Kendall Waters

Kendall Waters

Forward

CLASS: 2013

94

SCOUTS GRADE

  • San Ramon, CAHometown
  • Bishop O'Dowd High School
  • 6-1Height
  • Weight
  • 54Overall Rank
  • 15Position Rank

ESPN Player Evaluations

Nike TOC-Dec. 11: Solid frame. Still doesn't hit the 15 footer or finish as consistently as I would have projected. Good rebounder, defender. Plays hard. Reminds me of Janee Johnson (NC-09) when she was dialed in as a prep. (Clay)

Summer Showcase-July 11: All in all KC Waters has had a very good summer. With positive showings in Chicago and here in Augusta. Would like to see her add to her offensive aresneal as she continues to develop. Has a lot of talent and an excellent understanding of how to play the game. Makes plays on both sides of the ball and is not afraid to be physical. Could be an impact recruit at the college level because her game translates well to various styles of play. (Moore)

USA U16 Trials-May 11: Though she has been playing on the wing some with her club team, Waters was an impact player at the power forward position. She can face up and attack, score from the elbows, has a nice turn-around jumper which she can use to score over taller defenders and is strong around the rim. Waters is another player that shouldn't feel down about not making the team. She battled and put out a terrific effort throughout. (Hansen)

WCP Spring-May 11:Warrior, power 4/3 player. Has ball skill but better in the open floor with that right now. Jumper is still coming together, would help her game if she can score inside/outside. (Clay)

Nike TOC-Dec. 10: The newest version of the twin towers in girls' high-school basketball is sowing its seeds in the Bay Area and more specifically Bishop O'Dowd High School. The anchor of this frontcourt powerhouse in the making is 6-1 Kendall Waters, and that height may be on the conservative side.

This sophomore post has the size and strength to play a physical brand of basketball at the next level. Waters moves incredibly well for a post and she is as comfortable attacking off the dribble from the high post as she is on the low block. The aforementioned strength leads to finishes in traffic and after fouls. On the defensive end she is a good rebounder and blocks shots as well as some of the taller post prospects in her class.

Waters' footwork is sound on most of her pivot moves once she has the rock. Where she needs to improve is before the catch. With a 6-3 running mate, fellow sophomore Oderah Chidom, the high-low potential is enough to make any coach excited. The reverse-pivot pin with a high target isn't there yet. And when Bishop O'Dowd gets Breanna Brown, its third 2013 post player, back from a meniscus tear, there may not be a more imposing frontcourt west of the Mississippi. (Hansen)

Waters is physically gifted and, at 6-1, she already looks like a college player. During this tournament she not only showed off a good set of basketball skills but a nice set of intangibles. As one of the key players on her team, she looked very comfortable as a leader being involved in all aspects of the action on both ends of the floor. Her ballhandling showed improvement, as did her on the ball defense. Her ability to attack the basket with one or two dribbles from the perimeter make her a very tough matchup on the wing and she usually ends up getting to the foul line. Waters has a huge upside and her focus on improving all aspects of her game will serve her well has she progresses in her basketball career.

Nor Cal Fall-Oct. 10: Tweener post, nice frame. Has the ability to face the basket and score. Her ball handling and perimeter defense will need improvement to play the wing at the next level. (Bodine)

Notes



Club Team: Cal Storm Team Taurasi

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