|Roach is Averaging 32.5 PPG playing at the 13U level|
As the proverbial middles school season draws to a close and high school coaches have secured their incoming freshman classes; the attention and focus has slowly but surely slipped to the class of 2020 and the next potential crop of elite players in this area.
One of the most sought after players in the class overall and at his position is point guard Jeremy Roach. At the 8th grade level there is little place for players to hide; some of the most elite struggle at this level because they lack a glaring aspect to their games. Could be the ability to play within structure as in the past they have been bigger, stronger, or more athletic. Could be their inability to make reads and understand the nuances of the game, physical strength sometimes also becomes a factor – nevertheless as high school coach become involved and potential circuit play and access get put on the table; games are critiqued at a much higher level looking for true skill sets opposed to bully ball tactics. The game is less about winning championships and more about positioning and creating the best opportunity for the player and family.
Roach continues to impress and position himself slowly but surely in that conversation locally and nationally. He is arguably the most complete guard in the DMV when all aspects are considered. Keep in mind that though he is competing against many reclassed and grade exception players as a true 13 years old Roach’s production is as good and/or better; especially when evaluating production and efficiency. His growth trajectory vs a player 12 to 15 months his senior only takes common sense to understand that at the same time in his span Roach likely will be further ahead and thus a very attractive investment.
|"Roach is the 2020 guard I'd invest in" says the Hoop Report|
-Can play above the rim with ease
-Great quickness in open court
-Shows sparks of intriguing court vision
-Makes some extremely creative passes at times
-Solid shooting mechanics. Makes 3-pointers with his feet set and off the dribble
-Only 13 years old