McDonald's All American Game West Recap

Fri, 04/05/2019 - 9:07pm

James Wiseman 7’1 245 C - Memphis

James WisemanJames WisemanWiseman put up 13 points while shooting 4-8. He scored a few different ways; an and one layup in the post, converting offensive rebounds into dunks, and hit a midrange off the dribble with the defense in his face. He wasn’t able to get to the basket as often as he would have liked with Isaiah Stewart’s physicality but he battled in the paint. Wiseman is skilled offensively but still needs further development when it comes to finishing post moves and consistently knocking down jump shots. He showed some solid passing out of the post and had a nice lob over the defense to lead Oscar Tshiebwe to an easy two points. Wiseman was a perfect five-for-five on free throws and grabbed six rebounds in the game.

Jeremiah Robinson Earl 6’9 235 PF - Villanova

Robinson-Earl gives you something new with each basket. He can score in the post, with his first points coming on a nice pivot move on the block to go under the defender’s arm and pump faking into an and-one while finishing with his left hand. He also knocked down a three from outside. He had hustle plays as well, an easy dunk and tipping in his own miss to finish with 13 points. In addition to his offense, he did well defending multiple positions. He also pulled down four rebounds and committed five turnovers.

Tyrese Maxey 6’4 185 SG - Kentucky

Maxey wasn’t shy about getting shots off. He used his killer floater and quick release from three, which is where all his points came from. He ended with 13 points while shooting 5-10 from the floor and 3-6 from three. He didn’t grab any rebounds and unfortunately, only had one assist. On the defensive end, he came away with two steals.

Oscar Tshiebwe 6’9 250 PF/C – West Virginia

Despite Tshiebwe struggling some during practices, he brought a soft touch in the game; hitting a nice fadeaway on his first play after checking in, making a jump hook after an offensive rebound a little later, and showing smooth form on free throws. A majority of his points came on dunks and he did an excellent job of outhustling everyone. On one play, he defended Trendon Watford on a jump shot on a deep two, to crash the glass for the rebound. Tshiebwe finished with 12 points on 5-7 shooting and grabbed ten rebounds with four coming on offense.

Samuell Williamson 6’7 190 SF - Louisville

Williamson showed nice midrange shooting with a fadeaway and an elevated jumper. He made both of his free throws and dribbled into an open three to score 11 points. Williamson had a good showing over the week with his size, versatility, and ability to score from all three levels. He grabbed three rebounds and has the tools on the defensive end as well.

Matthew Hurt 6’9 215 SF/PF - Undecided

Matthew HurtMatthew HurtHurt scored eight points and grabbed five rebounds for the West. He started the game with a layup after catching a teammate’s blocked shot. He had a nice pick and roll with Josh Green that led Hurt to an open jam. He didn’t get to show his outside shooting, missing both of his three-point attempts but he banked in a fadeaway from midrange. Hurt had a solid performance and gave good effort overall.

Nico Mannion 6’3 180 PG - Arizona

Mannion contributed with eight points while making three of his eight shots. He didn’t shoot incredibly well but hit a midrange step back and a corner three off the catch. Two of his points came from throwing an alley oop that went into the basket. Manion brings a good blend of scoring and passing, also running the point and playing off the ball. He didn’t grab any rebounds but finished with two assists.

Josh Green 6’6 205 SG - Arizona

Green didn’t make either of his three-pointers but scored eight points on some nice drives. He scored on a strong layup and hit an up and under on the baseline. He didn’t display his high-level athleticism much but closed the game with an open jam. His ballhandling and playmaking has improved since last year, as mentioned earlier, he had a bullet pass to Matthew Hurt on a pick and roll that he might not have made in previous years.

Isaiah Mobley 6’10 235 PF - USC

Mobley’s five points came on an open three pointer and staying with his own miss for an easy put back. He shot just 2-7 but showed some nice passing for his size with four assists to only one turnover, including a dime to Oscar Tshiebwe that led to a dunk. Mobley didn’t have a lot of offense ran through him but flashed his skillset.

Tre Mann 6’4 180 PG - Florida

Mann didn’t have a great scoring performance with five points on 2-7 shooting. He hit an NBA three off the dribble after previously missing the rim on another attempt, going 1-4 from behind the arc. He caught an alley oop layup for his other field goal. He was one of the few point guards on the West, but he finished with no assists to one turnover. He grabbed three rebounds and had two steals. Mann had a good showing in the two days of practice but wasn’t able to match in the game.

Kahlil Whitney 6’7 200 SF - Kentucky

Whitney’s only two points came from a dunk in the open floor. He shot 1-5 and didn’t show much half-court offense. He didn’t have any assists and his two turnovers came from passing right to the defense which led to transition dunks. A few of his passes were deflected in practice as well and reading the defense will be an adjustment moving forward. He is a high-level athlete, as he demonstrated on one play with a nice hustle block even though a foul was called.

Bryan Antoine 6’5 180 SG - Villanova

Antoine scored two points on a pretty baseline floater but would miss his other three shots in the game. He had three assists to three turnovers. He has a habit of picking up his dribble early and didn’t seem decisive when he had the ball. Similar to the two days of practice, he blended in when he was on the court.

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