Player Card – MJ Cage

Class of 2016 post MJ Cage of Santa Ana, Calif., is one of the premier rebounders in the class. Read about his game here. Photo cred - David de Pas

Class of 2016 buy a term paper service post MJ Cage of Santa Ana, Calif., is one of the premier rebounders in the class. Read about his game here. Photo cred – David de Pas


088 MJ CAGEMJ Cage (Santa Ana, Calif.), Mater Dei HS – 2016
Height: 6’10”

Position: Center
Committed College: Undecided
Star Grade:


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 By: @JLHemingwayPSB & @BrandonClayPSB

Date: Febuary 8, 2015
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: Nike Extravaganza (Santa Ana, Calif.)

Cage has struggled to turn the corner based on his play at City of Palms and here today. He has good physical tools couple with the skill to be more productive than he’s been the last two times that I’ve seen him play.

Date: December 22, 2014
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: City of Palms (Fort Myers, Fla.)

Cage Jr. was good on the glass with 13 rebounds here though he struggled from the field going 5-for-14. He’s got good size on the inside but hasn’t shown yet that he can be a consistent threat to score the ball around the rim. He did have five blocks in this one protecting the rim against VJ King and Corey Manigault.

Date: December 19, 2014
best research paper services Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: City of Palms (Fort Myers, Fla.)

Cage seems to be rounding out his game well. He is still not an elite athlete, but he is good enough to compete against some of the nation’s best. The new part to his game was he showed he could hit the trail 3 or even the step out 3 from the corner. He had a nasty tip dunk on night one versus Webster where he finished with an impressive 18 points and 16 rebounds. The next night versus Harry Giles and Wesleyan Christian was not quite as productive as he finished 8 points and 9 rebounds. However, he is showing he can the job of high level frontline player.

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

Agree with Jon’s eval below in that Cage is a solid option on the interior. He showed himself as an option for defensive purposes and area rebounding. Cage isn’t a great athlete that has the speed right now to track down loose balls out of area consistently nor did he display primary best college paper writing service scoring ability in this eval.

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

Cage is one of those post players who can be a primary post defender on one end and by a secondary offensive option on the other. He does not need a lot of touches to be effective. He rebounds the ball effectively and can start the transition break with outlets. He showed nice touch on the mid-range jumper. He is not an exceptional athlete, but not a kid who will get you beat in that regard either.

Date: Febuary 1, 2015
Evaluator: Shun Williams
Location: Nike Extravaganza (Santa Ana, Calif.)

Mater Dei class of 2016 center Michael Cage Jr. was one of the more impressive players at the Nike Extravaganza. The son of former NBA standout Michael Cage held his own against some of the top big men in the country.Cage is a mobile post that runs the floor extremely well. He plays with great intensity on both ends of the floor and uses his hands to score with jump hooks and put backs around assignment writing service the basket. He is a good area rebounder on both ends and defensively he does a nice job of blocking and changing shots.

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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 National Scouting Report. Clay has been involved in the community since 2001. You can reach him at [email protected]

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 He has been involved in the community since 1996 as a coach, camp director and evaluator. You can reach him via email at [email protected] and follow him on  twitter @JLHemingwayPSB