On ESPN now game about to tip off.
Tyrone Johnson is the star player on Montrose Christian, but I'm telling you all to keep your eye on #23 Justin Anderson. Anderson will play for Maryland in 2012, he is like an undersized Beasley on the court. For him to be 6'6'' he is very well built.
Yea my home town is representing in this game. One team lead by a area kid and the other full of area kids. We have proven in this tournament who is the best area. Wish some Jersey teams were in this.
DMV ALL DAY!!!
Does anyone know anything on Montrose Chritstian's #42 Michael Carrera? I cannot find anything on him on scout.com nor rivals.com He seems as though he is a tough player that coach Cal should go after. I'd rather see him go to Maryland to help Anderson revive Gary Williams program.
"Does anyone know anything on Montrose Chritstian's #42 Michael Carrera? I cannot find anything on him on scout.com nor rivals.com He seems as though he is a tough player that coach Cal should go after. I'd rather see him go to Maryland to help Anderson revive Gary Williams program."
I couldn't find that much about him. Scout and Rivals don't have profiles on him, but ESPN does, and they have him as a 1-star recruit. Scouting agencies probably haven't seen him play much though.
This tournament is the first time I have seen him play, and he's undersized for a post player, and not very talented, but he's tough, hustles hard, good post defender, rebounds well, and has all the intangibles. I heard he's on Maryland's radar, and he seems like a Gary kind of player. Wouldn't mind seeing him come to Maryland.
This is what ESPN had to say about him:
"December, 2009: Clearly Carrera's best days are ahead of him. He is a tough minded physical frontcourt player from South America. In his limited minutes played he showed a solid skill package and IQ for the game. He has a good frame and given his daily competition everyday in practice he is one to keep an eye on."
I had no idea Carrera was 6'6'' he plays much bigger. He plays like he is 6'9''.
Yeah he plays bigger than he is but he's not someone a top program is gonna spend a scholarship on at this point unless they cant get the guys they want because when you are undersized you have to be skilled for a big program to invest in you and right now he's not very skilled although he is a hard worker. He will probably go to a mid-low major where he will get alot of time and be a pretty good player by his Jr,Sr year
I see why he is a 1-Star recruit. If it were not for his size he would be at least a 4-Star recruit.
Yeah if he was 6'9-6'10 he would be in the Rakeem Christmas, Keim Birch catagory. Thats could be said of most H.S players though
Do you see any Beasley in Anderson too? Dude is a freak.
Definitely see some Beasley in him, some Xavier Henry as well. Monrose doesn't let him do nearly enough though.
No. He doesn't have the skill that Beasley had at the same stage and he works harder all the time unlike Beasley did. Not close to being the rebounder at the same stage either. Does remind me of Billy Walker at the same stage though. Doesn't have the aggressive mindset on offense as Billy did back then but that might change when he becomes a Sr next season
I thought I was the only 1......I wonder what Anderson is weight wise because I wish he grows a couple more inches, although he has a mans body already he will bulk up some more.
He would be deadly if he grew a couple inches( not HS height really cuz that doesn't matter but his arms getting longer). For the older people on here his game is so much like Keith Booth its scary, wouldn't be surprised if he played the same role when he got to Maryland
I think Quinn Cook is going to be interesting. He will battle with Thornton for that PG spot this summer. I like his poise, I like the jumper (Even though he missed the 3 just now) and he seems calm and collected. I think he's going to be a starter maybe mid way through next season. I do think Thornton will start however, due to some more experience.
Cook has a ton of talent, but calm and collected are the last words I'd ever use to describe him.
Yeah two Guys both from the Maryland/D.C area battling for that PG spot. I think ill like Duke just a little bit next year since they will have three guys from my hometown. Then again they keeps stealing our best players so maybe ill hate them even more. At least they didn't steal Justin and try to make him there next Gerald Henderson
i see Montrose's best player is starting to show why he is there best player
I think that all of these players seem like kind and articulate young men.
Scout.com Justin Anderson is 4-Star recruit #32 Nat'l rank #6 Positional.
I guarantee he will move up by next year. This dude is a 5-Star player
"Scout.com Justin Anderson is 4-Star recruit #32 Nat'l rank #6 Positional.
I guarantee he will move up by next year. This dude is a 5-Star player"
He used to be a 5-star player. At one point, I think was as a freshman or sophomore, he was the #1 rated player in the nation for his class by some scouting agencies, but that was mainly because of his physical and athletic profile. I guess he shild down a bit because he didn't improve on his skill set that much, but this season, it looks like he's imrpoved his jumpshot and his overall skillset, so there's a chance he becomes a 5-star player again.
B-Easy 2.0 with the 3!
This game is incredible! Give Justin Anderson the flippin ball. C'mon he's the best 1 on 1 matchup yet he hardly gets the ball. Carrera is a nice high motor kid but you shouldn't be running the offense through him, his post passing is not good. It should be Anderson and Johnson running the offense with Carrera hitting the offensive glass.
