BrandonClayScouting.com: Player Card – Cody Riley

Class of 2017 forward Cody Riley of Calif., earned a reputation as one of the strongest forwards in the class. More on the #BCSElite60 prospect here. Photo cred - Jon Lopez/Nike

Class of 2017 forward Cody Riley of Calif., earned a reputation as one of the strongest forwards in the class. More on the #BCSElite60 prospect here. Photo cred – Jon Lopez/Nike

Nike Elite 100. St. Louis.Cody Riley  (Chatsworth, Calif.), California Supreme / Sierra Canyon – 2017
Height: 6’8″

Position: Power Forward
Committed College: Undecided
Star Grade:
5-star

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 By: @JLHemingwayPSB & @BrandonClayPSB

Date: May 29, 2016
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: Nike Boys EYBL Session IV (Atlanta, GA)

Riley’s size and strength on the inside is well documented. Playing alongside Marvin Bagley III, Riley’s willingness to rebound allows Bagley the freedom to face up on offense. Riley is averaging 13.7 points, 7.3 rebounds per game. That said, he’s shooting at 46 percent which is an area he can improve on.

Date: December 19, 2014
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: City of Palms (Fort Myers, Fla.)

Riley played a lot on the block here today and drew constant double teams doing it. The impressive part of his game today was his ability to pass out of pressure and create space by using footwork and a power dribble. When the angles and the space did present itself, Riley was able to attack the rim consistently and draw contact to get to the line. He had a big day with 22 points.

Date: June 19, 2014
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: NBPA Top 100 Camp (Charlottesville, Va.)

Even in a gym full of stars, Riley stands out as only a rising sophomore. He finished with contact here and continues to show that he’s one of the nation’s premier prospects in his class nationally.

Date: June 18, 2014
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: NBPA Top 100 Camp (Charlottesville, Va.)

Riley made his presence known amongst a camp full of 4 and 5 star ’15 prospects as a 2017 player. In fact, many of those older PF had trouble keeping Riley from doing what he is best at doing. He is strong and powerful, especially when putting the ball on the floor from the elbow area. If he is not boxed out on the offensive glass he is an immediate threat to tip-dunk at any moment.

Date: June 14, 2014
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: Nike Elite 100 Camp (St. Louis, Mo.)

Riley had another top shelf showing here. He finished consistently with his left hand through contact in the open floor. He is showing a ball skill here that we weren’t able to see in Minnesota even changing directions to attack the basket.

Date: May 24, 2014
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: Nike EYBL (Minneapolis, Minn.)

Riley is a physical specimen at the power forward position. He is both explosive and an elite athlete. Riley’s build is large like NBA player Kenneth Faried. A left-handed shooter, Riley hit a 3-pointer here but is inconsistent from the free throw line.

Date: May 17, 2014
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: Nike EYBL (Hampton, Va.)

Riley is a left handed 4-player with a number of tools and talents that make him a legitimate 5 star prospect. He has a Julius Randle-like body at a young age and can face up and drive the ball hard like Randle. He is a force of nature when he gets going down hill. He lacks some intangibles right now in terms of game experience and giving consistent effort that he can certainly straighten out in the future years.

Highlights of Cody Riley complements of Courtside Films

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Brandon-Clay-Bio-2Brandon Clay is the Executive Camp Director of the Elite Basketball Academy and the owner of Brandon Clay Scouting. Clay is also the owner of Peach State Basketball, Inc., and serves on the Naismith Trophy Men’s / Women’s College Player of the Year Academy and the HS Boys / Girls All-American Team Board of Selectors. He is also the Director of Scouting for the OTRHoopsReport.com National Scouting Report. Clay has been involved in the community since 2001. You can reach him at BrandonClay@PeachStateBasketball.com
HEMI-HEAD-SHOTJonathan Hemingway is a National Evaluator for the OTRHoopsReport. Hemingway serves on the Board of Selectors for the Naismith Trophy. also He is also the publisher of CoachHemi.com. He has been involved in the community since 1996 as a coach, camp director and evaluator. You can reach him via email at JonathanHemingway@PeachStateBasketball.com and follow him on  twitter @JLHemingwayPSB