MLK Day at the ShoWare Center
by Transition Hoops Report
From the ShoWare Center in Kent, Washington, we checked out the MLK Day event featuring teams from the Seattle area and a team from Northern Idaho.
Relatively speaking, the talent at the event was down a bit when comparing it to previous years. However, we did catch some players that performed well and showed their potential to play at the next level.
If you are curious, here are our reports from previous MLK Days in Seattle.
2017 [CLICK HERE]
2016 [CLICK HERE]
2015 [CLICK HERE]
2014 [CLICK HERE]
Class of 2018
Kaden Anderson (6’7 PF Enumclaw HS, WA) – strong body that battles on both ends for loose balls and rebounds. Anderson has really nice footwork in the paint with his back to the basket, has a soft touch from the perimeter and uses a strong shot fake to get by defenders for crafty finishes. He would be an asset for an NAIA or D2 program.
Pa’Treon Lee (6’2 PG Auburn HS, WA) – strong bodied combo guard. Lee has good court vision, has a good feel for playing passing lanes and on ball defense, and is a strong finisher at the rim both off the dribble and in transition. He is a tough competitor that would be a good NWAC player.
Tanner McCliment-Call (6’1 SG Post Falls HS, ID) – strong body and very high basketball IQ and feel for the game. Tanner can really shoot the ball with a very confident stroke. He understands how to move without the ball to get open looks and knows how to get by defenders attacking closeouts to get to his midrange jumper. He would be a terrific NWAC player or a nice asset for a small college.
D’Angelo Minnis (5’10 PG Kentwood HS, WA) – good explosive step to the rim and laterally quick. Minnis has a nice perimeter jumpshot and a tight handle to get by defenders. He would be a very nice NWAC player.
Jacob Pfennings (6’7 SF Post Falls HS, ID) – strong, long, and athletic. Pfennings is a D1 basketball player because of the way he scores and competes but signed to play baseball at Oregon State. Best player we saw all day.
Sidney White (6’8 C Auburn HS, WA) – great length and moves his feet well. White can guard on the perimeter and protect the rim. He has a decent motor and would be a good project at the next level.
Class of 2019
Christian Zamora (6’4 SG Lynden HS, WA) – versatile player with good length, active hands, and plays hard. Zamora can knock down the 3 or get to the rim and score. He gets a lot of deflections and steals and is a good transition player. He is one to keep an eye on at a small college.
Class of 2020
Peter Erickson (6’6 SG Enunclaw HS, WA) – long body and has a high basketball IQ. Erickson is very skilled with deep range and a nice mid range jumper. He can handle the ball and has good footwork to get separation off the dribble. If his body continues to mature making him stronger and more explosive he could play at a very high level.