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Men’s Basketball scouting reports

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Starters:

Jordan Daley, PG/SG (#34)

Strengths:

Athletic: a big guard who excels at taking smaller guards to the rim and posting them up. High-energy defender who forces lots of turnovers. Efficient: a great free throw shooter and smart player, who only takes good shots.

Weaknesses:

Not a great ball handler, turnover-prone. Still learning aspects of playing point guard — it’s his first year at the position.

Jordan Brink, SG (#12)

Strengths: Great shooter from deep, both off the dribble and in catch-and-shoot. His ability to create his own shot often bails out his team. High basketball IQ: good passer, good shot selection.

Weaknesses: Not exactly a lock-down defender. Isn’t always as aggressive on offense as he should be.

Tyler Dykstra, SF/PF (#32)

Strengths:

Elite athlete: great finisher in transition and on cuts. Calvin’s best defensive player: his quickness, height and long arms mean opposing perimeter players are better off not even trying to score on him. Fantastic weak-side shot blocker.

Weaknesses:

Work in progress on offense. A little turnover-prone and poor jump shooter. Might be better suited to play at power forward, but logs most of his minutes at small forward.

Mickey DeVries, PF (#24)

Strengths:

Super high-energy big man. Capable of providing a spark any time he steps on the floor. Great rebounder and shot-blocker. Very athletic for his size.

Weaknesses:

Doesn’t really have a reliable post game. Spends a lot of his time in foul trouble.

 Tyler Kruis, C (#42)

Strengths:

Skilled big man with wide variety of offensive moves. Has range on his jumper even out to the three-point line. Draws a lot of fouls and is a good free throw shooter.

Weaknesses:

Lean frame means he can get pushed around by opposing big men. Occasionally coasts: he could probably average more rebounds and blocks given his size.

 

RESERVES:

Austin Parks, PG/SG (#10)

Strengths:

Attacking combo guard with a scorer’s mentality. Deep range on his jumper, he can take over a game if given the chance. Great free throw shooter.

Weaknesses:

Not a great ball handler or distributor yet: he really just plays at the point because of his size. Still has work to do to become an above-average defender.

Daniel Stout, C (#40)

Strengths:

Rock-solid big man on defense. Can lock down the paint by himself. Crashes the offensive glass at a very high rate. Much improved passer, and player in general, on offense.

Weaknesses:

Inefficient for a center: he falls in love with his jumper. Needs to tone down his aggressiveness on defense on occasion

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