2020 Prospect to watch: Ahmad Scarborough

by Cameron Deloatch, i64sports

Last week’s inaugural I-64 Sports All-Star Weekend was a huge success as talent from all over the DMV poured in to compete against each other. But one particular player stood out. Broadwater Academy class of 2020 guard Ahmad Scarborough came to compete.

In the underclassmen division game, he led Team DMV to a victory and also won game MVP honors. I got a chance to dive deeper and see how Scarborough got to this point.  Despite averaging more than 20 ppg for Braodwater this past season, Scarborough is still a relatively unknown prospect.

When I talked to Scarborough, the one thing that impressed me the most is that he said his best attribute was defense. Often times, young players say shooting or passing but rarely do you hear them say “defense.”

Even in the All-Star game setting, Scarborough was defending the ball like it was a playoff game, and he turned most of his defense into offense.

When asked what was the biggest development in his game, Scarborough noted, his scoring.

“Coming in as a freshman I could always play defense, I wanted to improve on my scoring a lot though. I try to pattern my game after Kyrie Irving and the way he scores,” the junior added.

Scarborough is as hard-nosed as they come. On defense, the combo guard will pick up the opposing teams best guard 94 feet and then turn around and give him a bucket on offense. Going into his last high school off-season, Ahmad’s main focus is improving his jump shot and being more consistent.

“When I play in camps, I want to show scouts that I can score but I really want to show them I can defend,” Scarborough said.

Any coach will appreciate that mentality from a young and upcoming guard. Be on the lookout for Ahmad Scarborough this summer and this winter as he enters into his senior campaign.

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