Intro:Today I’m starting a new series on the blog,”Stars of the Future (Basketball)”,in which I will be breaking down the next college basketball and even NBA stars if it comes to that.
R.J. Barrett Intro:I’ve already done a post on Barett’s story (https://carterbhuffsports.com/2018/04/19/the-one-decision-that-led-to-r-j-barrett-being-the-number-one-playerin-the-2018-class/).Make sure to check that out but Stars of the Future breaks down the skills,craft of each player and a little story at the beginning that we scout.Starting off with the number one ranked player in 2018 class,R.J. Barrett.
R.J. Barrett’s story:After reclassifying from the 2019 to ’18 class,R.J. Barrett has dominated at national powerhouse Montverde Academy in Florida.Barrett moved from his home land of Canada to get a better chance at playing college ball in the US.Barrett eventually made the decision to commit and sign with Duke University along with five other five stars.
Scouting Report:Barrett is a long six-seven or six-eight Small Forward or Shooting Guard who is a versatile scorer.He is a very athletic scorer but moves well without the ball.R.J. can is multiple position defender and is very quick with his feet on that side of the ball.Barrett is the type of player who can step in with four fellow five-stars and still make an impact.Barrett continues to work on his jump shot and it has been greatly improved since he arrived at Montverde.