• School The First Academy (TFA)
  • Height 6'0
  • Weight 150
  • AAU Team Team MOAM (Men On A Mission)
  • Hometown Orlando, FL
  • Grad 2022


  • State Ranking 1
  • National Ranking 11
  • Overall Ranking 114

Profile Report

Basic Details

  • Team TM4
  • # 95
  • POS 1
  • HS Coach Name Chris Mayberry
  • AAU Coach Name Jamiel Phelps
  • AAU Team Name Team MOAM (Men On A Mission)
  • Country United States
  • Final Evaluation Denzel Aberdeen, of Orlando (FL) The First Academy (TFA), is a 6'0 150lb 2022 prospect from our Fall 2018 ORL camp. College coaches on camp staff identified Denzel as having division 1 potential. Denzel has a great wingspan that gives the player the potential to be a lock down defender and can be even more effective with active hands/feet. Additionally, the prospect appears to have solid size for position and should use their size to be a pesky defender. The talented passer, distributes the ball well seeing the floor and anticipating when and where teammates will be open creating easy buckets. In terms of ball handling, the prospect showed a great handle and is on the way to being a primary ball handler. The prospect's Basketball IQ definitely stood out at camp and proved to be really good. Through continued emphasis on making the right play through watching/learning the game, it can be a big advantage in recruiting. A big part of IQ is shot selection. Denzel does an excellent job of shooting the basketball with rhythm and possesses high-level knowledge between good/bad shots. This advantage will continue to develop by watching how this is done at various college levels. Making the extra pass and taking only open in-rhythm shots proved to be a very reliable asset for the prospect. The prospect was able to consistently knock down shots during camp showing to be a reliable asset. Shooting will continue to develop with form shooting and made game speed repetitions. We recommend making at least 500 game speed shots a day off the screen(curl/fades), off the bounce, spot shooting, etc. The talent impressed finishing around the rim through contact and in traffic. With continued work finishing through traffic with either hand, adding even more finishing moves, the player will continue to be a grave threat around the basket. The talented player has very good athletic ability for size and age. ScoutsFocus would like to see continued development in speed/agility and vertical development. Jump rope drills are great full body conditioning drill we highly recommend if not ready for a rigorous weight-training program. solid frame that should to continue to build year around, the player will be physically ready to play at the next level. The talent had an impressive motor (highly coveted skill by college coaches) that we believe will translate well at the next level. College coaches will be impressed watching the talented prospects motor and from what we saw, the player showed physical and mental toughness throughout camp. The player showed a great understanding and effort on the defensive side of the ball and should continue to focus on individual and team defensive concepts emphasized at camp. Denzel has division 1 potential with continued hard work and development both in the classroom and on the hardwood. Can play the 1. AAU Team: Team MOAM (Men On A Mission).

Event Attended

  • Event Date Oct. 6-7, 2018
  • Event Location ORL