Grad Year / Position: 2016 – Forward
School / Hometown: Central Gwinnett (Lawrenceville, Ga.)
Committed College: Undecided
Stamps is a forward with a high ceiling. He could turn into a legitimate pick and pop or pick and roll threat. He has bounce in his legs to be able to finish at the rim while also displaying touch on his jumper. The real challenge for Stamps is the mental part. Locking down his concentration will be key for him to putting up consistent numbers.
Stamps is a versatile forward who has the ability to affect the game inside and out. At camp he showed that he could be a solid pick and pop option on the perimeter. Combine this with his long wing span, which allows him to rebound in his area effectively, and he has a world of potential to tap into in his senior year. His biggest challenge is developing consistency. Finding ways to be effective and efficient is most directly connected to his mental approach.
We got our first look at Stamps last fall at the EBA All-American Camp. Much like we saw in our first evaluation, Stamps uses his length to affect the game on both ends of the floor. Most notably at this workout he was able to alter shots in the paint and cause problems on the perimeter by using his arms to get into the passing lanes. Even though Stamps has good face-up skill we would still like to see him develop his ability to score over defenders in the paint. He would become a mismatch nightmare as a wing forward who could punish defenders inside and out.
Stamps is an athletic forward that made a good impression with our Elite Basketball Academy staff last weekend. The 6-foot-5 swing player moved well without the basketball and was also active on the glass. He showed the ability to leap quickly and keep rebounds alive in 50/50 situations. Stamps is best right now in transition where he has space to move and navigate. That coupled with his athleticism, he is a threat to finish plays through ready defenders. The next step in his progression will be to add upper body strength, which will help his explosiveness on both ends of the floor.
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Jonathan 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