Jingle Bells…Jingle Bells…It’s too early for Santa but we did get a chance to see Riley Battin of Oak Park deliver a few presents to teamates at the 2016 Maranatha Summer Block Party and boy were we impressed. The big man has a natural feel for the game . He has a very nice shooting touch from 3, advanced passing skills, and has that knack for making his players around him play at a higher level. He scores from all levels of the court and handles the ball very well for a big – looking to push in transition and initiate the offense whenever he gets a chance. Always seems to be on attack mode to make plays and rarely makes many mental mistakes, that lead to costly turnovers. Looking for him to develop a bit more quickness in his game on both ends of the court – but his upside is tremendous. We like what Oak Park does with this big and look forward to seeing him do damage in 2016-17.
Here’s a few clips of multifaceted Battin against Riverside Notre Dame in the 2016 Maranatha Summer Block party hosted by Coach Tucker and the Minutemen Staff. Verbal Commits has Riley slated as a 3 Star prospect with little interest from only mid major schools. Really? This kid is a sleeper and will rise on the charts – and radar – in the months to come.
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