• School Rancho Verde
  • Height 6'7
  • Weight 215
  • AAU Team EBO
  • Hometown Perris, CA
  • Grad 2021


  • State Ranking 1
  • National Ranking 9
  • Overall Ranking 36

Profile Report

Basic Details

  • Team TM1
  • # 209
  • POS 1; 2; 3; 4
  • HS Coach Name Brandon Baker
  • AAU Coach Name Jarvis Turner
  • AAU Team Name EBO
  • Country United States
  • Final Evaluation Derrick Nettles, of Perris (CA) Rancho Verde, is a 6'7 215lb 2021 prospect from our Fall 2018 SOCAL camp. College coaches on camp staff identified Derrick as having division 1 potential. Derrick 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 great positional size when used properly remains very advantageous on both sides of the ball. The player does a pretty good job of distributing the basketball. With continued emphasis of seeing the whole floor at all times, that skill will become a valuable asset. In terms of ball handling, the prospect showed a great handle and is on the way to being a primary ball handler. The prospect displayed a good basketball IQ during camp that should continue to improve. Through continued emphasis on making the right play through watching/learning the game, it can be a big advantage in recruiting and separating from others. A big part of IQ is shot selection. Derrick knows when there is proper time and space to shoot the ball and should continue develop this knowledge through watching how this is done at various college levels. Making the extra pass and taking only open in-rhythm shots will make this player a joy to coach in college. 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. We determined the prospect's strength to be one of their best qualities. The college game is an entirely different beast so continued strength development is crucial to prepare going against 23-24 year-olds. Combined with the player's great frame, the player will be ahead of schedule in terms of being physically ready to play at the next level. The talent showed a very good motor (highly coveted skill by college coaches) that remained mostly active on possessions and from what we saw, the player showed physical and mental toughness throughout camp. The player showed reliability on the defensive side of the ball and should continue to focus on individual and team defensive concepts emphasized at camp. Derrick has division 1 potential with continued hard work and development both in the classroom and on the hardwood. Can play the 1; 2; 3; 4. AAU Team: EBO.

Event Attended

  • Event Date Oct. 20-21, 2018
  • Event Location SOCAL