Prospect Watch: Chauncey Presley, Class of 2023

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Chauncey Presley

Rising freshman Chauncey Presley can’t help but display the traits of an impact lead guard on both sides of the floor.

The prospect out of Philadelphia’s most glaring attribute offensively is his ability as a strong downhill guard. With a full head of steam, combined with his strength and size, he constantly puts the defense on its heels in transition and in the half-court.

He welcomes physicality, the foundation for his game built on gritty drives through the lane for strong finishes with either hand or foot, and quick dump-offs to his bigs for easy and open looks at the rim.

Playmaking comes naturally to Chauncey given his ability to reach the basket often times at will. As a downhill guard, he faces plenty of scenarios where he has to make decisions on the move. He’s shown he can thrive in those situations and make the right reads to score or make something happen. It’s also attributed to his strong handle, which he doesn’t overdo. He typically looks to use one hard change or counter to beat his man off the dribble.

Chauncey is still working on improving his in-between game, where he’s shown some signs of a nice push floater. While his shooting form looks solid on free throws (his style of play should keep him at the line) and occasional jumpers, the priority for Chauncey is getting to the paint and to the basket.

More than just the ability to drive the ball forcefully is the fearless mentality that Chauncey displays while rarely appearing out of control. He has the willingness to attack situations just like he attacks and looks to finish over bigs on drives. Just as he’s able to put his head down and make a play, he can anchor your offense and defense on the perimeter.

Chauncey has been playing his AAU basketball with WeR1 and is currently set to attend Girard College in Philadelphia for high school.

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Martin is the Founder, Chief Editor, and Head Skills Development Trainer for Basketball Society. Martin has work experience in digital media, radio, and journalism. He started a basketball blog and internet radio show in 2013 on Blog Talk Radio. Martin previously hosted the Knightcap show for WCTC 1450 AM covering the Rutgers Men's Basketball team. He has been featured as a writer on sites such as Def Pen, TV Film News, and All Hip-Hop. Martin played high school basketball at South Brunswick High School (NJ) where he graduated in 2007. He is a 1,000-point scorer at SBHS and an All-Middlesex County performer as a 3-year varsity starter. He helped lead SBHS to their first ever Central Jersey Group 4 sectional state championship in 2007. Martin played college basketball at Eastern University, where he graduated (BA) in 2012. Martin was a four-year starter and a 1,000-point scorer at EU and a 1st-Team All-MAC Conference performer. Follow Mart on Twitter @Marsoaries and on Instagram @martin_soaries

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