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Five observations: Take Flight Challenge

1/5/2015

LOS ANGELES -- We attended the Jordan Take Flight Challenge at the Jordan Hanger in Los Angeles, and here's what we saw.

1. DeAndre Ayton and Thon Maker are arguably two of the top 10 prospects in all of high school basketball and they impact the game in different ways. Ayton (No. 1 in the ESPN 25) is a traditional post player who snags rebounds, blocks shots displaying tremendous timing, and he can finish in transition like an Anthony Davis (New Orleans Pelicans) clone. Meanwhile, Maker is a hybrid 4-man who handles the ball extraordinarily well and his passing can be pin-point. On the other hand, Ayton needs to continue to refine his budding inside-out skills; Maker needs to get stronger while attacking the rim and rebounding in traffic.