Scouting the Frank: More From the Frank Spencer High School Tournament

Marcus ShockleyCorrespondent IDecember 27, 2008

James Blackburn was able to scout some games at the Frank Spencer Classic, and provided the following scouting notes for the match up between North Forsyth and Ashe County. Ashe features Tommy Spagnolo (PF/C, 6′7″, 2009), a Radford commit who had an excellent game:


Ashe vs. North Forsyth Scouting Notes

No. 4 seed Ashe County defeated North Forsyth in the quarterfinal game tonight 59-56. Ashe controlled the game from the start weaving, through North’s defense and press for layups and open shots. There were several players who stood out for both teams.

Tommy Spagnolo (PF/C, 6′7″, 2009) scored 19 points, grabbed 21 rebounds, and blocked 5 shots while controlling the middle for Ashe. Tommy is a strong/physical force that plays good D, contesting every shot, and rebounds exceptionally well on both ends of the court, boxing out on every shot.

He is a great shot blocker, blocking shots from the weak side as well as his own mans shot. He hustles and runs the floor. He has a consistent jumper with a range of 18 feet.

He is unguardable within four feet of the basket, using size and good post moves to score. He has good feet and hands and passes well out of double and triple teams which he often attracts.

Kameko Wells (SG/SF, 6′4″, 2009) for North is a smart player who possesses good basketball IQ. He is long and lanky and uses his length to get to the basket easily and finish. He has good ball handling skills for a 2 guard. He has good form on his jumper and gets good elevation off the ground when he shoots. He finished with 13 points.

Jairus Simms (PG, 6′1″, 2009) finished with 23 points and 10 rebounds for North. He has great ball handling skills and changes speeds and directions well to get to the basket at will.

He has excellent court vision and can create for other players after breaking his man down. He is a true scorer who can get his points in many ways; floaters, mid-range jump shots, layups, and three-pointers.



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    AAU Player Dies After Collapsing During Game

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