Originally Posted by JokermanVol
I read an article about recruiting for private high schools in the DC area that said they scout 5th-8th graders. The coaches agreed that it's a crap shoot because a dominate middle school player can easily be not only fully grown at an early age but also end up as no better than a JV player.
No doubt. Dominating at a young age is nothing because you could peak and you're not playing very good competition. But his bball IQ and court vision seems to be really impressive. He has a nice looking shot. The shot at the end is what makes you really wonder about his ceiling. That shot he made while adjusting was Wade-esque. If you can see a 9 year old doing something similar to Wade, the ceiling could be very high.
But yeah, there are so many variables. I saw how Anthony Davis grew to weird heights. In 9th grade he was like 6'0, then a year later 6'4, then a year later 6'7 and by senior year, 6'10. Or whatever it was, i'm not using actual facts. But he went from being a quality guard to suddenly being like 6'10. That's what's scary when you see a 9 year old making crazy moves like that. He's not only young and small but he'll definitely grow some and who knows what his ceiling is.
I just thought some of the stuff he was doing at 9 was pretty interesting. I'll say worst case scenario, he ends up as a 3* on rivals lol