BrandonClayScouting.com: Player Card- Mario Kegler

Class of 2016 wing Mario Kegler of Jacksonville, Fla., blends athleticism and skill as well as any wing in the nation. More on his game here. Photo cred - Jon de Pas

Class of 2016 wing Mario Kegler of Jacksonville, Fla., blends athleticism and skill as well as any wing in the nation. More on his game here. Photo cred – Jon de Pas

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By: @JLHemingwayPSB & @BrandonClayPSB

041 Mario KeglerMario Kegler – (Jacksonville, Fla.), Oak Hill Academy – 2016
Height: 6’7″
Position: Small Forward
Committed College: Mississippi State
Star Grade:
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Date: December 4, 2015
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: Marshall Co. Hoop Fest (Benton, Ky.)

I was impressed with Kegler this weekend. His jumper is smooth and seems to have a nice feel for the game these days. He definitely has moved from a “an athletic wing with developing skills” to a “a skilled wing with good physical attributes.” He scored 20 points on 7/12 shooting to earn MVP honors.

Date: June 18, 2015
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: NBPA Top 100 (Charlottesville, VA)

Kegler reminds me of a cross between Chris Clarke and Malachi Richardson. He has more skill that Clarke, but is a strong/powerful wing. He showed a nice pull-up game to his right hand.

Date: June 18, 2015
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: NBPA Top 100 (Charlottesville, VA)

Kegler has great size on the perimeter. He does a little of everything from a scoring perspective serving as a slasher and a jump shooter. Kegler is one of the more well rounded scoring threats in the class in that regard.

Date: December 5, 2014
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: Marshall County Hoop Fest (Benton, Ky.)

Kegler reminds me of Danjel Purifoy (AL-15) who signed with Auburn, but I saw more skill from Kegler in this setting that I’ve seen from Purifoy in past evaluations. Kegler shot the ball well from beyond the arc while also being athletic enough to attack the basket in transition. He will rebound his position. Day two of this classic saw Kegler score 30 in a match-up versus Huntington Prep. That game was very loose and up and down while being played after midnight. The previous night Kegler only scored 14 on 5/13 shooting versus Carlisle School’s 2-3 zone.

Date: October 11, 2014
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: John Lucas Invitational (Louisville, Ky.)

Kegler is a strong, slashing option at the wing position. His size will let him play either spot with a style of play similar to Dwayne Bacon (FL-15). Kegler isn’t as aggressive a scorer as Bacon but has a similar tool set to work with skill wise and physically.
Highlights of Kegler courtesy of Courtside Films:

Mario Kegler Mixtape @ John Lucas Midwest Invitational from Johnny Hines on Vimeo.

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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

Jonathan HemingwayJonathan 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