We compiled footage of class of 2016 Michigan commitment Jon Teske’s junior season at Medina and edited it into a five minute scouting video to show off some of his strengths and weaknesses before AAU play begins.
Teske is a legitimate 7-footer and that size and length translates into shot blocking ability. He’s a good defender around the rim and moves well from side to side to serve as a help defender.
Teske doesn’t have a vast arsenal of post moves, but he’s very capable of executing his set of base moves. He routinely catches the ball on the block and makes a quick move to finish over smaller defenders. There’s room for refinement there, but he should have the tools to be very productive on the block going forward.
Teske also showed the ability to step out beyond the three-point line and knock down open threes off the catch or pick and pop. The three might not be a shot he takes regularly at the next level, but he has a consistent shooting motion that saw good results. Perhaps his most surprising skill is his ability to pass the ball. Teske showed off some great vision and passing ability and fired off outlet passes, backdoor passes and kick outs to open shooters.
Room for Improvement
Teske still isn’t a great leaper. His size means that isn’t a huge issue at the prep level, but he’ll need to add elevation to his game over the next year and a half before his college career begins. He’s also just an average rebounder, despite his size. He rarely grabs rebounds outside of his area and doesn’t seem to pursue the ball as well as some other bigs. His hands appear to be above-average when catching the ball around the basket, but below-average when chasing rebounds, 50-50 balls and alley-oops.
He still needs to add strength and has the tendency to let smaller offensive players get into his body in close quarters, which can limit his one-on-on defensive ability. Added strength should go a long way toward improving his rebounding, hands and athleticism on the defensive end.