Lebron James Skills Academy – Event Recap

NewEnglandRecruitingReport.com | Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

Lebron James Skills Academy – Event Recap

Unfortunately, the New England Recruiting Report couldn’t be in Ohio for the prestigious Lebron James Skills Academy.  Thankfully, our good friend Jeff Goodman was on hand.  Goodman is the lead college basketball analyst for Fox Sports, a former national recruiting analyst for the scout network, and one of the most respected evaluators of talent in the country.   

Goodman on Alex Oriakhi:

“This was probably the most consistent I have ever seen him play.  This was his second year at the event so he appeared pretty comfortable.  He competed with high intensity throughout, against some pretty good big guys, and more than held his own.  He played tough, played physical, and had a very impressive week.” 

Goodman on Jamal Coombs:

“Being that it was his first appearance there, Jamal did a nice job of doing what he does well.  He was a little more assertive than he has been in the past.  He took it to the basket a little stronger and did all the little things that you sometimes don’t see people do at camps like these.” 

Goodman on Phil Pressey:

“The last game Pressey played was one of the best all-around games anyone had all week long…he was ridiculously good.  Some people were questioning his ability to play at the highest level in the first couple of days, but if you saw that game, you knew he could play anywhere in the country.”

Goodman on Dion Waiters:

“Waiters is funny because his body isn’t great so you think he is going to struggle, but to me, he is a smart scorer who finds a way to get it done.  His lack of stamina gets the best of him at times, but he can score, shoot it, get to the basket and overpower guys.  If he ever gets his body in great shape he can be one of the best players in the country.”

Goodman on Jason Morris

“He was a high energy guy who didn’t shoot it great.  He played hard, and I thought handled the ball well.  He didn’t try to do too much and even though there were games when he didn’t make shots, he was around the ball and using his athleticism and length to his advantage on the defensive end of the floor.”