H: 6' 5"|
W: 200 lbs
(27 Years Old)
|RSCI: 39||Agent: Mark Termini ||
High School: Oak Hill Acad
Hometown: Detroit, MI
The Detroit native led the way for Oak Hill, shooting the lights of the ball to the tune of 23 points on the evening. For a player who is such an explosive athlete, it was disappointing to see him not take the ball to the rim more often and constantly settling for contested perimeter jump shots. Legion has had a storied high school career, being on the national radar since before he arrived in high school and emerging as a top 10 prospect by his sophomore year. Since that point we have seen little improvement in his game and others have caught up to him physically, causing him to fall quite a bit in the national rankings.
It was clear to anyone watching the game that Legion will be able to immediately contribute at Michigan due to his ability to create his own shot and shoot the ball from the perimeter. He has no problem shooting off the dribble, on the move, or from a stand still. Aside from that though, he brings very little to the table. His ball handling skills are subpar at the moment, and he struggled mightily guarding Derrick Rose on the perimeter. Alex didn’t seem to have the lateral quickness, nor the fundamental defense necessary to guard a player of this caliber, evidenced by Rose’s collapse of the Oak Hill defense each and every time he looked to penetrate.
Next season at Michigan, the opportunity is certainly there for Legion to step in and play right away. With no sure fire starter at shooting guard, he is just a good a guess as anyone to get the majority of the minutes at off-guard. Not an immediate NBA prospect due to his lack of ideal size and ball handling skils, Alex will surely have the opportunity to market himself at Michigan, where he will be able to launch plenty of shots next season.