COLLEGE PARK, MARYLAND -- We take a detailed look at Carmelo Anthony's game and his progress as a player. Anthony played a key role yesterday in helping Oak Hill Academy defeat Tabor Academy at the Morgan Wootten Invitational on the University of Maryland's campus.
6-8, 185 Pounds
Oak Hill Academy
Signed With Syracuse
Carmelo Anthony was the most skilled player we saw yesterday during three top matchups of high school programs. Anthony can dribble, beat his man off the dribble and shoot the jumper, and rebound.
Anthony scored 23 points and had 11 rebounds. Most of his points were scored on drives or dunks. He is also a very good passer. He rotates the ball nicely when he doesn't have a good look.
Anthony showed incredible body control. When it appears impossible to get his shot off, he does. He had some bad luck yesterday despite his nice production on the offensive side. Some of his drives were so pretty but the result occasionally was a ball that would roll out or around the rim.
Carmelo handles the ball like a point guard and is going to be a great player on the Big East level. He does have to strengthen his frame as he indicated to us in previous interviews.
Someday, he is going to be a great player in the NBA. But Carmelo should take some time to develop his strength and his game. If he does have the patience to play on the college level, his future will be even brighter once he lands on the NBA level.
Quote: "Carmelo Anthony has the best first step since Fred Astaire..." -- Tom Konchalski, East Coast based talent scout