Wednesday, April 6, 2016

The 6 Degrees of Purple - Malcom Dread & Myles Stute

Malcom Dread just oozes potential at the wing position. The willowy 3-man runs like a deer, handles the ball like a guard, and is developing catapult-like explosiveness around the basket.   We have noted a very quick 1st step and he has a nice floater as well. He rebounds well inside and outside his area and can lead the break due to his nifty handle and astute court vision. He handed out a number of high-level passes this past weekend in Pennsylvania leading his team with running mate Keno Lilly to a championship where he also showed he can step out and knock down the 3-point shot.

Dread like his big-brother who is starring for the Gonzaga Purple Eagles is developing into one of the elite wing prospects in the country. If he is willing to work on extending his perimeter shooting range, ball skills and decision making his upside is tremendous. WCAC schools, IAC schools, and a host of others are monitoring his progress.

Myles Stute starred for Minneapolis Fab before dropping anchor in the DMV; Stute immediately showed his tremendous and diverse skill-set while standing a versatile 6’5.  Stute is a combination forward that runs the floor and can finish well around the rim.

He is an exceptionally good scorer that can hit the open jumper well beyond the strip by spotting up or when he receives kick outs created by dribble penetration – without question he must be considered one of the best shooter in the class in the area. Stute has also shown the ability to hitting the mid- range shots mostly off the catch but we have seen him work off the deck as well. He clearly  has three point range and gets his share of area rebounds. He creates some match-up problems because he can stretch the defense with his shot making ability especially when he has a size advantage or when playing the power forward position.
Overall this combination forward has good upside. Myles proved that he can also serve as a good pressure free ball handler and rebounds well in his area. We like that he communicates, plays with good energy, effort and competes each possession.  Since he is new to the area, we are such any institution would be interested in his services but he is already spoken for – as Stute will be suiting up for the Gonzaga Purple Eagles in Washington, DC.

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