Evans' Takeaways: Ten predictions from the Oladipo Skills Academy
The Victor Oladipo Skills Academy brought together some of the top talent that the nation has to provide. While we did our best to appreciate the here and now, let’s take a look five years in advance and project ten not-so-crazy predictions from out times in the nation’s capital.
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1. Noah Locke will have scored over 1,500 points in college. A shot-making connoisseur, Locke, if he finds the right system in college, could be a double-digit scorer for more than two seasons of college ball. He is elite at getting buckets.
2. Villanova will win over 100 games and have made at least one Final Four with Cole Swider on the roster. Nothing changes on the Main Line as Swider gives Jay Wright the ideal small ball power forward that can make shots but also defend various positions.
3. Jeremy Roach is named a McDonald's All-American. A 6-foot-1 lead guard and member of the 2020 class, it says here that Roach will become the next illustrious recruit out of the loaded DMV region.
4. Talen Horton-Tucker becomes the next darling, positionless college basketball star. In the mold Draymond Green and Georges Niang, Horton-Tucker is as unique as they come with the potential to become the face of a winning high-major program.
5. Nate Tabor gets at least one of his highlight reel dunks on Sports Center. There is more than just electricity with the 2020 recruit as he tracks as an elite prospect but his high-wire dunks are no laughing matter.
6. Stony Brook will place Miles Latimer on the American East postseason all-first team. A tremendous addition for Jeff Boals' program, Latimer has the chance to carry the baton for the Seawolves over the next few years.
7. Luther Muhammad wins a conference defensive player of the year award. The 2018 four-star guard has a dog-like mentality, motor and strength and should impact a high-major program immediately, at least on the defensive end.
8. Paul Mulcahy makes it cool to go to Rutgers. The hiring of Steve Pikiell has already been a success but a commitment from Mulcahy enables Rutgers to secure other Rivals150 talent in the years ahead.
9. Sloan Seymour averages over two 3-point jumpers per game during his career. Being recruited from the low-major realm and all the way up to the highest level, Seymour is one of the best perimeter shooters in high school ball. His skillset translates seamlessly into the college realm.
10. Team Takeover will win the famed Nike Peach Jam before 2020 rolls around, thanks to a loaded cupboard of rising talent such as Hunter Dickinson, Jeremy Roach, Earl Timberlake and Casey Morsell leads the way.