BrandonClayScouting.com: Prospect Eval – Juwan Durham – February 19, 2015

Class of 2016 post Juwan Durham of Tampa, Fla., could be one of the nation's best paint defenders. Read our evals here. Photo cred - Davide de Pas

Class of 2016 post Juwan Durham of Tampa, Fla., could be one of the nation’s best paint defenders. Read our evals here. Photo cred – Davide de Pas

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By: @JLHemingwayPSB & @BrandonClayPSB

Juwan Durham – (Tampa, Fla.), – Tampa Prep / Team Breakdown – 2016
Height: 6’10”
Position: Power Forward / Center
Committed College: UConn
Star Grade:
5-star

Date: June 19, 2014
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: NBPA Top 100 Camp (Charlottesville, Va.)
Much like our fall eval, Durham ran the floor and was impactful mainly on the defensive end of the hardwood. He affects, blocks and changes shots and is a specialist in that aspect of the game already.
Date: October 5, 2013
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: USA Basketball Developmental Mini-Camp (Colorado Springs, Colo.)

Durham’s length and athleticism reminds us of a young John Henson. Ironically, Henson also finished his high school career in Tampa. Durham, a class of 2016 graduate, is a legitimate option at the power forward position. We project the five-star caliber prospect’s skill set to allow him to knock down the open jumpshot as the trail post player in the secondary transition break. Durham hit a 3-pointer during the Sunday morning session in rhythm. He has a bit of hitch in his shooting mechanics but it did not prevent him from shooting the ball with confidence. Defensively, he’s got bounce to his step and was a factor guarding the inbounds as well as trapping the first pass during the press breakdown segment on Sunday. Durham’s longterm projection will depend on his willingness to affect the game on both ends as he did here.

Highlights of Durham complements of CityLeagueHoopsTV:

Coverage – 

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Brandon ClayBrandon Clay is the Executive Camp Director of the Elite Basketball Academy and the owner of Brandon Clay Scouting. He is on the Naismith Trophy Board of Selectors. Clay is also the owner of Peach State Basketball, Inc., and ProspectsNation.com. He serves Director of Scouting for the OTRHoopsReport.com National Scouting Report. Clay has been involved in the community since 2001 as an evaluator, event operator and trainer. 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