Adama Sanogo UConn
Sanogo has really good toughness and is size-matched with pretty good athleticism to be productive in the interior. Furthermore, he could take the next step with efficiency around the basket with only shooting 55.4% from the field. Continued, his ability to score with more ease would go a long way and finish through contact more often. Additionally, the development of his skill set inside would benefit his scoring ability and be more calculated. Continued, he brings good effort on the boards and can help with second chance opportunities. Also, he does a good job of diving and slipping to the basket finishing well in those scenarios. Sanogo can be really productive in high-low opportunities with getting good positioning. Now defensively, brings good mobility out on the perimeter being great in ball screen coverage. Also, he has the ability to disrupt drives and rebounds effectively. The productivity on the defensive end for Sanogo is very good. Adam Sanogo will look to be one of the best bigs in the Big East next season.
Colby Jones Xavier
Jones had a very solid freshman season for Xavier and has the talent to develop into a really good player. Furthermore, he has really good size at his position with the ability to get to the rim effectively and finishes strong. Next, he’s a really solid catch and shoot three-point shooter at 33.3% and should only get better from the perimeter. Additionally, he plays well off the ball being in a position to score, he could improve his skill with the basketball to be more effective. Also, he rebounds very well for a guard contributing 4.8 rebounds a game. Jones’s game’s growth will come from his ability to be more of a playmaker with basketball. As for defensively, he brings good size and length on the ball with activity. He could improve his overall strength to contain drives more effectively. Jones is going to be an impact player for Xavier next season.
Posh Alexander St. John’s
Alexander plays with a really good pace and aggressiveness with the ability to get to the basket. Additionally, he needs to improve his ability to make mid-range and perimeter jumpers consistently. As well as, improving his decision and limiting unforced turnovers. Next, he has the ability to attack downhill but needs to improve his finishing through contact. Next, the pace at which Alexander plays is really good and allows him to be really successful in transition. Continued, he does a solid job of getting others involved and rebounds well for a guard. The consistency with his efficiency and shot-making will allow Alexander to make the next step as a player. As for the defensive end, he really gets after picking up his man 94 feet applying really good ball pressure turning defense into offense. His effort defensively on the ball and off is really good and makes him an impact defender. Alexander will develop into a really good guard for St. John’s.
Andre Jackson UConn
Jackson has the talent and athleticism to take a massive jump forward in his sophomore year at UConn. First off, the perimeter shooting for Jackson must improve to be able to utilize his athleticism with shooting 11.8% from three. Next, he can be really effective as a cutter and on the offensive glass with his athleticism and effort. Also, his ability to improve his skill set with basketball will allow him to elevate his game to be able to attack defenses more effectively. Continued, the growth of his offensive game is going to be vital for him to reach his potential. He will be very good in transition with his athleticism and motor to finish around the basket with explosiveness. As for defensively, his athleticism can lead to turnovers and easy offense. His growth defensively though needs to take place on the basketball being able to really contain drives and disrupt shots. The length he has will make a major factor off the ball especially. Jackson has a lot of talent but needs to be in all together to reach his potential especially offensively.
Chuck Harris Butler
Harris had a productive freshman season and will be a major contributor in their core moving forward. Now, Harris does a really good job of the bounce with his tempo getting into the lane and for mid-range jumpers. Also, he is very effective from the perimeter shooting 40.3% from three off the catch and dribble. Next, he does a solid job in ball screen using his body to create space and get shots off. The area in which he could improve is being more efficient in getting others involved. Also, improving his ability to finish at the rim is key for Harris to have a more complete offensive game. As for defensively, he could do a better job guarding high-level guards with positioning and consistent effort. Chuck Harris will continue to improve as a scorer looking to lead Butler to a more successful season.
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