Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Basketball Spotlight Tip Off Classic: NYC's Cole Anthony is Stuntin' Like His Daddy

Cole Anthony (2019) 6'1 Combo Guard NY Rens

Confidence is Anthony’s calling card as he both wants and demands the ball in pressure situations. He is a cold-blooded assassin that has the full package of offensive weapons at his disposal and plays without fear of failure. He has range out to 28-feet, uses the jab-step as well as any player in the country and flat out shoots the leather off the ball.

Sanding 6’1 with a developing frame that will be able to take a pounding at the next level of play and beyond – Cole threw down his first in game dunk at the Tip of Classic where he displayed a next level of athletic ability that doesn’t bode well for the competition.  Adding this aspect to arguable the nation’s best pure scorer only enhances what is already a tremendous package and sophisticated arsenal.  

What makes Anthony even more difficult to guard is that he intelligently moves well without the ball, knows how to utilize screens and pin downs to get open and has the ability to create space to get his shot off over bigger defenders and strong enough and quick enough to go around others as well he can utilize an entire post package face up game off the block which includes passing with precision and advanced court vision. He doesn't force things even when face guarded or double teamed.  

The next step in the progression in the young super star and son of former UNLV standout and NBA player Greg Anthony is his ability to move over to the lead guard position.  Anthony proved during the Tip Off Classic that he has the goods to play the position just like his father.  His great motor and constant attack mode will serve him well as a scoring one.  Noticed significant improvement in his ability to lead by example and for long stretches he excelled as the floor general for the New Rens team which finished a surprising 3rd place in the event.  He was productive in every way a five category contributor all weekend long. 

Showed excellent point guard instincts and is a good decision making skills as well as strong ball-handling, but what else would you expect from a NYC guard?  Tough may be an understatement for Cole – but one of the best in the 2019 class in completely accurate as is being one of the best players in the gym for the Basketball Spotlight Tip Off Classic.

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