NPH National Scout Elias Sbiet did an excellent job of illustrating the DO’s & DONT’s of basketball yesterday, when it comes to young prospects getting scouted (MUST READ).
That said, a key part of the game of basketball is also…BUCKETS.
At least that is what Kyrie Iriving AKA Uncle Drew will tell us…
In the following piece, we take a look at the Top 10 CYBL scorers, that can absolutely fill it up on any given night.
Top 10 CYBL Scorers (Grade 8)
Addison Patterson (CIA Bounce)
Size and length. Check. Ball handling. Check. Shooting ability. Check. Left hand, right hand, check. There are not a lot of things that Addison Patterson cannot do when it comes to the basketball court.
The Milton product is a lethal and gifted scorer who allows the game to come to him. Given that he continues to work on his overall skill set moving forward and stays hungry, bright future ahead.
Kobe Antwi (Burlington)
Kobe Antwi is a deadly offensive threat every time he steps on to the court. Antwi is a strong athlete, with a great build who runs the floor efficiently, and finishes in traffic very well.
Moving forward as his jumper becomes more consistent, Antwi will be one of the better guards in the 2020 class.
Shemar Rathan-Mayes (CIA Bounce)
Rathan-Mayes has the ability to get wherever he wants on the floor, with advanced skill–ball handling, change of speed, craft and tenacity make him a force in the CYBL.
That said, he’s not just a scorer but a playmaker, creating for himself and others; an exciting young prospect we look forward to keep tracking. As he continues to work on his shooting ability and skill set, SRM will be a nightmare for defenses. Will always have big brother to look up to.
Danzel Faraon (Bayan)
Danzel Faraon is the motor that makes the entire Bayan team run. The heady point guard has shown that he is consistently able to beat his man, especially on his right to left crossover.
Sturdily built, with an effective jumper, Faraon has been able to put up some big numbers (28pts vs. Mississauga, 26pts vs. Ancaster) this CYBL season.
Inaki Alvarez (YAAACE)
Besides being one of the best shooters in the CYBL this season, Inaki Alavrez has been able to contribute in all facets of the game. The YAAACE product has a great feel for the game and along with his high scoring games (30 points VS CIA Bounce) he has great vision and doesn’t mind mixing it up for rebounds either. The luxury of having Alvarez on your squad is when he needs to be the offense he can score, but when you want him to run the offense, he can also find the open man. He contributes in both areas at a very high level.
Mark Cadet (Ancaster Magic)
Mark Cadet can flat out score the ball. This lefty has great change of pace and speed and is a born scorer. Besides using his body to shield himself from opponents, Cadet also has good range on his jump shot whether it is coming off the bounce or stand still.
Shawn Lane (K-Elite)
When looking at Shawn Lane for the first time it is understandable for people to think that the kids already in high school; he is that physically imposing. However, I’m here to tell you that his smooth jumper and physical brand of basketball and tough rugged play hasn’t hit the high school scene…yet. Lane has led the CYBL in scoring for much of the season and if he continues to add range to his shot, he could be one of the better players in the 2020 class.
Paolo Malacad (Waterloo)
Paolo Malacad is one of the most complete scorers in the CYBL and has been within the top 3 in point per game this season. Malacad has a ton of tools at his dispense as he mixes in a great first step with a nice touch from the outside.
Jordan Persad (Can Elite)
With the injury to Cashius McNielly in week one, Jordan Persuad has stepped up in his absence. Persuad is a relentless bulldog type offensive player that loves to attack the rim. With a mix of a solid outside touch in his arsenal as well, Persuad will hear his name on the Canadian basketball circuit for years to come.
Scott Jenkins (UPLAY)
Scott Jenkins has unlimited range on his jump shot. This is something I assumed after seeing his brother (and his sweet jumper) Sam Jenkins lace them up for MacNab during the high school season. However, Scott brings way more than just a jumper to his game as the UPLAY star has been able to get to the rim consistently, using his floater in the lane as his number one finishing weapon. Jenkins also has a great deal of drive and intensity in his game, as when he is on the court he is always ready and focused on the mission at hand.
Jordan Andall (Vaughan)
A very skilled and fluid lefty, Jordan Andall is one of the top prospects in the 2020 class.
Standing at six foot one, Andall has shown the ability to both put in on the floor and finish athletically through contact, or rise up, usually off the dribble, and hit jumpers.
Going forwards, as Andall continues to improve his jumper and strength, the sky will be the limit for this stout Vaughan Panthers product.