#OTRHoopsReport: What We Learned – Boone & Rodriguez – Jan. 21, 2014
FORT MYERS, Fla. – Lincoln High School has long been known for its’ outstanding basketball tradition dating back to NBA star Stephon Marbury and his well documented rise to the league. Another Lincoln standout in Sebastian Telfair allowed movie crews to show the halls of the school as well as provide the community with an inside look at coach Tiny Morton’s program. This year’s Morton-coached team made a statement at the City of Palms Classic thanks in large part to the play of Elisha Boone and Desi Rodriguez.
Elisha Boone (Brooklyn, N.Y.) – Lincoln – 2014
At 6-foot-4, Boone has legitimate size as an off the ball option on the perimeter. The St. Peter’s commit is a talented off the ball option who can score it in bunches. He is capable of creating his own shot at any time on the floor. Boone is an elite athlete who dunks it in the half court off the drive. A four-star caliber prospect, the senior hit a nice step back jumper from 17 feet. We look for him to be an instant impact guy next year.
Highlights of Boone compliments of Iowa Elites:
Desi Rodriguez (Brooklyn, N.Y.) – Lincoln – 2014
Rodriguez is effective and efficient with his play. In that regard, he’s similar to Top 50 junior power forward Marcus Derrickson of Fairfax, Va., though they are different positions. Rodriguez is strong, skilled with good lift around the rim. He will rebound the ball and face up at 15 feet to score the ball. The four-star plus forward chose Seton Hall where he will join his current high school teammate Isaiah Whitehead.
Highlights of Rodriguez compliments of Lifetime Skillz:
Prospect Evaluation/Exposure Options
***Designed for DII, III, NAIA & JUCO exposure. These events average 25 to 30 schools on hand to watch the showcase participants.
OnTheRadarHoops Spring Showcase (March)
OnTheRadarHoops Fall Showcase (Sept.)
Elite Basketball Academy Series
***Designed for evaluation purposes, these are great opportunities for upperclassmen and underclassmen alike to get valuable game broadcasts that can be sent to college coaches with a single email message. For underclassmen, it also serves as the gateway for prospects with remaining high school eligibility to play in front of the OnTheRadarHoops.com staff.
March 9th – EBA Top 40 Spring Workout
Elite Basketball Academy Fab 5 Camp (Sept.)
Elite Basketball Academy Super 64 Camp (Oct.)
Brandon Clay is the Director of Scouting for the OTRHoopsReport.com. Clay is also the owner of Peach State Basketball, Inc., and ProspectsNation.com. Clay has been involved in the community since 2001 as an evaluator, event operator and trainer. You can reach him at BrandonClay@PeachStateBasketball.com
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