Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Player Focus: C.I.A Bounce Double Punch

Richard Audu 6'4 G 2013

Rich Audu of the Henry Carr Crusaders is a crafty guard with extreme upside. Rich is a fundamental player who can play both the PG and the SG spot on any team. His lateral quickness allows him to shut players down on defense, and his explosiveness towards the basket makes him a difficult player to guard on a man-to-man defense. Much of Henry Carr's success this year can be laid on the shoulders of both Kenrick Lewis & Richard Audu. This 6'4 guard can lock it down on the defensive end with ease and also hit the open jumper occasionally. Throughout the season, I witnessed Rich heat up during a couple of games. He showed that if he was heated up, than he would be a force offensively. Although Rich plays on the powerhouse Team Takeover Canada, Rich can easily be compared to Jamal Reynolds on the other powerhouse Grassroots Canada. Both players are humble and hungry and their both trying to put their AAU teams on the map.

Rich Audu Highlight Reel

Isaiah Watkins 6'7 F 2013

Just like Rich, Isaiah also has major upside as he plays with great intensity and hustles on both ends. Isaiah is a vocal leader on the court, and he isn't afraid to throw down a poster dunk if you give him the opportunity. He rebounds great along the paint, and hustles for dead balls and tipped passes. He is the perfect role player to have on any team as he is still working on his offensive dominance. His Mid-range game is also very solid for a big man as he can pull up if let open. Just like Rich and Jamal, Isaiah can also be compared to Grassroots 2013 F Agunwa Okolie. Both players are humble and they both allow their game to do the talking. They both hustle and both can lock it down on defense. Although Agunwa is more of a go-to scorer, Isaiah should look to be more consistent on his jump shot and build more lateral quickness. Isaiah will be attending St.Benedict's Prep next year with Tyler Ennis.

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