Remember the name JP Macura. He is just a rising Jr at Lakeville North HS. Macura didn't even play 6 minutes at the Varsity level which we couldn't understand. This kid is going to give Lakeville North an elite player. He is one of the elite players of this special 2014 class in Minnesota that is shaking up the Nation. The 2014 year in Minnesota has never seen a list of players like this where there will be close to 25 division one players with 10 potentially playing at the high division one level. Macura could be one of the ten. We already know he is a division one player currently holding 7 division one offers.
Macura played 16u for MN Pump N Run that made some noise on a National level. He is one of several reasons why they made noise! He is an outstanding shooter with range to 22 feet. Macura has a quick and solid release with a great rotation. He catches the ball high and anticipating shooting, which adds to an already quick release. This kid is a deadly assassin behind the arc. Macura will occasionally set up the defender on drives which opens up his jumper. Macura can go off the dribble and drain shots, but his forte is coming off screens and burying deep jumpers. Macura can also shoot 3 pointers off the catch. He can also lay and wait on the wing for a pass off penetration and nail the 3 pointer or midrange all game long. Macura is able to break games open!
At this point in his young career Macura needs to continue to work on ball handling and attacking off the dribble. With improved strength he will be difficult to handle. This will keep major division one defenders honest. They will make him play off the dribble because of his automatic shooting. He just needs to be more aggressive and attack the rim. The good thing is, he is only a junior with one more year left with Pump N Run AAU playing against top talent around the country. This will only improve his game to an elite level.
Overall Macura is a pure jump shooter with a scoring mentality. Due to his prolific shooting he is a threat anywhere on the court. Macura has three point range off the catch or dribble. We watched him two separate national tournaments knock down three or more 3 pointers in a row. He does not let misses detour him. He understands his role on a team…shoot the ball and stretch the defense! What makes Macura such a great prospect besides shooting is he is 6'4" and still growing! Macura also is able to play point guard. With increased confidence at the PG position, strength, and handles his prospect ranking will shoot through the roof! Coaches are beginning to line up! Enjoy the film! His Rivals profile at www.Rivals.com displays his offer list which is growing.