Scouting Video: Zak Irvin at Adidas Invitational

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2013 Michigan commitment Zak Irvin tipped off the July evaluation period with a strong showing at the 2012 Adidas Invitational in Indianapolis last week. Irvin led the Eric Gordon All-Stars to the event’s semifinals and consistently led his squad in the scoring column, regarded by many as one of the top prospects at the tournament. Here’s a scouting video featuring footage of Irvin in opening superpool games as well as Saturday’s knock out action.

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  • Jay1999

    Ouch. Missed dunk.

  • gobluemd16

    Really like his game, he is very smooth, but does anyone else notice something weird about his shot? I dont know if it’s because he brings the ball down really low before he begins his motion or just has a slow release but it seems a little off

  • Ben

    He is a great get. His video makes Booker and Trevons video seem……well……Zak is better. I know hes older but still. I think Zak is gonna be a really good playa for us.

    • http://www.umhoops.com/ Dylan Burkhardt

      Sometimes interesting to look back at old videos.

      Here’s Glenn during the start of his junior year of HS http://www.umhoops.com/2010/12/11/video-glenn-robinson-iii-vs-crown-point/
      We didn’t have any footage from the summer before than, when he committed.

      Here’s some really old highlights of Zak
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqUjTNR5YnA&feature=player_embedded

      • DingoBlue

        I agree, it’s great to have video on kids and try to extrapolate to performance based on sophomore footage. But everything this early has to be taken with a grain of salt. I don’t recall anyone saying Derrick Walton would be a consensus top 60 prospect when he committed less than a year ago.

        That said, this is a good video of Zak. I’m glad we got to see some of his defensive effort at play as well as his scoring!

        • http://www.umhoops.com/ Dylan Burkhardt

          What you love to see, especially with young kids, is someone that’s improving their game. I don’t think there’s any question that Zak, Derrick and Mark are better players than a year ago. Devin Booker has improved significantly since last year when I saw him at Michigan camp.

        • Kenny

          Walton was ranked in top 100 by all three major scouting services. The consensus opinion last summer was that Walton is the best pure point guard among 3PGs that was offered. The other two were Monte Morris and Jackson, both consensus top 100 at the time and to this day. While most people on this board wanted Monte for his scoring ability and several other favored Jackson’s explosiveness, I was among the few who wanted Walton more. Did I know that he would be in Top 50 a year later, absolutely not, but I liked Walton’s game more than the other two.

          • http://www.umhoops.com/ Dylan Burkhardt

            Love all three of those kids games. Monte Morris is a flat out winner. Demetrius will make an impact wherever he ends up (Notre Dame?) and Derrick is definitely pure PG. Love the strides he’s made in the halfcourt since last summer.

  • Paul

    Wow very good player and athlete. I especially like how active he is on defense!

  • A2JD

    His shot looks like it was a little off that weekend but strong D highlights throughout.

  • geoffclarke

    Been a fan of Irvin for awhile. He has a very good skill set. After rewatching the last Devin Booker video, I definitely see some similarities. Those two would make a dynamic duo at the 2 and 3 with Walton at the point. In fact, all three are very capable of creating for themselves and others and get from point A to point B in a hurry. Add in Bates-Diop, Donnal, and McGary (as a junior), and we’re looking very good!

  • GregGoBlue

    Really impressed with Irvin’s development both offensively and defensively. He has expanded his skillset beyond simply being a shooter. He can pull up, attack the hoop, and has great vision. Not surprised he was so impressive in that open gym against the vets. Likely a candidate for the #1 player in Indiana, yes?