Video: 2017 guard Andrew Platek Peach Jam highlights

  • 07/15/2016 9:15 am in

Class of 2017 Northfield Mount Hermon School (Mass.) and Albany City Rocks guard Andrew Platek is one of the nation’s best shooters. The Indiana recruiting target averaged 10.8 points, 4.5 rebounds and two steals per game at last week’s Nike EYBL Finals at the Peach Jam.

With the help of Krossover, we recently broke down some film of Platek from the Peach Jam to provide Indiana fans with a feel for his game and style of play.

You can find more Nike EYBL highlights at Krossover.

(Photo credit: Jon Lopez/Nike)

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  • IUJeff

    How tall is the kid?

  • Outoftheloop

    Off topic, but I am watching my tape of Pheonix v Miami. What a great PR event for IU Basketball! Isiah is doing the color, Tom Crean is very much in the house, and Troy is balling like we know that he can! Proud to be a Hoosier! Coach Watson said “T-Will” has a chance to make his team! I watched Yogi earlier in the Brooklyn v Philly game and the GM said Yogi was the first name he had for someone who had really impressed him. Yogi has a chance as well! Go IU!

  • sarge

    Yeah, it seems like Yogi and TW are really starting to hit their strides at summer league. TW threw down his usual highlight reel plays. Yogi of course is his strong, consistent self. Both of these guys could make a roster for sure.

  • sarge

    He really understands floor spacing and cutting. Good vision/passing and he seems comfortable with contact and finishing around the rim. Quick release, good stroke. He plays the passing lanes well also. I can see why he is rising in the rankings.

  • HoosierDom

    I haven’t seen any of the games, but just looking at the stat lines it doesn’t look like either of them is playing his way onto a roster. Do you get a different take from actually seeing the games?

  • IdahoHoosier

    I love the work he does getting to the basket, cutting, looking for teammates. His jumper looks good but wide open in most/all of the film. Would like to see if he can get the shot off under real pressure and to see more of his defensive abilities. Looks like a good player!

  • Outoftheloop

    Yes! The stat lines mean almost nothing! To see them play is what impresses. Both Phoenix and Brooklyn have strong teams, both moving on in the championship bracket. I would love to see Yogi given the keys to the car as Tyler Ulis has been at Phoenix, as “the” PG. But the Nets are playing with no PG, using 3 “guards”: Whitehead, Hollis-Jefferson, and Kirtland (each a very good player). But only Yogi actually can run the team.

  • sarge

    I don’t think they are logging enough minutes for great stats. They look very comfortable with their roles though. The nerves are starting to wear off a little bit now and both are effective and efficient offensively without forcing things. They look good and I believe TW started last game.

  • Ole Man

    Is it true that he is UNC’s to lose?

  • John D Murphy

    Not sure they make an initial roster but I would guess both will get call up opportunities if they stay stateside in the D-League instead of going overseas. TW has been better than I thought he would be. I’m glad I was wrong.

  • Outoftheloop

    No one can be sure of spots 10-15 in the NBA! It is a wild scramble for big steaks!

  • Bill Graham

    There are some guys where if you lose them…it stings a bit…Bruce Brown was that way. There are other guys if you lose them its not a huge deal like Waters…This kid is the type of recruit that we would all be psyched about if we got him because of his knock-down ability…but at the same time if we lost him to UNC or somebody out of conference its kind of a shrug off. At the same time I pose a simple question. This kid is a 6’4 3pt specialist with limited athleticism (great floor IQ though)….So why then are so many ITHers excited about this kid…yet at the same time they are critical of the GG commit? Aren’t they extremely similar players? What makes Platek so much better than GG when GG is also a knock down shooter who is an inch taller? Is it ranking based? Exposure based?

  • sarge

    TW went for 22 on 9-15 shooting in his second straight tournament start. Keep making us proud Troy! Hoosier Nation is pulling for you!

  • sarge

    I would say both, but a good question to ask. I am excited to get GG. Maybe it is the fact that he is the first signee, like AD, and people expect more from the first signing. I think you need a mix of talent, both short and long term, and shooters are becoming a huge part of today’s game. Pairing these guys with a point with great vision and a physical, defensive frontcourt and you have a recipe for success.