Video: Carlton Brundidge Goes for 44 at King James

We will have plenty of coverage (both scouting reports and video) from the King James Classic over the course of the week but I wanted to post this video first.

We were debating skipping the Family’s 10:40 game on Saturday night and getting an early start driving home but we decided to stick around. Luckily Carlton Brundidge made the decision worthwhile, Brundidge scored 44 points in the nightcap and was simply unstoppable. The Ohio Running Rebels had no one that could stay in front of Brundidge and the fact that he was hitting his perimeter jumper was just icing on the cake.

The Family won the game and eventually made it to the finals on Sunday afternoon where they were knocked off by Ohio Basketball Club, 77-66. (Don’t hesitate to turn up the quality on this one, we gave the new HD camcorder a whirl down in Akron.)

  • maxwells_demon

    Nice camera upgrade! Love the pull up jumper. Wish we could FFW to 2011…

  • maxwells_demon

    Nice camera upgrade! Love the pull up jumper. Wish we could FFW to 2011…

  • SuperYooper

    Video looks great Dylan! the HD camera looks to be a great investment. Brundidge looked like a monster with Williams looking pretty good on D. Any update on Sykes?

  • http://www.umhoops.com/ Dylan

    Nothing on Sykes. I'll have a video of Amir from the whole tourney as well as a number of other Michigan targets.

  • AG2

    Carlton looks like a total baller. Any chance he gets upgraded to a 5-star for the class of 2011?

  • jsham

    Every time that I see more and more video on CB I come away more impressed with his play. To me I think he looks better than K Appling who is headed to MSU. Michigan has a real gem who is only gonna get better he still has his senior year to make even more progress and fine tune his skills. Also thanks Dylan for the videos you the man? By the way I heard that Sykes was told to take his time to decide before commiting right on the spot because of two reasons. 1- His gypsy like transfers thru the DPSL so make sure it's his place to call home for 4-5 years instead of transfering when he gets on campus. 2-I also still think if Thornton somehow decides to go to U-M Sykes will no longer be offered and the focus will be on 2011-2012 classes.

  • http://www.umhoops.com/ Dylan

    As I said in another thread… The thing that will likely prevent Carlton from jumping too far in the rankings is his lack of elite size/athleticism. I wouldn't be surprised to see him jump though, especially with his strong play early on. AAU is when the scouts can see him play and they have been impressed (cited multiple times on both major premium sites). He flat out produces and that has to count for something.

  • http://ufl.edu mattski

    Six feet–maybe he'll grow a little more? Barely gets off the ground, but he really bangs, seems indestructible. With some muscle on him he will be a load. And the ball just keeps going in the bucket. How do people see him being used?

  • JB01

    Opponents know he's taking it to the rack but can do little to stop him. 1,2,3 guys collapsing on him-doesn't matter. he'll help open up our offense.
    i think his ability to knock down jumpers is overlooked. his game is taking it to the rack, but being able to knock down open looks will help our offense.

  • maxwells_demon

    I think he reminds me a bit of Shelvin Mack.

  • Tim

    I love what i see from Brundidge but let's wait a bit before we say he is better than Appling. Hopefully he keeps improving and that debate can get a little more interesting. Hopefully he will make michigan state second guess there decision to push harder for Brundidge. Brundidge's dad let MSU have it in a few articles from what i remember for not recruiting his son harder.

  • Jeremy_C

    The next Sherron Collins!!!

  • GeorgeEsq

    Couple of areas of concern with Brundidge. Doesn't finish drives with left hand; forces too many of his drives. As Manny found out, you have to pick your spots more carefully in college than in high school, and it's tougher to draw fouls. I would like to see Brundidge penetrate and look for teammates more often. Nice to see him draining jumpers, though.

  • Wayman Britt

    Thanks for the film. Brundidge sure knows how to take it to the rim.

    Looking forward to have him join UM. I would sure like to get an early commit from Amir or Plumlee. That would make this season coming up a little more tolerable.

  • bl11

    GeorgeEsq- I saw possibly two times where he “forced drives” and he did dish a couple times. Its an AAU highlight so kids aren't exactly looking to rack up assists….especially scorers.

  • GeorgeEsq

    True, although I saw the same thing in the state semis. Don't get me wrong, I like Brundidge – glad we have him. I just see a couple of things that he needs to work on.

  • Brad

    little off topic, but Sykes tore up the Michigan high school basketball all star game, even with the likes of keith appling in the house…props to a poster at MGoBlog for the find… also interesting note about him possibly looking to come in 2011 instead of 2010…really hopin U-M can land him

    http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/isaiah-sykes-2011

  • Billiam

    after watching, this is my impression: he's a good shooter and dribbler, but still needs to work on his finishing. I will agree that he does put points up (he scored 44!!) but I still saw a lot of adjusted shots, blocked shots, etc. against a team that didn't look that tall. CB will put up points, he's a good player. But that doesn't mean that he shouldn't work on his hops more so that he can finish higher around the rim. Great performance, but his next step is to jump higher so that his shots don't get altered as much. Thoughts?

