Jul 27, 2011

Coming Out Party..................

Two of Cincinnati's finest 2012 prospects picked the perfect time to play their best basketball as Rozelle Nix (Withrow C) and Malcolm Smith (Princeton SG) have raised their games, and their GameTime Magic team, to the next level in Orlando at the AAU Super Showcase.
Rozelle Nix

Nix, who stand 6'10 and has massively imposing frame, has been a double-double machine all tournament with double figure totals in both rebounding and scoring. Good feet for his size and large hands help him to snag everything around the rim where he can outlet to a guard or stick it back in. What college coaches are impressed with has been his tremendous improvement with the ball on the low block where he has shown a consistent power drop step move and a developing hook shot. No one plays harder then Rozelle who works his way up and down the court and is a great shotblocker on the defensive end. As his skills continue to come around over his senior season Nix is hoping to take his game even higher and to play at the college level. Right now he has interest from Toledo, Bowling Green, Tulsa, and Northern Illinois with more to come soon.

Malcolm Smith
Smith is a 6'2 guard that formerly was a wing player; but over the course of this event he has shown CPHR that his ballhandling and passing skills are nearing that of a reliable point guard. Although we have seen him have several big scoring games in his career we had not seen him consistently create shots for other teams, while still scoring at high volume, until July. The increased frequency in which Malcolm attacks the basket has also improved his recruiting stock. A good leaper with an explosive first step Smith is tough to challenge at the rim and he also has the body control to re-adjust and finish when bumped. Colleges are just starting to learn of Malcolm and his list of interested schools should really expand over the next couple of weeks. Currently he claims interest from Western Michigan, Elon, Georgia State, University of Chicago, and the University of Indianapolis.

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