[B]Only a few guys have been around this summer. I have been shooting around and working out with the team everyday. I will give you some of my observations of what each player brings to the table.[/B]
[B]Dijuan Harris (PG) [/B]: Dijuan is going to be a breath of fresh air for the Niners at the PG spot. I beleive he will start the season out at PG and share minutes after Gerrity becomes eligible as his backup. Dijuan is a lighting fast point guard who excels at getting through the paint. He has a great shot for a PG. A lot more consistent than Carlos Williams was last year. He is a small at 5-10 But he has a lot of heart and a great passion to be a Niner. Hands down going to be the fastest guy on the court.
Phil Jones ©[/B]: Phil has gotten in better shape. He is working out hard and playing in pick up games with other division one Basketball players is definately helping with his confidence. Phils long arms (7-4 wingspan) and size makes him a rebounding machine. HE snags almost every loose ball that comes his way. He is still a lil raw on the offensive scheme. But hopefull all summer and playing against these guys will help get that confidence up. His stamina is in great position, and can only get better.
Gaby Ngoundjo (PF)[/B] Gaby is going to be the next great defensive player. Gaby is a solid 6-7. He also has tremendously long arms (7-3 Wingspan) Gaby is very soft spoken and has a passion for defense and prides himself on it. Gaby comes to us already in great physical shape. A summer with Preston is going to do him wonders. He will definately help contribute this season. Gaby is a lil raw on the offensive side, and doesn’t really look to score but when he does he throws it down with authority and has some great post moves. Our post this season is going to a lot more athletic and have the ability to block a lot of shots. Gaby gets two thumps way up!!
Anjuan Wilderness (SF/PF) [/B]Anjuan along with Gaby has the potential and the body to come in and help contribute right away. I consider Anjuan the next version of Jerrel Jamison. He is a 6-6 slasher and scorer. He is a freak athlete as well and can jump out the building. He has some tremendous dunks. Like I said I consider him to be the next Jerrel Jamision but a more offensive threat than JJ. He can knock down the permiter shot or get to the basket. Great personality. Name has all kinds of potential for fans to get hype with.
[B]Sean Phaler (SG/SF) [/B]Sean has been working really hard this summer. His confidence to play consistently at the division 1 level has finally arrived. During pick up games his doesn’t really get the ball much because he is a 6-9 SG who hangs out around the perimeter. But when he gets a high ball screen and rolls around the top of the key. He nails the 3 ball. Sean is definately not affraid to take it in the lane either for the Dunk if the opportunity presents itself.
[B]Charles Dewhurst (SF) [/B]Charles has been the most consistent in my eyes this summer. I believe him redshirting has helped him. During pick up games he is always involved in the action driving/penetrating/clean up man. Today he had a great Dunk off a miss shot. Everyone got lazy and he exploded to the rim. Charles is going to be more of an offensive threat as well this year.
[B]Jarvarris Barnett (SG) [/B]Jarvarris is going to be a work in progress. I do believe he will redshirt. Not because he is lacking in the talent. But I believe we are overloaded at his position and that it will do him well to sit back and learn from the guys ahead of him. He has shown some great spots this summer. He is a legit 6-5 or 6-6 SG. Give him time and will do big things for us. Just not this season.
Other guys who I haven’t seen this summer : Leemire, Ian, Mack, Coley, Lewis, Church, Gerrity,
Hope this helps wet your guys appetite.