One of my favorite prospects this spring that I witnessed in action was Paradise Valley High School's skilled and rugged 6-foot-7 rising junior wing prospect Moses Demalek. Demalek emerged as one of the better prospects in Arizona's 2021 Class this spring with numerous strong performances - proving his overall value amongst the class.
Demalek is different, in the fact that he is a very skilled and athletic wing prospect with an ability to score the basketball from many different areas of the floor, while also being able to facilitate for others. He is a tough, hardnosed defender as well, his best attribute as a player. His ability to make it difficult for opposing top performers to score the basketball, is his best asset and could take him far in the sport over time.
Demalek emerged for our staff while playing for a club program known as Zone 6, one of the top club programs in the state. Coached by long-time and successful basketball trainer BJ Letcher, the program is reaching new heights. Demalek looks to be another in line now of top sleeper prospects that have developed and emerged under the leadership of Letcher and his hard-working program staff.
Demalek is a very intriguing prospect in the class, as he has very good size and will look to develop into a 2/3 at the collegiate level. I look for him to continue to improve a great deal over time, but he will continue to be what he is - a versatile, skilled wing prospect with an ability to defend at a high level. Players like Demalek are nice peices to any team as a result of their versatility, and, ultimately, their ability to make plays and defend.
While Demalek is just beginning to start his exposure to college coaches, and has yet to receive a division-I offer to his credit, he should soon attract some serious attention, but it will be, simply put, very difficult to gain maximum exposure to college coaches with the new NCAA rule changes, so he will need to have a big month of June while comepting with Paradise Valley HS.
As a sophomore he averaged modest numbers but, if his performance throughout the spring was any indication, then I look for him to emerge as a superb performer in the state next high school season.
This young man was one of the elite sleeper prospects that I saw this spring, and he is still young. I look for him to have a strong remainder to his high school career, and become one of the better prospects in Arizona's 2021 Class.