Monday, September 14, 2015
EJ Jarvis is the DMV's Top Under The Radar Prospect
EJ Jarvis – One of the biggest and best UTR players in the country and the DMV can be found suiting up for the Maryland Playmakers. Having the opportunity to witness the development of Jarvis over the past few years we are convinced that our area has another special player in its midst.
EJ is that prototypical 4/3 that has college coaches and scouts alike intrigued about his potential. He is the latest example of the saying, "it's not where you start off, it's where you end up."
His frame oozes potential with extremely long arms and he is extremely bouncy. He can fill the lane and finish with authority or drain a 3-point shot now mostly off the catch, but witnessing his development we know it won’t be long before he’s doing it off the dribble as well. We noted that his shot is smooth and easy (gets great lift on his shot) and he has range out to 18-feet.
He is showing signs of being able to face up his defender and slash his way to the rim despite being 6-foot-7. In addition, he has the agility to play in the passing lanes, utilize his quick hands, and get the steal.
Versatility is his gift and blessing as a basketball player he showed he can score in a variety of ways all season and again against the areas best in the Coach Francis Classic. He is long, athletic, skilled and can be considered a potential high major prospect that’s loaded with upside.
He is so close to becoming a major problem for anyone that has to face him and he is so humble he has no idea as of yet - his secret lies in his ability to become a consistent performer on each possession, as when his motor is fully charged he is tough to stop or score on, on the defensive end. Overall and as scary as this may be, Jarvis is still very raw and once he gains strength and savvy which is a when not if statement his upside is immense. There is no such thing as a “can’t miss kid”, but this one is very close for success at the college level without question.