Monday Night Links

Dylan Burkhardt
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  • Bluebufoon

    Here is an update on Keegan Hornbuckle, a 6-6
    Wing player from North Hollywood, Calif. I know Coach Beilein recently scouted this youngster and he sounds like Beilein’s type of guy. This write-up was from

    Surprise Players

    Kennan Hornbuckle, 6-3, SF
    Senior, North Hollywood, Calif./Campbell Hall
    Hornbuckle scored the ball with great consistency throughout the tournament. He has nice range on his jumper that extends well beyond 3-point territory. Hornbuckle has an almost effortless jumper with a near-perfect follow-through, which also makes him a very good shooter from the perimeter. He also has very good athleticism and runs the floor well, which makes him a threat as a spot-up 3-point shooter in transition or as a finisher above the rim while running the break. He has good leaping ability and a good frame, which should work to make Hornbuckle even more aggressive on the offensive end, though he has a tendency to take a backseat at times. Hornbuckle has good quickness and can get to the rim, but needs to become a better finisher in traffic.

    Hornbuckle has good passing skills and will look for open teammates on the break in addition to half-court sets. He plays with a good amount of energy and gives decent effort on the defensive end, though he has the athletic ability and strength to become a defensive stalwart. He also needs to use his ability to create more offense for himself in the midrange area, using his leaping ability to shoot the pull-up jumper over defenders. As he prepares for the next level, he needs to become more aggressive and use his athletic gifts to impact the game on a more consistent basis.