Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Montez McNeil & Robert Diaz Have Mephobia

-Slam City/Loaded

How does one of the nation’s top national prospects improve his standing? Easy, by having a monster weekend of domination against elite level competition – if anyone has forgotten about the 6’4, 12 year old Monster of the Middle Montez McNeil please allow us to be the first to remind you he is still lurking as he man’s the middle for the one of the nation’s top 2020 teams, Slam City Loaded.  McNeil lead the team to a 57-46 championship victory over Team Takeover out of Washington.

McNeil impressed in transition where he ran the floor and finished with a power and authority. He showed an increased ability to rebound well in his area and outside of it.  McNeil who has always shown great hands is now commanding post space on block and looking to eat.  A pure back to basket big that reminds you of the old school bigmen of the Georgetown Hoya’s McNeil is mean and tough and his footwork is rapidly taking him to another level in the front court.

Showing the art of a true shot blocker Montez is now attacking the ball in the air post release and his presence in the paint should require a warning to enter at your own risk.  One of the youngest players in the 2020 class McNeil has become an immediate force on the low block offensively. Always a defensive stalwart he has become adept at scoring in the paint – he is keeping the ball high and is able to finish using either hand.  This level of improvement is what the nation has feared and it is upon us – McNeil’s time is now and it’s going to be a scary tale for anyone who is trying to deal with the big and getting bigger Monster.  The kid is flat out hungry and it’s time for him to eat – he plans to feed on any player standing in his way; be afraid be very afraid.

-Inland Froggs

Diaz is an athletic true scoring guard, an explosive scorer with an array of unique finishes especially on the break.  Diaz gets the job done with a quick first step, he is dangerous off the slash and also can hurt you with his in between game and floater package.   Has shown a great ability to work off the mid-range rhythm pull up and is effective with his high arcing threes off the catch and spot up.   The multi-skilled guard is also potent as a passer and handles the rock with dexterity, we like how he uses angels and takes advantage of defenders in space.

A tough hardnosed kid who has gotten the job done on the west coast is now primed and ready to make his appearance on the national stage and vie for consideration as one of the country’s best.  Don’t let the smooth taste fool you; Diaz is a vicious competitor who wants to be the best.  He works hard on both sides of the ball and is positioned to be a major face in the middle school game as soon as he gets the job done outside of Cali.  

There is little question if Diaz will impact the class when its all said and done – its not an if its simply a when and we can’t wait for the country to know what have already found out Robert Diaz - he is a special kid and special player.

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Jan. 31st & Feb. 1st 2015


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