Maverick Rowan, 6-7, SF, Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, 2016 High School Class
Rowan didn't have the most efficient tournament, shooting 38.5% from two and 27.6% from three, but he certainly impressed with his basketball IQ and role player potential moving forward. Rowan was very streaky shooting the ball during the four game stretch, but his percentages aren't necessarily indicative of the type of shooter he is.
The 6' 7 wing possesses tremendous mechanics, very good balance and a quick trigger that doesn't leave much room for error. Rowan isn't all that adept at creating space off the bounce but he can make a one or two dribble pull up versus a closeout or drill a triple as the pick and roll ball handler if the defender goes under. Needless to say, Rowan is going to shoot the ball at a high level and do a lot of nice intangible things to boot.
Where Rowan really impressed was as a passer and decision maker. He rarely turns the ball over and possesses excellent vision and quick instincts both from a standstill and on the move. Although he's not a primary ball handler, when he receives the ball on the wing in the half court or transition he always plays with his head up and sees plays developing a step ahead of the defense. Some of this has to do with Rowan's age and experience level (he's already 19) but he without a doubt possesses some of the best passing instincts for his position at the tournament.
Rowan also impressed with his instincts on the defensive end. He does a nice job making plays in the passing lanes and is a very keen off ball defender. Rowan does struggle staying in front of quicker, more athletic wings, as he's fairly hunched in his upper body, but his size and solid frame helps him space defend and cover ground on closeouts.
Rowan isn't a poor athlete he flew around and almost hammered home a handful of transition dunks and attacked an occasional closeout but he struggled finishing around the rim and should be considered an average athlete once he gets to the college ranks.
Rowan is still fairly one-dimensional as a scorer, but his size, shooting ability and overall basketball IQ should help him fill a role instantly at the college level and continue to develop his game from there.