DeAndre may be the most skilled guard in the 2024 class in OH. He has an instinctive feel for the game. There isn’t much he can’t do with the ball in his hands and he’s exceptionally smooth and shifty while doing it. He’s gifted both physically and mentally with the basketball. He has outstanding hands, touch, and is virtually ambidextrous as a ball-handler and passer, but he also has natural poise and presence with the ball in his hands along with the acumen to read opposing defenses. He plays with confidence, has an advanced understanding of how to use a ball-screen, increasing speed with the ball, economy of motion going through the lane with long strides, a great floater game, and the ability to make plays for both himself and others. He’s always had a very soft shooting touch but has recently evolved into more of a shot-maker than he was earlier in his career. He’s also capable of moving well laterally on the defensive end when he wants to.
His skill set, savvy, and high basketball I.Q. make him one of the best point guards in the state class of 2024. His continued growth will be tied to the development of his body and shooting.