Friday, August 28, 2015

Caleb Furst 2021 Hoop Star from Hoosier State Dominates will vie for top spot in Country

We have totally fallen in love with the bigman from the mid-west; we have had an eye on him for several years and have been impressed from the first time we laid eyes on him – his continued growth only raises his value, trajectory, and ceiling.  

After a stellar season in the NYBL Caleb was voted First Team All-League; fast forward to August 2015 and Furst would also receive and accept an invitation to the Middle School All-American game and complete his weekend at the Basketball Spotlight Future Phenom Camp.

With so much to love about Furst we will work from the bottom to the top; Furst has phenomenal feet; he shows good leverage (plays wide with bent knees) and punishes defenders with a sophisticated set of moves that many high school and college players do not possess.  His feet and footwork as a back to the basket if rivaled by no one on the country – not only is he the best he is the best by a large margin.  

Moving to the frame, length, and size Furst is pushing 6’3 already and has shown (physically) consistent growth; the entire weekend competing against the nation’s best Furst dominated the paint and his battles in the MSAG & Spotlight Camp with fellow big Donnell Harris were epic and depressing for any trying to entertain any thoughts of establishing anything in the paint.  Furst shot blocking skills combined with his ability to keep the ball in play while doing so shows skill, savvy, and intellect when it comes to approaching the game.

Caleb moves very well, and is an outstanding combination of size, skill and athleticism. He is one of the few players in the country that excels both in transition as well as in the half court set. In transition, he can fill the lane and finish and in the half court set he knows how to establish position receive with both hands, finish with both, and we were thoroughly impressed with his passing ability hitting cutters, shooters right in their shooting pockets, as well as outlets to start the break. 

Solid mechanically with the shot and from the free-throw line; the face up progression and putting the ball on the floor from the extended post, mid-post, and shot corner are his next high level progressions.  With such a fundamentally sound footwork game already we expect Caleb Furst to be a terror, a problem, and one of the top players in the class for years to come.

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