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Old May 13, 2017, 03:53 PM   #911
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Talen Horton-Tucker – 2018 – SF – Mac Irvin Fire
Better buy stock now before it’s too late. Horton-Tucker continues to rise and explode this spring. The confidence this young man is playing with is evident as Horton-Tucker feels he can do whatever he wants on the floor – and for the most part – he’s right. The junior wing dropped 33 points on 13-of-22 shooting. Horton-Tucker appears to get better every time we lay eyes on him. His ball handling and explosiveness off the bounce has hit a new level. An elite slasher, Horton-Tucker excels at hanging and finishing around the rim and in traffic. When you add in his ability to pop off triples, Horton-Tucker is one of the toughest matchups in the EYBL. Remember this name in July as we expect high major programs to blow up his offer list.
Francis Okoro – 2019 – F/C – Bradley Beal Elite
Just love the toughness and fight this kid plays with. He’s only a sophomore, but you wouldn’t know it by his 6-foot-9, 220-pound frame. Simply put, Okoro plays grown man basketball and there are few bigs who truly dominate the paint the way he does. In a win over Team United, Okoro had a game-high 18 points and 10 rebounds. He was 6-for-8 from the field and also blocked two shots. While he makes his mark with offensive rebounds for put backs and terrific defensive play, Okoro has some skills in the paint. He’s not loaded with tools yet, but there’s a budding finesse in his game as he’s able to maneuver around guards who come in for the swipe and finish with a soft touch
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