• School Bridgeland HS
  • Height 6'2
  • Weight 150
  • AAU Team UpNext Basketball
  • Hometown Cypress, TX
  • Grad 2022


  • State Ranking 5
  • National Ranking 18
  • Overall Ranking NA

Profile Report

Basic Details

  • Team TM4
  • # 56
  • POS 1; 2; 3; 4; 5
  • HS Coach Name Mitchell Doty
  • AAU Coach Name Damien Haskett
  • AAU Team Name UpNext Basketball
  • Country United States
  • Final Evaluation Jacob Duran, of Cypress (TX) Bridgeland HS, is a 6'2 150lb 2022 prospect from our Fall 2018 HOU camp. College coaches on camp staff identified Jacob as having scholarship potential. Jacob 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 very good size for position when used properly remains advantageous on both sides of the ball. 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, it was one of the strongest aspects of the player's game. The player makes great use of change of speed and change of direction. 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. Jacob 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 showed they were an extremely reliable shooter throughout camp. 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 would like to see continued strength development whether it is via traditional strength training means or body weight military type development(pushups/pull-ups). Combined with the player's decent frame, we expect the player to really develop with continued work in the weight room. The talent showed a very good motor (highly coveted skill by college coaches) that remained mostly active on possessions and from what we saw, toughness from the player was shown some 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. Jacob has scholarship potential with continued hard work and development both in the classroom and on the hardwood. Can play the 1; 2; 3; 4; 5. AAU Team: UpNext Basketball.

Event Attended

  • Event Date Sept. 15-16, 2018
  • Event Location HOU