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Dynamite Dexterity: The Triple Threat Maestro with a Defensive Flare

Noah Payne @NoahPayne0 , 6'3 , 175, c/o 25 from St. Mary's Memorial High School ,OH is yet another dynamic young sniper with a ton of speed and athletic ability. With unlimited range Noah uses that beautiful rain maker from deep as his calling card yet he is quite capable of exploding off the bounce and beating you with a nasty first step and that athletic ability to finish from mid-range or at the rim. And he is an outstanding perimeter defender. Noah is a natural leader who is very vocal on defense and getting guys in the right spots . Noah takes a lot of pride in his defense and is one of his favorite parts of the game. His work ethic keeps him striving to improve his skills both offensively and defensively. Noah is a bonafide game changer on both sides of the ball.

During the AAU session averaging 21 points per game with high shooting percentage which where I first saw him. This kid was clutch and the things I saw were jaw dropping of how gifted this gem was. Even down in Orlando at the world championship Noah averaged 18 points a game and helped his team finish 3rd out of a 64 team bracket.  Noah's favorite memory was dropping a 40 piece on 10 threes in a game. During last season on a loaded team Noah was the 7th man off the bench and averaged 3 points and 2 assists in 4-5 minutes of play. So the improvement and development through all the hard work he put in is evident in summer numbers.  He increased his vertiale by 6 inches in the last 8 months while getting stronger as he dedicated himself to getting better every single day. His passion and hunger to be elite drives this young star and that competitive edge to win as one the best fuels that fire and determination. Some goals for Naoh in this season are to maintain a 15 point scoring average  while doing whatever it takes to help his team to the State Playoffs . 

What coaches should know is that his love for this game  and his work ethic separates him from the pack. With an incredible IQ  he brings skill and confidence to the court everytime and never takes a play off.Naoh's vision is play this game as long as he can at the highest level and never settling to just be good, but pursuing greatness with NBA aspirations someday. Naoh already hold a D2 offer from Frostburg State and many interests from Juco, D3s and NAIA schools He also has D1 interest from Colorado who have connected with his AAU coach . It was clear to me Noah was a D1 level talent when I saw him as well as I made a point to catch every game to get a good look at his talent. Noah is open to consider a lower division level with wherever he feels at home despite the division level and will help him continue to develop his craft as he pursues his ultimate dream. If yall wanna see some tremendous ball play, you gotta get to Ohio and catch this show!! 


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