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2019 AAU Nationals Day 3 Top Performers
by Jason Pratt, Future150 (11:32 AM CT, Thu July 3, 2014)
2019 Makhi and Markel Mitchell of DC Premier at AAU Natls
2019 Makhi and Markel Mitchell of DC Premier at AAU Natls
Jason Pratt
Jason Pratt:

Future150 Senior Recruiting Analyst. Covering high school basketball nationally.

Memphis, TN (Future150) -- Jr.Future150 was back at it on Day 3 looking for more unknown talent, as well as looking at some of the top players in the 2019 class. Let's take a look at the top performers of the day and it started by watching the two 6-foot-7 inch PF from Washington,DC and the DC Premier.  

Makhi Mitchell might be more polished of the two brothers but it's so hard to say since they are both highly skilled both inside and out. He showed good balll handling skills while finishing at the rim with ease. Makhel Mitchell, on the other hand, is more of a grinder who likes to take you in the post and score on the block, even though he can step out to 18 feet and knock down shots. Overall, these twins are a big problem when they are on the court at the same time.

K.C. Ndefo is about as skilled as it gets for a player at his position in the 2019 class. He is a game changer with the way he finishes around the rim, rebounds the ball and blocks shots. At 6'4", Ndefo has long arms, good hands and high-end bounce. He also has an effective mid-range game with good rotation on his jumper. The Long Island (NY) native is relentless with his high motor, and he is fundamentally sound in the post with his footwork. Ndefo looks to have the makings of a young Noah Vonleh with his skill set.

Pairing up with Ndefo in the frontcourt, Collins Onyeike has great length at the power forward position, with an ability to make plays down low. He is particularly skilled at creating space in the paint and putting himself in position to score the ball at will. Onyeike has a high motor and active hands at both ends of the floor. HIs athleticism and skill set make him a match up problem for opponents.

Evan Buckley is exactly what coaches look for in a point guard to run the show. He has great ball handling skills, court vision and a killer crossover. Buckely also sports a high basketball IQ, and a sweet stroke. His mid-range jumper off the dribble is nearly unstoppable. The Ashburn (VA) native has outstanding court vision, and he simply makes his teammates better when he's on the floor. It wouldn't be farfetched to compare the skill set this young talent to that of former NBA MVP Steve Nash.

Anwar Gill is a long, athletic wing who can score from anywhere on the floor. He is extremely hard to contain when he penetrates off the dribble. He sports a variety of moves, including a slick spin move in the lane. Gill also has a great stroke from beyond the arc, and he finishes around the rim. The DC native is a grinder on the defensive end, and a flat-out competitor on the floor.

Cameron Byers is a bruiser on the interior, who is highly skilled at finishing around the rim. He has a good face-up game and a variety of moves in the paint. For his size, Byers has very good feet. This allows him to have great inside position, while being able to guard multiple positions on the other end. The Baltimore (MD) native is as tough as they come. He models his game after Hakeem Olajuwon.

Jayvon Fisher is an athletic wing who is always in attack mode. He has high-caliber penetration skills, and he knows how to finish around the rim. There aren't many defenders capable of stopping Fisher with his quick first step. He also sports supreme leaping ability and a high motor. His ceiling is extremely high with his natural physical intangibles.

Chris Harris Jr. continues to make a name for himself as a pure scorer in the 2019 class. He is flat out lethal with his stroke from beyond the arc, and he is also very skilled with his pull-up jumper off the dribble. Harris is a playmaker on the wing, who always attracks the attention of the defense. The Garland (TX) native is very athletic, and his length and lateral quickness make him a lockdown on-ball defender.

Zarek Thomas is an elite shooter in the 2019 class, with his ability to make shots from anywhere on the court. He is especially lethal from long range, which explains why his teammates compare his stroke to that of Steph Curry. Thomas is also very skilled at penetrating and finishing around the rim. He is an asset on defense as well, with his lateral quickness and relentless pressure. Thomas is a very smart player and he takes the offense to another level when he's on the floor.

Tyrese Maxey is a high-caliber playmaker at the point guard position. He is a very good ball handler, and he has a nice change of pace off the dribble. Maxey is a smart player, who sees the floor in the halfcourt and in transition. He knows how to create for himself and his teammates. Maxey also has the ability to knock down shots from the outside.

(Contributing Author: Midwest Analyst- Derek Piper.  Dpiper@Future150.com)

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