Matthew-Alexander Moncrieffe, 6-5 SF, Vaughan Secondary School, Class of 2019
-Impressive physical profile for his age. At least 6' 5 with very long arms and a frame that has a lot of room to fill out. Likely still growing.
-Fluid athlete who can play above the rim. Uses eurosteps in transition. Can straight line drive.
-Tremendous on ball defender with upside in that area. Moves well laterally. Good reaction time. Plays with intensity. Length helps him make plays in the passing lanes. Has the tools to guard multiple positions in time.
-Didn't shoot any jumpers but his free throw stroke didn't look bad. Solid mechanics.
-Knows his role. Plays an unselfish brand of basketball.
-Very little offensive game at this stage.
-Not confident in his shooting stroke. Turns down open jumpers.
-Limited ball handler. Restricted to mostly straight line drives.
-Not a very comfortable passer on the move.
-Good frame but is on the thin side right now.
Outlook Moncrieffe stood out immediately due to his impressive set of physical tools. While some players in the futures game were already physically developed and found success by way of bully ball, you could see that Moncrieffe had size and length yet was nowhere near his physical peak, making him a very intriguing long-term prospect to track. His offensive game is a major work in progress, but the 2019 forward has plenty of time to fine-tune his jumper and handle.