Name: Derik Queen
HS: Montverde Academy
Grassroots: Team Thrill
Calling Card: Offensive Versatility
Strengths: Skilled prospect with strong hands and feel in the post, mid-post, and high post. Capable of facing up defenders and executing off the bounce going downhill. He is aided by his length and shooting touch which extends to the three-point line. His high release is challenging for defenders to block or contest. Underrated interior presence and passing instincts. He’s not explosive but finds ways to get the ball to the rim with his body, length, and constant movement under the rim. He grabs rebounds at a high rate on both ends because of his ability to position himself and attack at the highest point. High-level pick and roll/pop potential.
Areas to Improvement: Shot selection. His body is still improving. When his frame reaches physical peak it should boost his athleticism. Consistency.
Offers: Xavier, Syracuse, Alabama, Indiana, Auburn, DePaul, Arizona State, Georgetown, LSU, Virginia Tech, and Maryland