Friday, March 3, 2017

TCA Player of Evaluations: Still Available 2017

Milan Stakic, 7-foot-1, 245 
Class of '17:
Stakic has dropped nearly 40 pounds since he arrived out of shape in August. Sacrificing fried foods and immersing himself in a thorough running and sprinting regimen has helped him shed the unnecessary pounds.

 In becoming acclimated to a quicker and more physical style of basketball, Stakic has subscribed to a ramped up workout regimen under coaches Brad Traina and Nik Cicic. The big fella continued to improve at his post game. 

He took defending bigs away from the rim with feathery mid range touch from mid range and beyond. He has recently flashed a dependable hook with both hands.

Now, at the tail end of the season, the Big Bosnian is beginning to ratchet up some commotion on the recruiting market. 

This noise has reverberated to East Carolina and Oklahoma State, where coaches have taken note of a massive paint presence.

We've additionally  discovered a serviceable rim protector, who possesses a 7-foot-4 wingspan. These physical  attributes enable him to influence, manipulate and alter the trajectory of shots in the paint.

Initially a skillful shooter and European style player, the transformation has rendered Stakic a fierce interior banger who could impact the high-major level down the road.

Josh Bruijnzeels: 6-5, 194, Class of '17:  Sharpshooter who can really snipe from beyond the arc. Dutch guard has a tremendous IQ for the game and served as an immediate spark off the bench for the prep team this season. 

After showing flashes as a junior at Arlington Country Day School (Jacksonville, FL), Bruijnzeels evolved into a sturdy defender. Mainly a catch-and-shoot threat, Bruijnzeels has some sneaky bounce and deceptively athletic playmaking ability.

Currently on a strict weight-gaining regimen, the senior is in the process of packing 10 pounds of muscle onto his leafy frame. Excellent student, boasting an unparalleled 4.0 GPA.

Karn Goraya, 6-2, 200 '17: Lights-out shooter with a knack for getting open and hitting timely shots amid amplified pressure, Goraya has been one of the biggest surprises this season. His stock has tipped the Division-I scales with Stetson recently stopping in to see him. This well-built guard has rare strength at this level, enabling him to power his way to the rim and guard taller and wider players effectively.

Quentin Scott, 6-7, 205 '17: Absolute jumping jack who can make an easy two points out of any lob that comes his way. A monster finisher in the transition game and one of the state's most electrifying dunkers, Scott is a multi-faceted scorer who went for 30+ in multiple games this season. A Louisiana native, Scott has growing interest from Stephen F. Austin and Texas State and has also drawn the attention of UT-Martin, Charleston Southern, Murray State, South Florida, and a barrage of others. 

He's a high-efficiency threat with his explosive vertical. Scott is versatile enough to fill multiple areas of the stat sheet up consistently. Athletic and should make a seamless transition into the physical rigors of the Division-1 level. Has found steady stroke and behind the arc game, while also showing a propensity for sticking elbow jumpers.

Anfernee King, 5-10, 170 '17: Quick, deceptive, little guard has an arsenal of moves to keep defenders guessing.

Strictly a creator until his final year of high school (where he helped account for nearly 40 percent of his team's offensive output), he's expanded his offensive portfolio with a pull-up game and a consistent jump shot. Is being unsung and under-recruited at this point.

Thomas Fortier, 6-3, 195, '17: The IQ of this Frenchman is what separates him from other combination guards of his ilk. Couple that with his defensive acumen and strength, Fourtier has proven to be a major steal under head coach Brad Traina. He authored a 26-point performance during a recent win over Faith Baptist and has not let up since. 

An absolute gym rat, Fortier possesses a fluid touch from beyond the arc and has a dependable mid-range game.

The aggression and laser-focus with which he plays makes him an appealing prospect on the recruiting market.

Niko Johnson, 6-1, 180 '17: Freakish athlete finishes with a full head of steam and a full variety of electrifying dunks in his arsenal. Adept at carving into the lane and finishing with either hand. Capable of converting turnovers into buckets with ease, given his ability to be disruptive and leak out in transition.

TJ Gittens 6-2, 185  '17 : Houston-bred guard plays with a savvy and a poise that his teammates feed off of. Also a very proficient scorer and game manager, Gittens has the body and the ability to get hot in a hurry.

 Should crack the Division-I levels, given his advanced skill-set and consistent scoring punch. Not afraid to get into the teeth of the defense and finish with contact.