Friday, September 2, 2016

Baller Alert: Connecticut's Travis Upchurch Is Officially In the Building

As we begin to really hone in on the class of 2024 Travis Upchurch is arguably the best combo scoring guard in the 2024 class. He is an intelligent player with great leadership skills and a coach's feel for running a team. He has great pace to his game and rarely puts himself in position to force a bad play. He has a short memory for good or bad plays and believes his next move will be his best move. His elite level athleticism and quickness combined with high percentage decision making are what sets him apart from his peers. He is a consistent 3-point shooter that forces defenders to play close giving him the advantage to penetrate into the paint; he is able to create and take the shot at this young age off the bounce easily. 

Defensively, he is equally as dominant. He understands angles and is relentless pressuring the ball. Great first step to gain an advantage on his defender. He is also a great drive, draw and kick passer when he attacks the lane at high speeds and he growing into a lengthly lane disruptor as well – we may be looking at the special and unique combination of elite scorer and defensive stopper a combination that every coach at any level wants on their roster.

Upchurch took home the MVP Award in his class at the Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp cementing himself as a upper echelon prospect moving forward but in addition to that Upchurch was also honored as the Best Prospect and if that wasn’t enough Upchurch’s camp team also took down the championship leading to a literal handful of hardware leaving DC and heading back to Connecticut with the budding superstar.   

Upchurch was a known commodity but this weekend showed the work he has been putting in and position him as a hire gun for anyone looking to add an assassin to their roster – look to hear a lot more in the coming months from Travis Upchurch this kid is definitely UP NEXT.

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