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Jordan Brand Classic opponents give their scouting reports on three future Kentucky Wildcats

Jordan Brand Classic

Jordan Brand Classic

The high school All-American circuit continues today with the Jordan Brand Classic live in Las Vegas, and once again, the Kentucky Wildcats are represented well.

Kentucky signees Tyrese Maxey and Keion Brooks Jr., along with forward commit Kahlil Whitney, are all competing in the event. Kentucky matches Duke for the most competitors in the event with three representatives.

Over the course of each of their recruitments and after their commitments, we’ve broken down their games extensively here on KSR. We’ve also gotten player breakdowns from some of the top recruiting and draft analysts in the game.

Instead of getting the same ole recycled analysis, though, I decided to ask some of the individuals that know their games the best to give a fresh scouting report on each of the future Wildcats.

At Jordan Brand Classic Media Day on Friday afternoon, I talked to some of their opponents and fellow five-star peers to break down their games with some of their biggest strengths and weaknesses.

The participants? Five-star point guard Cole Anthony, Georgia signee Anthony Edwards, and Indiana signee Trayce Jackson-Davis.

Cole Anthony

On Tyrese Maxey…

Tyrese Maxey is an extremely versatile two-way player, can score on all three levels. I’d say his weakness is that he’s erratic at times, but I’ve got nothing but positive things to say about him. It’s always a battle when we play against each other. To stop him, I’d have to try and make him feel uncomfortable without the ball and just pressure him.

On Keion Brooks Jr…

Keion Brooks, I’d say one of his weaknesses is that he can be erratic at times too. But he can really score the ball, can really shoot it, freak athlete. Nothing but positive things to say about him either.

On Kahlil Whitney…

Kahlil Whitney, I think his weakness is that his motor, at times, is questionable. Just whether or not he wants to play sometimes. But he can shoot it, freak, freak athlete. When he competes, he’s really, really good.

Anthony Edwards

On Tyrese Maxey…

Tyrese Maxey, he’s cold. I mean to me, every dude that’s committed to Kentucky is really good. But Tyrese can really shoot, and his floater is unstoppable. He’s hard to stay in front of.

On Keion Brooks Jr…

Keion Brooks is like a big guard, nice pull-up jumper, athletic. I mean, he’s taller than me, but I’m stronger than him, so I’d have to impose my will against him.

On Kahlil Whitney…

Kahlil Whitney is so strong, he’s just a dog. He wants to score at will, so it’s hard to stop him. I’d have to just not let him post me up, can’t let him body me. I mean he’s so strong and physical.

Trayce Jackson-Davis

On Tyrese Maxey…

Tyrese is an explosive guard, can shoot up to like 40 feet. He’s just crazy. Stopping him, you’re going to have to jam him, make him drive. He can come at you both ways, so it’s going to be hard to stop him regardless. He’s got a nice floater, so you’ve got to try to take that away from him. You’ve got to meet him at the rim, time it just right. His biggest strength is definitely his jump shot, he can shoot it anywhere on the floor. As far as a weakness, I’m not really sure, but I’d guess I’d say his passing ability.

On Keion Brooks Jr…

He can be a bang inside, bang outside player. He’s worked on his shot so much this year, so it’s gotten a lot better. If anything, I’d say he needs to work on his handle a little bit, tighten that up. But that’s about it, he’s really good.

On Kahlil Whitney…

Kahlil is an explosive guard, 6-foot-6, 6-foot-7, probably has a 38 or 39-inch vertical. He’s crazy high. His skillset is that he can come off the wing, pull-up jumper, bang with you down low. He needs to keep working on his 3-point shot, just keep it consistent, but that’s not even bad either.


Article written by Jack Pilgrim

Follow me on Twitter: @JackPilgrimKSR

13 Comments for Jordan Brand Classic opponents give their scouting reports on three future Kentucky Wildcats

  1. Bobbum Man
    9:28 pm April 20, 2019 Permalink

    Any word yet on Jai Lucas?

    • addyjaxlarkin
      10:10 pm April 20, 2019 Permalink

      I believe him and Patterson are a combo deal so keep your ear open if you hear anything about Patterson chances are that’s where Lucas is headed.

  2. Bobbum Man
    9:30 pm April 20, 2019 Permalink

    Also, I don’t know how anyone is supposed to use this site without getting ad blockers etc… tried to pull it up on my work computer and it’s literally a never ending sea of ads, can’t even get to the login button because the ads just keep popping up never allowing you to scroll down… insane how many ads you’ll push on each page, I started to count and stopped when I hit 40…… 4.0!!!

    • Ez21
      10:09 pm April 20, 2019 Permalink

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    • Smyrna_Cat
      10:15 pm April 20, 2019 Permalink

      Or use an ad-blocker.

    • CATandMONKEY
      10:45 am April 21, 2019 Permalink

      He said work computer.

      The app is TRASH.

      AD blocker use is the only way to navigate this site.

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  3. Smyrna_Cat
    10:09 pm April 20, 2019 Permalink

    So who are the three in the photo?

    • Ez21
      10:09 pm April 20, 2019 Permalink

      Brooks Whitney and someone

      11:22 pm April 20, 2019 Permalink

      The other guy is samuell Williamson he signed with Louisville

    • Smyrna_Cat
      10:13 pm April 20, 2019 Permalink

      I was just wondering how hard it would have been to actually show the three players you were talking about. I didn’t know the guy on the right. So I am amazing that is a canned photo from somewhere?

    • Smyrna_Cat
      10:14 pm April 20, 2019 Permalink

      Thanks Ez

    • Smyrna_Cat
      12:30 am April 21, 2019 Permalink

      Thank you BLUE WHITE …

  4. BBNJustin
    12:34 am April 21, 2019 Permalink

    Great article. I love hearing their peers’ scouting report. It’s honest and not coach talk.