WCE Showcase, 4 More Elite Prospects

by Derek James | Posted on Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Arizona Preps' staff member Derek "DJ" James covered the day's events from this weekend's West Coast Elite Showcase @ Rancho Solano Prep.

Here are (4) more prospects that caught James' attention with their play this weekend . . .

Jovan Blacksher  6-0  JR  PG  Shadow Mountain  HS - 2019 Class

Jovan is a high IQ player that is a defensive machine.  This kid gave a lot of players problems on defense - causing turnovers or stealing the ball.  What makes him a bigger standout is that he's just as good on offense.  He is a really unselfish player that can still score.  He has really good ball control, and he makes good decisions almost every time down the court.  Jovan plays to win and can bring that winning mentality to a program that is looking for a tough PG that can do a little of everything.  A smooth player that is tough to guard. He can hit his shots, create, play defense and has a high IQ, good feel for the game and will help teams win, which is the ultimate goal at the college level.  On top of that, he has good character and integrity. 

Jaelen House  6-0  JR  PG  Shadow Mountain  HS - 2019 Class

Jaelen, is a pure scorer and relentless.  He accepts any challenge and will not stop coming at you the entire game.  He can score on you with his shooting ability and ability to get to the rim.  I love his competitive side for the game and how passionate he plays.  He proved to be one of the top players in the state by being a very tough competitor.  He can finish at the rim with a soft touch around the glass.  He can hit his shots, even off-balanced.  Jaelen can also get to the paint almost at will, and even make good passes.  He's definitely a scorer and wants to score.  You can see it in his eyes while he is playing.  He still has a couple years left and will make some noise this year at Shadow Mountain.  He plays like a natural leader and I think his team feels the same ora.  He can for sure play Division-1 basketball and be an impact on a team.  He plays really hard on both offense and defense.  Good with communicating on the court as well.

Shamar Morrow  6-4  SOPH  SG/SF  Shadow Mountain HS - 2020 Class

Shamar, is a 6-4 wing who is left-handed.  He gave a lot of kids problems with his creativity to get to his spot on the court.  A very poised player that does not play out of control.  Through each game he showed me that he hit his spots.  In my opinion, as a basketball player it is important to know your spots.  That tells me that they know their strengths and will continue to do so, to be successful in the game.  He took open threes.  He knows how far to go before the defense can try to anticipate his move, because of how poised he is. He reads and reacts with a counter move to finish at the rim, or takes the open jump shot.  I was really impressed with how he defended.  He is a long, athletic wing that has upside to be even better.  I can definitely see him playing for a Division-1 program.  He sees the floor well and will not force any shots on top of his other great attributes.  

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