Shamorie Ponds

Shamorie Ponds profile
RCSI: 45 (2016)
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
Weight: 175 lbs (79 kg)
Age: 21
Position: PG
Jerseys: #2
High School: Thomas Jefferson High School (New York)
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
College: St. John's
Current Team: St. John's
Win - Loss: 15 - 4


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Jun 17, 2016, 04:14 pm
Shamorie Ponds, 6-0, Point Guard, Thomas Jefferson HS, NY, 2016 Class, Committed to St. John's

-Very advanced with his scoring instincts. Ultra aggressive looking to put the ball in the net
-Has nice speed in the open floor. Shifty guard.
-Will find the open man in drive and dish situations
-Uses change of speeds, crafty ball-handling moves, shot-fakes, strong footwork and excellent timing to create space off the bounce
-Shows nice potential in the pick and roll
-Has great touch on his jump-shot. Can throw the ball in the basket from difficult angles
-Gets in the passing lanes with timing and anticipation skills

-Lacks great size, length or strength for a point guard prospect. Measured 6'0 in shoes, 160 pounds, with a 6'2 wingspan last summer. Not incredibly explosive to compensate
-Very streaky shooter. Tough shot maker, but lacks the mechanics to be more consistent. Very low release point, often flat-footed. Will get off balance in his lower body. Struggles to create separation from defender with the vantage point he shoots it from, combined with his lack of size
-Very left hand dominant. Struggles when forced to drive or finish with his right
-Lacks the strength or explosiveness to emerge as a high-level scorer inside the paint in the half-court when dealing with traffic.
-Decision making is a work in progress. Will settle for difficult pull-up jumpers even when his initial move is cut off.
-Not always a willing passer. Looking to create for himself first and foremost.

Outlook Top-50 recruit headed to St. John's. Had some nice moments as a scorer and even finding the open man off the bounce, but has a ways to go as a decision maker and outside shooter. Will need to make real strides as a playmaker and defender over the course of his college career to overcome his average physical tools, but does have some natural talent and instincts to work with.

Latest results

01/19/2019 71 - 80 at Butler Butler
01/16/2019 81 - 66 vs Creighton Creighton
01/12/2019 71 - 79 vs DePaul DePaul
01/08/2019 71 - 76 at Villanova Villanova

Next Broadcasts

2019-02-12 St. John's St. John's vs Butler Butler
EST on CBS Sports Network
2019-02-17 St. John's St. John's vs Villanova Villanova
EST on FOX Sports 1
2019-02-23 St. John's St. John's vs Seton Hall Seton Hall
EST on FOX Sports 1


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