Tuesday, February 17, 2015

DMV Prep: London Hinton Jr. & Albert Jackson Explode onto the Local Scene

Name: London Hinton Jr.
Position: Point Guard
Program: Baltimore Elite 

Analysis:  Shows an excellent IQ for such a young player, looks to get his teammates involved while delivering the ball to his teammates in their scoring zones.  Has solid physical tools, size/length, to defend the position and with continued work Hinton has the potential to be one of the area’s special players.  Positional determinations at such a young age are somewhat difficult but the development of court vision, unselfish tendencies, ball-handling, and IQ/leadership are all skills that continue to translate up levels.  Once Hinton becomes proficient scoring the ball he will be a certified problem for the DMV.

Name: Albert Jackson
Height: 6’3
Position: Wing Forward
Program: Maryland Playmakers

Analysis:  High School Coaches this may be one of the best kept secrets in the entire DMV; Jackson will be making an impact at the high school level that will make his middle school career pale in comparison.  Jackson has three level scoring ability and five category contributor on the stat line.  His size and basketball frame makes him extra attractive and as a quickly improving athlete his upside may be impactful nationally.   His ability to put the ball on the floor in the attack zones as well as his transition and finishing skills are the exact skills that are converted at the wing position; combine that with his court stretching ability with his consistent 3-point stroke and you have a player that is very hard to contain for four quarters. Plays hard on both ends and uses his physical tools to create multiple problems on the defensive end both on the ball and as a weak side contributor.

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