We got our second look at Kim in about a month this weekend (we last saw him at the National Prep Showcase), and once again the junior impressed in his time on the floor. Kims size makes him a real asset, especially his tremendous length for a small forward at his age. Theres no question he needs to pack some weight onto his very thin frame, but what he lacks in bulk he makes up for with hustle.
Kim may have been the most versatile player we had a chance to see over the course of the weekend. He has nice touch on his perimeter shot and is a real threat to spot up from the outside. His form is solid, and while he can do damage when give room beyond the arc, he needs to improve his ability to create shots for himself off the dribble. What we did like about Kim is how tough he plays when he is in the lane. He had a few nice offensive rebounds and put backs simply because he was outworking other, stronger players inside.
In the transition game, Kim didnt look tremendously comfortable bringing the ball up the floor. At the slightest bit of defensive pressure he would hand the ball off to a backcourt teammate. While Kim isnt going to be a point guard, he does need to improve his ability to handle the ball when pressured by the defense. He did show very good court vision on the break though, a few times catching passes and quickly finding teammates down the floor for easy baskets.
Defensively, Kim proved to be very pesky to opponents. Though he isnt exceptionally quick laterally, he has good instincts that allow him to guard ball handlers very closely without getting beat off the dribble. His length aided him again, as he was able to intercept a few passes and deflect several others over the course of the game.
Kim didnt rack up huge minutes, mainly due to the amount of depth that South Kent sports on their roster. He is however a prospect to keep an eye on. Kim brings length, athleticism, toughness and ever increasing aggressiveness to the table. He is a real hustle player, and it looks like he will continue to make big strides in his remaining year at the prep level.