Junior Hoops Arizona
Class of 2014
One of the sleepers in the Class of 2014 is 5'10" Marco Morales of Chandler High. Showing the ability to flat out put points on the board Marco can get as hot as any scorer his age. Dropping 21 points against Desert Vista last season and having 18+ in four other games including Brophy, if Marco gets into a groove, it's going to be a long night for the defense.
I was able to Coach Marco last season at the Southwest Showcase Frosh/Soph camp and despite being a bit too unselfish he knocked down some long range bombs. Marco showed a very nice feel for the game, with good ballhandling skills and above average passing, he let the game come to him, not forcing anything and taking what the defense offered.
I was only able to watch Marco for a short time at the Fullcourt Press Frosh/Soph Camp over the past weekend, but again he seemed very solid, but was a bit too unselfish for me. Once Marco realizes how good he can be I think he'll be leading Chandler in more than scoring, because of his all around ability. Each time I've been able to watch Marco, his defensive game was solid and it was at showcases where most players don't really want to play defense. The fact that he plays defense and passes to open players at showcases tells me that Marco is a great teammate and looks to play basketball the right way.
I'll be watching Marco closely over the next season, I don't believe I'll be using the word Sleeper for Marco much longer.
John Orgega | JuniorHoops.com | Talent Scout, Writer & Analyst