Thursday, January 23, 2020

Jahnathan Lamothe is the Big Man On Campus for the Nationally Ranked St. Frances Panthers

A belated Christmas gift for basketball fans is quickly approaching as two of the top High School teams in ESPN’s National HS Rankings prepare to face-off against each other in a highly anticipated matchup of local powerhouses  - #19 Poly (12-1 – Baltimore, Md.) and #21 St. Frances (22-3 – Baltimore, Md.)

Taking the stage that night will be one of the nation’s top freshman prospects, 6’4, SG Jahnathan  Lamothe for the #21 ranked St. Frances Panthers.  The strength John’s game is simply to get buckets. Lamothe has a unique size and feel with a knack on how to create space and find his shot while maintaining control – he plays at his own pace. 

He consistently delivers a solid percentage and always keeps the defense on its heels. He delivers on the defense of glass and excels with the ability to push it in transition and get into the paint where he can finish or locate a teammate showing the ability to make the right read and basketball play.   This has been his biggest improvement; coupled with him not being equally dedicated on the defensive end making him a complete player and prospect that can influence a game on both sides of the ball.

When the game slows down he's clever and instinctual enough to create his own scoring opportunities and find others. His range is deep and his release is quick. The understanding and skill and to play off screens and use his floater in the paint is impressive.

As a 6’4 guard the size and skill combination is impacting his class and national status – long defined by his deep range and quick release he has the confidence and ability to be an elite scorer. But what make him special is that he is one of the few in the class who can score from all three levels and include a floater. He’s had an outstanding freshman campaign and will shine this summer as one of the best combination guards in the country.

Scouts will be in attendance with his named circled when this long awaited match-up occurs in less than 48-hours on January 25th

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