Scouting Report:Watauga vs. West Caldwell

Marcus ShockleyCorrespondent IDecember 31, 2008

Today’s scouting report is from Justin Shockley, who scouted Tuesday’s match up between Watauga and West Caldwell.

Scouting Report

Local rivals faced off in Boone on Tuesday in a non-conference match-up.

The game was a defensive struggle throughout, aided by poor shooting from both teams; however, some players were still able to showcase some of their skills.

Watauga came away with the victory in this low scoring affair, 52-49 in overtime.

Kendall Jones (PG, 5’8”, 2011), West Caldwell

Jones has great poise for an underclassman, with a quick first step and good left hand.

Jones shows a vastly improved shooting ability from last season and has a fluid release. While Jones is a pure PG, he has the ability to score by driving in or hitting the jumper and scored 37 points in an earlier contest this season.

His court vision is decent but sometimes inconsistent and he settles for jumpers too often at times. Jones finished with 15 points and six assists.

Overall, there is plenty of potential with this young player.

Yeaster Lewis (SF, 6’4”, 2009), West Caldwell

Lewis was forced to play out of position for most of the game due to West Caldwell’s lack of size in the middle, but slashed in for rebounds in the paint throughout game.

Lewis plays good help defense and attacks the glass on both ends.

He has a strong, athletic build and makes quick moves when facing up.

Lewis finished with 11 points, but needs to improve ball handling skills and interior passing.

Jeff Newell (PF/C 6’6”, 2009), Watauga

Newell played in the post for Watauga, scoring 22 for the Pioneers and showing a knack for getting the ball in a good position to score.

He lacks size for his overall skill set at PF/C but did show good touch out to about 12 feet and soft hands.

Newell showed several good finesse post moves and good offensive rebounding ability, but was easily pushed around at times because he only weighs about 185 pounds.