2022 Fall Preview Team Five Breakdown
SUWANEE, GA—We’re keeping the momentum going with our breakdowns of each Fall Preview team with a look at team five.
Slappy displayed his excellent ball-handling skills and feel for the game throughout the day. The 6-foot guard plays with a nice pace to his game and knows how to get others involved. He also excelled at probing around the lane and finding open windows for scoring opportunities. Slappy seems like a promising young find from the event.
Mike White is going to be a name to watch at Mountain View this season. He’s a strong guard who can play through contact when attacking the basket. Off the dribble, White can get paint touches and score or dish the ball to open teammates. He showed that he can knock down open jumpers too. A junior season is a big one to build momentum going into a final season of AAU ball, and White looks like he’s ready to have one that will get him some attention.
There aren’t many players that understand the importance of using size and strength quite like Green. The strong, 6-foot-3 forward was a nightmare for opposing defenders in the paint with his combination of strength, quickness, and explosiveness. Green has no issue finishing through defenders at the rim, as that was where the majority of his points came from. I like him as a productive, below-the-rim forward.
Lindsay had the basketball on a string all day and commanded his team with the ball in his hands. The slippery point guard was nearly impossible to stay in front of on defense – just ask all the other players in attendance. Lindsay was also a menace on defense, providing consistent ball pressure throughout the day.
A big-time energy player, Martin is someone who can bring an infectious presence to the floor. That energy can radiate throughout his team after a big dunk or block which can come frequently because of Martin’s bounce and athleticism. He pursues the ball aggressively off the glass, and he’s a terrific defender. Martin is more physical than most players, and that really shines when he’s assertively attacking the basket.
It looks like Bennett Dooley has grown and added to his frame since we last saw him at a fall camp. He is still quick and plays with some athleticism. Dooley is a nice defensive player. He brings it on that end of the floor. He’s shown the ability to shoot the ball with some distance. He’s a guard who has incrementally gotten better, and by this time next year, he could hit another level in his development.
Trey Shephard was one of the camp’s top performers. You can read more about him here.
If there’s one thing we’ve come to seee out of the Dooleys is that they’re all guards with some speed. Brennen is someone who combines speed with a good motor. He uses that pairing to his advantage on both ends of the floor. He’s pesky on defense and had nice moments on offense. We can’t wait to see where he’s at a year from now.
6-foot-5 physical, strong forward. He’s great on the glass by utilizing his body to force people out of position. Good finisher around the basket. Hodgson was able to connect on some mid-range jumpers as well. His value best comes around the basket as an enforcer presence.