Kylan Anderson (6ft / 182.9cm 175lbs / 79.3kg, / PG, SG, Illinois) and Deshawn Curtis (SG, SF, PF
6ft 6in / 198.1cm 205lbs / 92.9kg Pennsylvania) have been selected as the Top Guard and Top Forward players from the 2016 iBall FOCUS showcase which was held on March 13th in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Anderson was highly regarded for his ability to shoot the 3-Point Shot with a quick release and range, his superior athleticism and quick first step. Anderson displayed the ability to beat defenders off the dribble and score in multiple ways, both in the half court set and with great proficiency in up-tempo and the fast break.
Curtis was identified for his high basketball IQ, ability to shoot the three with range, posting up very efficiently, scoring and passing with his back to the basket. Superb defensive rebounding and leadership skills also worked to his advantage to give him the nod as top forward.
Both were standouts in an event that featured free agent players fromacross the nation who competed in a number of drills and games led by former professional players and current professional personnel at the NBA, Overseas, and US Semi-Pro Levels.
ABOUT THE PLAYERS
Kylan Anderson, TOP Perimeter
Kylan is an athletic and aggressive combo guard with a quick first step and excellent footwork. He possesses the ability to attack the rim through traffic and finish strong with contact. Kylan is also a solid mid-range and 3-point shooter with a quick release. He can create his own shots and has the ability to utilize his athleticism to elevate and knock down contested shots . On the defensive end Kylan is a strong on-ball defender with quick and active hands.
“Kylan works hard on both ends of the court. He displays positive body language and brings energy to the floor.” Crista Ricketts, Director of International Scouting for iBall United.
Anderson has experience playing at NCAA Division III level, playing for Concordia Chicago. He made a considerable jump in his production from his junior to senior seasons, averaging 23 points, 5.2 rebounds, 3.2 assists and just under 2 steals per game on his way to First Team All-Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference. His ability to bolster his core statistics by an increase of almost 8 points, 3 rebounds, and 2 assists from his Junior to Senior Seasons, and further considering that Anderson was home schooled and did not play during his high school years shows promise of more upside for his career ahead.
More of Kylan Anderson‘s career history, videos, news links, and contact information can be found on his iBall Profile: http://iballunited.net/kylan-anderson
Deshawn Curtis – TOP Forward
Deshawn Curtis is a High IQ athlete with length and explosiveness. He runs the floor well and finishes with purpose at the rim. Curtis is a multidimensional swing forward with 3 point range. He keeps the defense guessing by working inside and out. He has great vision and shares the ball with great passing and solid footwork in the post. Defensively, Curtis is an aggressive on-ball defender with good footwork that uses his length and will to contest players at the rim. He is also a solid defensive rebounder.
“(Deshawn is an) unselfish player who never quits on a play, leads by example, communicates well and picks up his teammates.” Greg Alessandroni, Scouting Director.
Curtis has experience playing as an International Pro in Europe with BK Esprit Kosice in Slovakia under the leadership of Drazen Brajkovic. During the 2015 season, he led the team to first place, averaging just of over 19 points per game.
Prior to being signed to his first professional contract in Slovakia, Curtis was named the 2014 iBall Pro Combine MVP in his first year out of Cheyney University (NCAA DII) in Philadelphia, PA.
Some of his career achievements at Cheyney included;
- 16th IN NATION in Points Per Game – 21.7 points
- Career High 33 POINTS
- Career High 16 REBOUNDS(multiple times)
- PSAC East player of the week(multiple times)
- ECAC Player of the week (multiple times)
- Men’s Basketball MVP – Cheyney University
- 1000 point club
- 2nd Team All COBL NCAA Division 2
- Finished a season having made 20 consecutive free throws
More of Deshawn Curtis’s career history, video, new links, and contact information can be found on his iBall Profile: http://iballunited.net/deshawn-curtis/
iBall FOCUS is an training, evaluation, and exposure camp for the best unsigned free agent basketball players in the U.S. The top players are selected for advanced marketing exposure by iBall United for sole purpose of signing professional contracts.
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