MidMajorHoopsReport travelled out to the Sacramento area and came way impressed with three Bay Area players in the class of 2018.
Jack Wilson is a 6’5″ post who reminds us of a young Raef LaFrentz. He has a right and left hand hook that is very effective. His footwork is good for a young post player. As far as rebounding, Wilson does a good job of working for position and going after the ball on the offensive and defensive end. Defensively, he uses his height to alter and block a tremendous amount of shots. In a game against Cal Supreme he had 12 points, 12 rebounds, and 7 block shots.
Elijah Hardy is a 5’10” combo guard. He has a great handle. Hardy uses his speed to create plays for himself and his teammates. With his half-court and transition vision, assists pile up like Legos for young Hardy. Considering this was MMHR’s second time seeing him play(First time was at the Pangos Jr. All-American Camp), Hardy’s feel for the game leaves one very impressed. In a game against Cal Supreme he had 10 points, 10 assists, and 6 rebounds.
Another player that MMHR saw at the Pangos Jr. All-American Camp earlier this year and later at the Sacramento Live event was 5’10” combo guard Naseem Gaskin. He is an excellent ball handler. This allows him create plays for himself and his teammates. With his feel for the game and scoring ability at all three levels(paint, mid range, and 3 ball), Gaskin was able to will his team to a victory over Cal Supreme by taking over the game by himself in the last 4-5 minutes of the game. He ended up with 22 points and 4 steals.