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  • jblair52

    Ok so what's the feeling – can he play PG at UM for Beilein?

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  • jblair52

    Ok so what's the feeling – can he play PG at UM for Beilein?

  • http://www.umhoops.com/ Dylan

    He's got a ways to go to be a point guard but he can certainly play the off guard and fill up the scoring column.

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  • MaizeNBlueJ

    The video really does look outstanding, and I'm not talking about the content of it either (although, that was fantastic as well).

    Brundidge seems to have that bulldog type mentality. He's stubborn and isn't going to let anyone stop him from getting what he wants. I like that. Hopefully he can bring it defensively as well. Obviously, we won't be able to see that during AAU season, but he seems like he's going to be a great pick up for the Maize and Blue.

  • SamGoBlue

    Yeah, I definitely have to agree that he could use a little development with the left hand. You never want to see someone who has to go to their dominant hand even when on the opposite side of the basket because the layup will be more prone to getting blocked, but other than that there is not a whole lot of specific areas that it looks like he could use much work on. Maybe a little bit of a quicker release and a little more air under his feet when he shoots, but I really like the looks of him so far.

  • Billiam

    Don't let his size scare you. I've heard he's up to 6'2, which most likely means that he's at least 6 feet, if not 6'1. That's good size for a point. Also, if Morris learns to shoot better he could move to the 2 opening up the 1 for Brundidge. That sounds like a far shot now, but assuming that CB only plays around 20 minutes a game his freshman year (which I don't know) that's 2 years of shooting development for Morris until Brundidge is a sophomore point guard.

  • http://www.umhoops.com/ Dylan

    Morris and Brundidge could play together but Morris would certainly be the one with Brundidge as the two. At this point Brundidge is a stone cold shooting guard. He's a bit undersized but he isn't a natural point and I think it would be better for him to play alongside a true point like Morris.

  • michigan hoops 4eva

    brundidge looks like a scorer for sure; not especially speedy, but he's extremely agile, and a little like manny harris, gets a good first step. Good to see that he can hit outside shots or drive inside with it.

    Most of all, he looks like a big ten player; scrappy, not afraid to take the foul, and tough. Overall this makes me excited to have him, hopefully he keeps improving all next year. GO BLUE

  • Billiam

    Don't let his size scare you. I've heard he's up to 6'2, which most likely means that he's at least 6 feet, if not 6'1. That's good size for a point. Also, if Morris learns to shoot better he could move to the 2 opening up the 1 for Brundidge. That sounds like a far shot now, but assuming that CB only plays around 20 minutes a game his freshman year (which I don't know) that's 2 years of shooting development for Morris until Brundidge is a sophomore point guard.

  • http://www.umhoops.com/ Dylan

    Morris and Brundidge could play together but Morris would certainly be the one with Brundidge as the two. At this point Brundidge is a stone cold shooting guard. He's a bit undersized but he isn't a natural point and I think it would be better for him to play alongside a true point like Morris.

  • Billiam

    I apologize for not making my point more clear. CB will guard the opposing team's 1 and play the 2 in the offense, while Morris will guard their 2 (the taller guard) and play the point on offense. On offense size isn't really that important, at least among the guards. On defense though, Brundidge will guard the other team's smaller guard (which is usually their 1). It's complicated, but I think that we can all agree on at least this as a fundamental game-plan for Belein.

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  • EchoWhiskey

    This is great, great content. Keep it up. A couple of camera tips:

    1) It looks like your white balance is off. Might want to tone down the blues a bit.
    2) Could probably stand to increase the exposure. The video is a little dark.

    Speaking from a photographers perspective here, so I'm not sure what settings on the video camera need to be adjusted.

  • http://www.umhoops.com/ Dylan

    I see what you mean about the blues and the color in general looking a little off. We'll have to play with it… Part of it might be the overwhelming purple nature of the gym. But I am no video expert, so we'll see.

  • EchoWhiskey

    This is great, great content. Keep it up. A couple of camera tips:

    1) It looks like your white balance is off. Might want to tone down the blues a bit.
    2) Could probably stand to increase the exposure. The video is a little dark.

    Speaking from a photographers perspective here, so I'm not sure what settings on the video camera need to be adjusted.

  • http://www.umhoops.com/ Dylan

    I see what you mean about the blues and the color in general looking a little off. We'll have to play with it… Part of it might be the overwhelming purple nature of the gym. But I am no video expert, so we'll see.

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