#OTRHoopsReport: Under Armour Session II -May 8, 2018
Anthony Edwards exploded for a game high 43 points during the second evaluation period.
Atlanta, Ga – In the new format for this year’s Under Armour Association teams only have a limited time to qualify for the Finals in July, so during this past weekends Session II there was more on the line. The coaches were out in full force as usual, so here are a few names that made sure business was being handled.
Big Men On Campus
Anthony Edwards 6’5 So. SG Atlanta Xpress
Edwards just might be the best isolation player in the country. His scoring package is second to none as he can get it done from every level on the floor. Edwards’ elite athleticism and his ability to knock down tough shots make him a load to handle with just one defender. Its going to be hard for someone to top his Sunday afternoon performance where he put his team on his back and willed an overtime win after battling back from 17 points down as he scored 29 straight in the second half to finish the game with a game high 43.
James Bishop 6’3 Jr. PG Team Thrill
The Flame Thrower of the week award goes to Bishop as he absolutely torched Team Rio from behind the arc going 11-15 for his own 43 point game. Bishop shot 57% that game and he kept the production going all weekend as he now is among the top scorers in the league at 22 points per contest. Bishop is a lead guard that can surely look for his own offense and he has made sure he’s delivered.
Needs More Attention
De’sean Allen-Eikens 6’6 F G3 Grind
Being consistent can often times be the difference in what level a player is being recruited at. For Eikens, his play this spring has been even kill and very productive. We feel that he’s deserving of more looks. Eikens is currently averaging 19.4 points 5.5 rebounds, shooting 56% from the field and 44% from the three point line. The combo forward is strong enough to produce in the paint and polished enough to handle ball pressure on the perimeter. He plays at a good pace and never really seems to get sped up by defenders.
Precious Achiuwa 6’8 JR. F New Heights
Achiuwa was a man Friday night as he posted a big time double double in which he showed a much improved shot from deep. We knew he was an athletic mobile forward with a really good frame, but his skills are catching up to his athletic abilities. At the next level he’ll probably see himself being played a lot at the power forward spot where he will be able to drag big men to the outside and operate where he has become a good straight line driver.
Drew Pember 6’9 Jr. SF B Maze Elite
Pembler stretches the floor with his smooth jump shot. He has also had success putting the ball on the deck and pulling up over the outstretched arms of a defender. Slight in build, but he doesn’t lack toughness, we feel that once Pembler gets to a college weight room he has a chance to be really good due to the fact that he has legit size and is a threat to simply knock down shots. Has recently been offered by Tennessee and Michigan.
— Shun Williams (@OntheRadarHoops) May 7, 2018
Isaiah Wong 6’3 Jr. SG WeR1
With the University of Miami’s entire staff sitting on the baseline to watch him the 6’3 off guard that is wired to score did just that dropping 31 points 4 rebounds 3 assists to keep his teams domination of the division going. Wong is really good at getting to his sweet spots on the court with the use of a few dribbles. He seems to snake his way into tight spaces where he can finish off plays using good body control or find his way to the free throw line.
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl 6’9 PF KC Run GMC
Earl is built in the exact mold of the modern power forward, one who can both hurt you inside and out with a high enough IQ to affect the game in other areas. Time and time again over the weekend Robinson-Earl made the plays that don’t show up in the box scores, whether it was diving on the floor or keeping a rebound alive by tipping it out. Rated top 20 in his class, we think the versatile forward is to unselfish. The next step for Robinson-Earl is to completely dominate which he is more than capable of doing.
Kerry Willis is a contributor to On the Radar Hoops
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