Bully Ball

Bullyball –
The act of getting an and 1, or just physically dominating your opponent in basketball.  This sums up the next few players who seem to make a living taking what they want out there on the court.

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Ethan Anderson
6’0 PG 2019
Fairfax High

Ethan has made a living over the past few years working his magic among the trees.  He has the ability to get to the rack and use his physique to finish plays over larger defenders.  That’s worked in the past but as the competition gets stiffer, look for this young man to begin to use his mental approach as a way to beat bigger opponents versus the bully ball route.  Interesting to see where Ethan lands and how much PG duties he will partake upon this season.


Malik Thomas
6’1 G 2021
Damien High

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Mr. Bully ball himself.  Young buck looks to get buckets by putting his head down and forcing his way to the rack.  It’s a 50-50 payout thus far from an evaluators standpoint.  Youth is on his side as players and coaches aren’t aware of his style of play yet.  Scouting reports may provide this young man with a wake up call and a means to expand his game.  At 6’3 and a solid play maker with the rock, look for Malik to maximize his bully ball potential until the well runs dry.


Kenneth Simpson Jr.
6’1 G 2021
Chaminade High

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Kenneth Simpson Jr. is turning into a true play maker.  A stud in the making who looks to bully his way through defenders on his way for buckets. A mini-me version of Russell Westbrook, Kenneth plays the PG position like a beast.  On the defensive end, sits and slides, anticipates passing lanes, shows emotion, and provides his team with instant juice. On the offensive end of the court he shows swag off the bounce, stops and pops, pulls the bow and arrow with accuracy, and finishes above the rim.  At this stage in the game, we’re witnessing one of the best PG’s to suit up for his class.  Period.


Jaylen Clark
6’4 G 2020
Corona Centennial

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Bully ball defender Jaylen Clark will get a scholarship from his play on the defensive end of the ball alone. Popscout

Talk about a bully on the defensive end of the ball and Jaylen Clark comes to mind.  This young man accepts the challenge of stopping the opposing teams’ best player –  similar to how he went up against Alemany 6’11 big man Fred Odhiambo during the CIF SS playoffs and held his own. He motivates others with his bully ball defense and gets his team going by changing the game physically with his offensive skill sets.  Jaylen has received offers from the likes of UNLV, UCLA, CAL and a few others. When it’s all said and done, we’ll be looking at a true bully ball lock-down defender and a CIF defensive player of the year.

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