Player Eval: Xavier Samuels

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2020 – Xavier Samuels,

Central Dauphin East (Harrisburg)

6-3, Forward

Samuels is a pure athlete that projects as a wing at the next level.  To date his defense is light years ahead of his offensive arsenal.  An ultra competitive warrior who makes his living around the rim and cleaning up the glass against 2020’s.  Xavier is a relentless defender, capable of guarding the 1-4 in H.S.  Offensive development will be the key for Samuels, unless a drastic growth spurt occurs, to determine his future collegiate level.  He will need to continue to work on his ball handling, ability to get to the rim off the bounce and shooting touch to ensure he is not your typical “tweener.”  Any acceleration in his perimeter development over the next few summers along with increased basketball IQ from playing and he is a probable money kid.  All the God-given tools are here, it will be nothing more than time and energy in a gym to mold the clay into a scholarship worthy thing of beauty.

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