Toronto Raptors forward and Long Island native Danny Green is sponsoring the event and attended Federal Way’s practice on Saturday after playing in Brooklyn Friday night. “I’ve seen some of his highlights, he’s very talented,” Green said of McDaniels. “He’s very smooth, athletic with the ball. He’s lanky. I hear he’s the next KD. Obviously, when KD was that age he didn’t have all his coordination down either, but if you can handle the ball and shoot at that size and be as smooth in the game, he definitely has a lot of room to grow. “He’s way ahead of the game to be able to do that.” Yattah Reed, the Federal Way coach, said McDaniels shares some things in common with Durant, but will eventually be his own type of player. “Man, when people see him, obviously he has a high skillset and they make those comparisons, KD and things like that,” Reed said. “He’s a unique player, but a lot of people don’t know, he has grown tremendously being a leader for this team and that’s why we’re having the success that we’re having.
2019 five-star Jaden McDaniels is here practicing With @FDubHoopsat the NBA Players Association ahead of his game at Barclays tomorrow. Kentucky, San Diego State, Washington among those involved. pic.twitter.com/gdaVd7ObNV — Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) December 8, 2018
Doors open at 3:30pm
4:30 pm Game 1: South Shore (NY) vs Christ The King High School (NY)
6:00 pm Game 2: Lawrence Woodmere Academy (NY) vs Federal Way High School (WA)
7:15 pm Professional Dunk Contest
8:00 pm Game 3: Brewster Academy (NH) vs St. Thomas Moore (CT)
8:30 pm Half-time Performance by Sheck WesPhoto: ASeaofBlue.com Follow Adam Zagoria on Twitter And like ZAGS on Facebook