always nothing better than the kid I said, you know things soon award to change.
You know, next year people gonna start, put them on boards and you know, G league is probably gonna start calling, you know, Hey, you know, a year from now this, You know, this could be your life. You could be a Geely.
You know, this pro program, you know, pans out.
You know? What? Is that gonna you know? What is that? Gonna, you know, look for him.
So hopefully, you know, because I think he's a better player than Civil Woods, but he still has time to develop and get better.
But right now he gives me those types of vibes.
I agree in terms of my prospect.
I mean, he's a very talented kid again.
I've watched him a handful of towns, super talented.
I mean, talking about explosive.
That kid is explosive.
I'm sure he's £200 pushing £200.
Um, not very conf talent is there.
But like you said, man, you're being draft.
You'll be on draft board soon, you know, and you'll be really under that microscope toe where they can say, How good are you? What position do you play? What's your wingspan.
Um, how do you doing? Interviews.
You know, that type of stuff.
All play a role.
So it's gonna be very interesting with him here.
But now you know this.
This is talking.
Thank you for coming on my on my podcast today.
You know, e I feel like we met for that time.
We had an instant connection.
We're just talking about ball to be kind of think, you know, a few things just Anyway, I'm definitely to bring you on my show again sometime.
No, no doubt, man.
Any time to bother anytime.
I got Yeah, for sure.
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Good luck with the rest of your, you know, developing your girls.
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