I shoulda recorded this game. This is a classic
If you watched Justin alot you would know he doesn't need to get the ball and go one on one alot. His handles is shaky and he tends to get out of control from time to time when he goes to the whole ( puts his head down and tries to over power players too much). Next year he will be get it more but right now there best player with the ball in his hands is the Kid going to Villanova. Justin has the potential to be a 5star he just needs to tweak a few things in order to get there and hopefully this summer he will do that
this may be sum of yalls 1st time watching justin anderson play. Let me tell u now: this kid is NUTHING like michael beasley! doesnt have near the skills set. And yes hes been hitting a couple of 3s this tournament but he is far from a good 3 pt shooter. ive seen him play plenty of times this year. the good thin gis that hes got another year so he should be sharpening up sum things but 2 call him a michael beasley type is ridiculous
Being a totally unbiased Nova fan Tyrone Johnson was the best player on the court and scored every big time basket. At the end of the game Cook couldn't get to the rim against Johnson. Tyrone Johnson's game reminds me a lil of Tyreke Evans being a strong, long guard.
Justin Anderson is nothing like Michael Beasley where is this coming from? I was thinking Corey Maggette when I watched him play.
above said he was like beas. read the post
I said it....."UNDERSIZED" B-Easy
hes not. watch him play more. u will understand. Beas was rare! there is nuthing rare about this kid. U can find people on the playground who are smaller than him who play like justin anderson. U dont find beasleys on the playground
Soooooooo that Tyrone Johnson Reke Havoc comparison was fair?
^^ he's probably 4-5 inches shorter though and while he is strong not nearly Reke coming out of high school. He reminds me of a young Russell Westbrook minus the athleticism. Can't wait to see what he does as at Nova, a very good PG prospect.
Thanks for clearing that up. you gotta understand that some people on here will see a player once and think that's how that player plays all the time and then compare him to someone who he is nothing like( Justin Anderson and Beasley) He's much more like Bill Walker at the same stage or other guys who were very good athletes but needed to work on there handles and jump shot( Don't let this game fool you, his jumper is not like that and he is much better as a a second option this year. He has trouble creating his offense in the half court game sometimes, But just like many before him i expect him to work on that during this summer before his Sr year. Dermar Derozen was another kid int he same boat who was super athletic as a young high schooler but his handles and jumper was suspect and he worked hard on it and eventually became a solid SF.
Dude everyone is guilty of comparing players off of 1 game whether you or whoever admits to it or not.
Here we go everyone is being the super scout, even lake show2. Unbelievable. You guys here never cease to amaze me. I swear we should have commercials. NBAdraft.net where amazing happens.
I watched the game earlier. GREAT game. Very, very good game. Heres what I saw, mind you this is my 2nd time seeing both teams play. I think they both played yesterday too.
Quinn Cook is clearly a good talent, he's aggressive and a solid athlete with a wiry frame, and when tries (he has fluctuating intensity) he's a strong on-ball defender, but he's a bit wild. Should get better shot selection, which probably will come with Coach K. His skill set is not dissimilar to Nolan Smith's, especially at the same stage, but he's also not as mature as Smith is or was. He seems to lose his mind whenever something goes wrong on the court. He reminds me a little of Lance Stephenson in his demeanor on the court. I hope he gets more mature, and I also hope he gets better PG skills.
Justin Anderson has VERY solid physical ability for a HS player. He looks the part of an NBA swingman already. He seems to be a straight-line driver to the rim, and a good guy who can score without the ball in transition and on backdoor plays, and he's a VERY nice athlete with good leaping ability and he plays strong. He needs to get better shooting the ball and work on getting more creating on his drives, but he will make an impact in college as a guy who can defend alot of positions on the floor with his athleticism, and size, while also scoring some without having alot of offense ran for him. He's not Mike Beasley, he actually reminds me of Jeff Robinson who plays for Seton Hall.
Hubbard is a decent prospect too I thought. He didn't score in the game today, but he's got a nice stroke and solid size as well. He needs to get aggressive and work on his handle. He's not a shot creator right now, and he can be ineffective if crowded. He reminds me of Manny Atkins who plays for Virginia Tech.
Carrera is a hard worker who plays smart, but he's not all that strong or athletic, but he does have decent length and touch around the rim. Ghettosermon made a good point, he is a pretty bad passer. He should work on that. He seems like a mid-major prospect, and he could be a solid big man in college down the line.
Johnson is a nice PG too. He plays poised, and he is seems like he'll develop into a solid leader in college from the PG spot. He's not a pure playmaker, but he's not a SG in a PG's body really either. He reminds me of Kevin Anderson for Richmond, and I think he could develop into a similar in time. He can score at all 3 levels, but he is good at find the way to the rim. I like his game.