Taking a look at a few up and coming soldiers.
6’3 So Guard – looks much longer now
Shaping into the mold of his younger brother Shareef, Shaqir will be the next O’Neal to garner big-time recognition. He’s still wet behind the ears and finding his comfort zone on the court. We watched him play against Campbell Hall Jan 15, 2019, and was very disappointed in his minutes and totally confused about the rotation and how he was being used. We feel that Shaqir should be playing lots of minutes and be allowed to grow his game under a rebuilding year for Crossroads. We couldn’t really gauge his level of play because of inconsistencies in the rotation. His stroke looks solid and he looks longer than a year ago. It will be interesting to see how he develops over the next two years and whether or not Crossroads loosens the reins on this young mans game.
6’3 PG 2021
Mater Dei High
Solid PG who has all the ingredients of a 5-Star elite PG. Top notch vision. Surveys the floor, able to hit shooters in their ‘sweet spot’ or make no-look passes for crowd-pleasing dimes. With his superior skill-sets, he does everything with ease and grace. Handles the ball with precision and craftsmanship. Gets to the bucket and scores or can pull up and hit the stop and pop from mid-range and beyond. Intangibles and leadership skills growing strong under Gary McKnight’s system. Learning to play the game the right way will only be an asset that catapults his game to the next level and beyond.
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