#8) Matthew Hurt, 6'8, Power Forward, 16.2 years old, United States
12.0 PTS, 5.4 REB, .8 AST, 2.4 OREB, 2-9 3P%, 57.4 FG%
At only 16 years old, going up against mostly older and more physically developed players than him, Hurt was able to hold his own, finishing the tournament with some productive numbers. He didn't shoot it exceptionally well from deep, but he was very efficient inside the arc, converting 66% of his 2 point field goal attempts. He also rebounded the ball effectively, leading Team Lillard in rebounding at 5.4 per game despite playing only 22 minutes per game, showing nice instincts for being around the ball.
Hurt is still in an early stage of his development physically, but has a solid lower body and a good overall frame that will fill out as he gets older and continues to mature. He has average length, but has solid shooting mechanics and showed the ability to attack a close out with nice ball handling, something that stands out for a 6'9, 16 year old. He is a fluid athlete who moves well for a player his size and has good hands, but struggled to finish in traffic, a product of his lack of length, strength and standout explosiveness.
At times he looked overmatched physically, particularly on the defensive end of the floor where he shied away from contact and gave up ground around the rim. At just 16 years old, Hurt is skilled for a player his age and size and has a bright future ahead of him. He may still be growing and will continue to benefit from filling out his frame. He is only heading into his sophomore year at John Marshall High School in Minnesota, and he had a great opportunity to showcase his skills against high level competition at the Adidas Nations.