Price-Martin steals the show
Fifteen-year-old PF Malik Price-Martin stood out at the adidas Sunshine Showcase
By Paul Biancardi ESPN Recruiting Archive
BOCA RATON, Fla. -- The adidas Sunshine Showcase, administered by the national director of USSSA Conrad Foss, was loaded with the best players in South Florida and displayed some of the up-and-coming talent, as well as diamonds in the rough throughout the fertile Sunshine State.
Malik Price-Martin (Miami Gardens, Fla./Monsignor Edward Pace)
2013, PF, 6-foot-9, 185 pounds
Team: Florida Rams
To be impressed by a 15-year-old speaks volumes about him and his potential. Price-Martin has a wide variety of offensive skills with a long and lean body. He scores the ball in the high post by driving to the basket or hitting a jumper. He also demonstrated the the range to step out and shoot the 3. However, he needs to stay low when handling the ball and "clip the hip" of his defender to score the ball more effectively on his drives. Price-Martin will also attack the offensive glass and try to score second-chance points. Defensively, he changes/blocks shots with his wingspan and body length. When he rebounds on the defensive end, teams must be wary of his ability to use a bust-out dribble and go coast to coast. As he gets stronger and develops his already-advanced skill, he will be an ideal small forward. This young man is also very coachable and mature, which will serve him well both on and off the court.
Martin Receives Third Offer..................Martin, who is the half brother of Buckeye verbal Jeremy Cash, visited for the Miami game. Miami and South Carolina have also offered. Will visit tOSU during the basketball season.
2013 6'9 185 F from Miami, FL
Considering: Ohio St, Miami, South Carolina
Strengths: Price-Martin has a wide variety of offensive skills with a long and lean body. He scores the ball in the high post by driving to the basket or hitting a jumper. He also demonstrated the the range to step out and shoot the three. Price-Martin will also attack the offensive glass and try to score second-chance points. We love the way he can score points with size and skill. When he rebounds on the defensive end, teams must be wary of his ability to use a bust-out dribble and go coast to coast. Defensively, he changes/blocks shots with his 7' wingspan and body length. No one should ever feel comfortable with break-away lay-ups with his ability to block shots from behind.
Overall body strength is much needed and will happen in time. On the court he needs to stay low when handling the ball and "clip the hip" of his defender to score the ball more effectively on his drives. His 3-point shot needs more range and accuracy, the only way this happens by spending countless hours on shooting drills. When you evaluate the mechanics of his stroke you can envision the improvement in his jumper.
His versatility is what's so impressive at such a young age. His long arms combined with a high skill level that includes knocking down 15' jump shots with a feathery touch and good ball handling bring back thoughts of Anthony Randolph from LSU. This young man is also very coachable and mature, which will serve him well both on and off the court. The sky is the limit for him as he already has high major schools beating down his door.
sounds like if he develops a 3 point shot he could be the #1 player in 2013, the reason why Ohio St fans should feel good about our chances? he is Jeremy Cash half brother, Cash is a football recruit for our Buckeyes. plus we are the best school on his "Considering" list according to ESPN by far and away, he sounds alot like Perry Jones, except he has the work Ethic Jones doesnt
USA Basketball announces '11-'12 Developmental Team
March 24, 2011Mar 2401:10AM PDTUSA Basketball announced on Thursday the 24 top 16-and-under players in the country who will make up the 2011-12 USA Men's Developmental National Team.
18 of the players participated in the Oct. 2010 USA Developmental National Team mini-camp.
The roster features top freshman and sophomores including:
Shaqquan Aaron (Mater Dei H.S. / Apple Valley, Calif.); Larry Austin (Lamphier H.S. / Springfield, Ill.); Anton Beard (Parkview Magnet School / Little Rock, Ark.); James Blackmon, Jr. (Bishop Leuers H.S. / Fort Wayne, Ind.); Dominique Collier (Denver East H.S. / Denver, Colo.); Stephen Domingo (St. Ignatius Prep / San Francisco, Calif.); Conner Frankamp (Wichita North H.S. / Wichita, Kan.); Aaron Gordon (Arch Bishop Mitty H.S. / San Jose, Calif.); Dakari Johnson (St. Patrick H.S., N.J. / Brooklyn, N.Y.); Stanley Johnson (Mater Dei H.S. / Fullerton, Calif.); Tyus Jones (Apple Valley H.S. / Apple Valley, Minn.); Jahlil Okafor (Whitney Young H.S. / Chicago, Ill.); Jabari Parker (Simeon H.S. / Chicago, Ill.); Malik Price-Martin (Monsignor Edward Pace H.S. / Miami, Fla.); Theo Pinson (Oakridge Military Academy / Greensboro, N.C.); Jordan Swopshire (Fort Zumwalt South H.S. / Ofallon, Mo.); Charles Tucker (Lansing Eastern H.S. / Lansing, Mich.); Johnathan Williams (Southwind H.S. / Memphis, Tenn.), Beejay Anya (DeMatha Catholic H.S. / Hyattsville, Md.); Trey Lyles (Arsenal Technical H.S. / Camby, Ind.); Kendrick Nunn (Simeon H.S. / Chicago, Ill.); Jimmie Taylor (Greensboro H.S. / Greensboro, Ala.); Paul White (Whitney Young H.S. / Chicago, Ill.) and Isaiah Whitehead (Lincoln H.S. / Brooklyn, N.Y.).
The 24 players will vie for 12 spots on the USA U16 National Team. The team will be selected during training camp, which takes place June 10-18 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.
The 2011 FIBA Americas U16 Championship will be held July 21-25 in Leon, Mexico.
First i wanna say WTF? is this Football? (first 35 seconds)
but the boy gets after it on D and has good touch all over on offense, now i see why he's a top 15 kid for 2013, he will probably be a 4 here but i think he could easilly be a 3 pretty quick for a 6'9 kid
but i think he could be as high as 4th (Behind Randle, Parker and Chris Thomas) at the end of the 2013 year, just hope he's in S&G