2020 Watch - Prince Moses Feb 6, 2020 8:10:47 GMT -5 dadominate, Sons of Vaval, and 2 more like this
Post by WorcesterGray on Feb 6, 2020 8:10:47 GMT -5
I had the opportunity to watch Prince Moses in action yesterday, as Northfield Mount Hermon clashed with Cushing Academy in Ashburnham. A very good game between two of the perennial powerhouse programs on the New England prep scene, won by Cushing, 60-58. Pumped-up student crowd, very good venue Looks like the game is available on-line, and is well worth watching. Moses is #34 in white.
Folks with a better eye than mine may draw different conclusions. A few of my inexpert observations follow.
Moses is a sculpted 6-8, with a strong upper body - when he's finished developing, could look like Jehyve did as a senior. Good motor, ran the court really well in transition with long strides. Long-armed, agile and springy around the glass, elevated above the crowd on multiple occasions for rebounds (~12 for the game), and had a couple blocks. He seemed to free-lance at the defensive end on a number of possessions, jumping out on wings and guards, showed active hands (two steals, couple deflections), but lost his main assignment badly on a few occasions that cost a couple hoops.
Offensively, I guess-timate Moses was 3-9 (1-2), 2-2 FTs. In the half-court, he set up at the foul line - screened not just on-ball but for cutters coming across the top of the key, and was very physical doing so (floored one defender). Active and engaged without the ball. Posted up a few times, but didn't score that way - had a shot blocked, got tangled up and turned over otherwise. So-so hands, made one nice pass, from mid-post to corner. Shot a number of balls deep in warm-ups and missed them all - one make in the game, one brick. Good form at the line. Definitely a work in progress here.
Because he often seemed to be playing a one-man zone, I didn't come away with a clear impression of his fundamental soundness man-to-man. Likewise with his rebounding - his stat line was good, but came more from being opportunistic, rather than as a result of check-and-box technique.
His speed and athleticism would certainly be welcome here, but based solely on what he showed yesterday, we might need to be patient with him, especially at the offensive end. Hope to get the chance to see him again later in the month.