UCAAG Alumni Holmgren, Foster, Banchero, Davison and Hatfield Didn’t Disappoint
The May 7th All-American Game, held in Memphis featured some of the nations top seniors. Four of the top players in the Iverson Classic Game, including MVP Chet Holmgren, were standouts as sophomore’s in the 2019 UnderClassman All-American Game held in Atlanta.
Chet Holmgren (Gonzaga) showed the rare versatility of shooting prowess from deep, ability to create off the dribble, next level shot blocking ability and passing skills wrapped up in his 7’1” frame. Iverson MVP.
Michael Foster (G-League Ignite) continues to improve in all aspects of his game including his effectiveness from mid-post, offensive glass work, improved shooting range from deep and his ability to guard multiple positions. Foster (2019 UCAAG MVP) has elected to go to the G-League next season.
Paolo Banchero (Duke) showed the tools he’ll bring to Durham on his arrival at Duke. Effective off ball screens, whether rolling or popping, one of the best at clearing the glass and kicking up the floor, guards the paint and has good feet to guard on ball switches. Rebounds both ends and finishes through contact.
JD Davison (Alabama) showed his fit in the Crimson Tides uptempo offense. He pushes tempo as well as any guard in the country and will be surrounded by shooters at all times allowing for spacing to attack the paint – choose your poison.
Brandon Huntley-Hatfield (Tennessee) Committed to the 2020 UCAAG Game but due to Covid, game was cancelled. Hatfield has classed up and will be a Volunteer next season. He is physically ready for the SEC and showed his scoring ability with 14 points in the game.