Thursday, March 18

We can play Basketball too

Luis Flores of Manhattan scored 26 points to help his team beat Florida.

Flores Scouting report

One of the nation's leading scorers over the last two seasons ... A scorer in the most pure sense of the word ... Doesn't have incredible physical skills, but has an assertive mentality and great touch ... Gets a number of shots from the free throw line and down, where he does a ton of scoring despite standing 6-2 ... Can score over the top of traffic with his tremendous ability to adjust and measure shots off balance ... Uses the glass frequently, which helps his cause significantly ... A fine ball-handler who can protect the ball in traffic ... Follows his own shots around the bucket and comes up with a far higher number of rebounds then most 6-2 guards could ... Has a strong body made for absorbing contact ... Draws a lot of fouls ... One of the nation's best from the charity stripe ... A fine long distance shooter, either off the dribble or in standstill situations ... Finds teammates as a distributor, but does not have point guard instincts ... Spent the off-season representing his native Dominican Republic at the Pan Am games, averaging 6.8 points for the silver medalists ... As a junior at Manhattan, averaged 24.6 points and 5.6 rebounds per game ... Was the Haggerty Award winner, which is awarded to the best player in the New York City area ... Also earned All-MAAC first-team and MAAC Player of the Year honors and was MAAC Player of the Week seven times ... Had 44 points (13-18 FGs, 16-18 FTs) at Fairfield, 38 (9-18, 15-16) vs. Niagara, and 36 (10-24, 11-12) at Cansius ... A first Team All-MAAC selection as a sophomore ... Scored in double figures in 28 of 29 games and led team in scoring in 22 of 29 games ... Played for NIT All-Stars on tour of Canada ... Averaged 11.1 points and 4.9 assists as team went 6- 1 ... Sat out the 2000-01 season after transferring from Rutgers ... Averaged 3.9 points per game in 29 appearances as a freshman there ... Was the leading scorer in New York City in his senior year at 35.6 points per game ... Won the Shaun Mannion Award, which is given annually to the outstanding male student-athlete in New York City and is based on scholarship, sportsmanship, leadership, and character ... Name Most Valuable Player at the 5-Star Camp ... Scored 40+ points twelve times and 50+ points twice in his senior season.

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