May 27, 2011

2011 Team 94 Profile

Kevin McCarthy

Phil Handy's Team 94 is back again this summer, loaded with a very talented squad primarily comprised of a mix of 2011 and 2012 prospects. Getting off to a 7-1 start, this year's squad looks to be well balanced from roster spots one to 13. After a successful 2010 campaign, Team 94 earned national respect as one of the top five ranked non-shoe sponsored teams in the country and this go around has started out with a similar ascent.

photo of Glenn Baral
Glenn Baral, St. Mary’s High

Handy worked November through April with the Reno Bighorns of the NBA Developmental League, assisting Coach Eric Musselman as a skill development coach and helping the Bighorns capture the NBDL's Western Conference title and finish one game away from the league finals. As usual, he is also currently working out a number of NBA draft entries along with players from various local and regional colleges.

Here's the Team 94 roster, with descriptions supplied by Handy:

"It's a challenge putting together a team of talented players who are used to being the best player from their high school programs. College basketball is 10-12 players on scholarship who are all talented, which means they have to work hard everyday in practice and play with a certain level of intensity during games. Over the past few years, I have enjoyed good success helping student-athletes understand that this is what college basketball is about. I have always made Team 94 about preparing players for the next level and not about scoring a ton of points in the spring and summer but learning how to play the game with other talented players. This will be a fun team to coach as there are a lot of guys who can do many different things."

David Andoh, 6-foot-7, forward, F, St. Mary's High, ranked #4 by NCP, 2012 - One of the top-ranked players in the class, he is long and athletic and has improved his handle and three-point shot. A mid-to-high major with a great mid-range jumper, we don't have to run plays for him for him to be effective. He will remind people of Cedric Ceballos, the former small forward of the Lakers and Suns. He can guard smaller and larger opponents and has a lot interest from PAC-10, WCC, Ivy League and Big East schools.

Glenn Baral, 6-foot-4, wing/guard, St. Mary's-Berkeley, ranked #12 by NCP, 2012 - Has reclassified to the 2013 class and will be attending Salisbury Prep school next season. Glenn is a big guard who is a hard matchup because he can post up, play on the perimeter and also shoot the three ball. A very hard-working player who has improved his handle and who defends well. He's a nice mid-major player who would be well suited in the WCC, Big West or Mountain West conferences.

Keeba Batee, 6-foot-9, forward, North Mount Hermon Prep School, 2013 - Out of Australia, he is still developing his skills set but is a very talented young player who possesses a good body and big hands. Getting a lot of looks from PAC-10 and Big East schools.

Chris Carvin, 6-foot, point, Laguna Creek High, 2011 - The most underrated point guard in the 2011 class and certainly a D-1 caliber talent, Christian is very crafty and understands how to run a team. He has high level passing ability and is a very tough defender.

Cody Demps, 6-foot-5, guard, Pleasant Grove High, ranked #36 by NCP, 2012 - Possessing a 4.0 grade point average and also being the starting quarterback at Pleasant Grove High school, he is athletic, versatile -- able to play the one, two and three positions, and shows a very good mid-range game as well as being able to knock down the three. Stanford, Portland and many Ivy League schools are showing interest in having him in their programs.

Joey Goodreault, 6-foot-3, guard, Miramonte, 2014 - Call him one to watch as he's a very skilled, high IQ lefty who is in the top 10 in his class. Joey has quickly earned the respect of his teammates with his skills.

Devareaux Manley, 6-foot-4, guard, Castlemont High, ranked #7 wing by NCP, 2011 - He's a D-1 caliber combo guard, a strong, solid player who can defend, hit the three and take you off the dribble. Surprisingly under recruited, whoever gets this kid will be very happy with his signing!

Mckenzie Moore, 6-foot-6, guard, College Park, 2011 - Studying for the SAT to be at St. Mary's College next season, he is a high level passer and a much improved shooter. A legit point guard at 6-foot-7, he has a very good handle and is a mismatch for any player. He is pound-for-pound one of the best players on the West Coast.

Chris Mullin Jr., 6-foot-3, guard, De La Salle, 2012 - He's yet to play much as yet for DLS but he possesses quick feet and can hit the open three. He's going to be a surprise player.

Lawrence Otis, 6-foot-5, wing, McClymonds High, ranked #8, 2012 - The brother of Frank Otis, he is tough with a great body he uses to defend well. He has a much improved jumpshot and creates a lot of match up problems for smaller guards and bigger wings. He has a nice handle and knows how to use his body well to create space.

Dulani Robinson, 5-foot-9, point, McClymonds High, ranked #20 by NCP, 2012 - Tough, talented, with a great handle and speed, he is built low to the ground so he is hard to defend. He's definitely a D-1 prospect who is. a very confident player and a game changer due to his quickness. Can shoot the 3 very well off the bounce or catch and shoot.

Parker UU, 6-foot-4, guard, Jesuit High, ranked #9 by NCP, 2012 - Known as a very good shooter, Parker has improved his game tremendously. He has a good handle and has become a good defender on the perimeter and post. With a solid D-1 body and being recruited by a lot of West Coast schools, he can really stretch the defense with his ability to knock down threes.

Amadi Udenyi, 6-foot, point, De La Salle High, ranked #35, 2012 - Probably the best perimeter defender on the team, he really understands how to play on both ends of the floor. A tough player and and a very good three-point shooter. Amadi is a competitor on both ends of the floor and will turn some heads this summer.

Besides the upcoming Bay Area Memorial Day Classic, Handy and Team 94 will also be participating in Rose City Showcase in Portland June 17-19, the Atlantic Slam in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina July 7-10, the Hoop Group Jamfest in West Virginia July 14-16, the Super 64 in Las Vegas July 22-26 and the Desert Duel in Phoenix July 26-28.