Combine Academy Scouting Notes

I was able to check out a recent practice at Combine Academy in Charlotte and see some of the talent they had once again this year. Combine is once again loaded and and several D1 prospects caught my eye. All of the players below play on Combine prep team and are post grads.

Darius Hicks, 6’10”, C, GR, *Iona Commit

Darius was simply a man among boys the entire practice. He is a strong and physical big who is very athletic for his size and strength. He finishes with a dunk whenever possible and has great hands. Patient in the post. He does a pretty good job of gaining post position and seals nicely. He needs to continue to improve his motor and run the floor harder but is a player that when he puts his mind to it can be the best on the floor.

Malik Harper, 6’7″, PF

I really liked Malik activity and motor and the fact that he is highly versatile. He can score both inside and outside. He has a soft touch and can hit the occasional 3 but is a good mid range shooter. Would be a good get for just about any LM.

Dajour Joseph, 6’5″, SG/SF

Solid athlete who is very versatile. Has a quick first step and loves to finish at the rim. Can easily create his own offense and can beat you multiple ways. Currently holds an offer from La Salle and would be considered a solid MM target.

Jon Brown, 6’5″, PG/SG

The more I watched Jon the more I liked him. Really smooth player who can play both on and off the ball. Is a good passer with solid court vision and who is willing to make the extra pass. Made the simple pitch ahead pass today, the fancy behind the back in transition pass, and fed the post nicely today. Good playmaker with a solid IQ. Has a low release and didn’t shoot it much today from the outside but was told he could light it up. Is a full qualifier who should have a host of D1 schools checking him out.

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