On March 28, Mid Major Hoops Report ventured to Oakland, California to cover Team Select’s March Madness Shootout. Team Select was started in 2009 as a non-profit organization benefiting youth in the areas of education, life skills, college placement, network building, philanthropy, and athletics. On Saturday, Mid Major Hoops report covered the high school divisions at 2015 California Community College State Final 4 participant, Merritt College, who is coached by Keenan McMiller.
HIGH SCHOOL STANDOUTS
Travis Wagstaff, Olympus High School(Utah): This 2017 guard/forward is long and lean. He is 6’5″ and growing. Travis has a nice stroke on his jumper. This allows him to bring out opposing bigs and stretch the defense with the three ball. Also, Travis has a knack for finding the ball and collecting offensive rebounds.
Eli Ballstaedt, Wasatch High School(Utah): This 2017 guard has nice size. Eli is 6’4.” He has a nice stroke on his jumper. With his athleticism, Eli gets nice lift on his shot. The three ball is consistent for this young man.
Steven Price, Juan Diego High School(Utah): This 2017 forward/center is still growing(6’6″) and very long. Steven is very athletic. He has excellent timing which allows him to get a lot of blocks on the defensive end. Steven can also face up and put the ball on the deck and get to the rack and finish.
Cy Austin, Judge Memorial High School(Utah): This 2017 guard is listed at 6’0.” He plays a big game. Cy controls the tempo of the game from tip off to the buzzer sounds. He gets to the paint and finishes with a floater. When the defense sags off, Cy makes you pay with the three ball.
JD Ahlstrom, Juan Diego High School(Utah): This 2017 guard is 6’0.” JD is a good three point shooter. Also, he has a nice mid range game as well. JD is a good passer as well.
Arvind Singh, East Union High School(California): This 2016 guard is listed at 5’8.” He put on one of the best long ball displays I have seen in a while. Arvind hit 6 three pointers in one game.
Michael Steadman Jr, Logan High School(California): This 2016 forward is 6’8.” He is very long and lanky. Michael has a nice turn around jumper. He is oozing with potential.
Andrew Pearson, Berkeley High School(California): Think Solomon Hill(Indiana Pacers, Arizona, and Fairfax HS) with bounce when you see this 2015 big guard. Hill is 6’6″ with crazy athletic bounce.
Jansen Williams, Vanden High School(California): This 2015 post is listed at 6’8.” Williams is an excellent shot blocker. Also, he has effective post play(footwork, sealing, post moves, and counters).
Jihad Woods, Vanden High School(California): This 2015 wing/forward is 6’8.” He is very athletic. Woods has handles and a high basketball IQ.
Eric Schieve, Marysville High School(California): This 2015 post is 6’9.” He has strong post moves. Eric has a 4.2 GPA.
Lewis Hayes, Stockton Chavez High School(California): This 2015 post is listed at 6’6.” He is very athletic. Hayes is committed to Merritt College in Oakland, California.
James Ned III, Heritage High School(California): This 2016 forward is listed at 6’5.” James hits the offensive boards. He has a nice mid range jumper. James has a nice feel and touch for the basketball.