2018 forward Cole Swider had a huge weekend in LA for EYBL session 4. The 6’8 junior continues to be one of the most productive players this summer and is solidifying himself as one of the best prospects in the country.
Cole’s shotmaking ability was on full display against Mokan Elite, as he buried 5 triples on his way to 30 points for the game. The impressive thing about Swider is his ability to hit perimeter shots off the dribble and off screens as opposed to a standstill catch and shoot prospect. Cole was able to connect from distance as the playmaker in pick and roll sets, in isolation off the dribble, and coming off screens. Not just a shooter, his floater in the lane may be the best we’ve seen this Spring for a prospect of his size. Swider consistently hit floaters in the lane off the dribble and showed tremendous touch. While most stretch 4s have a lot of stretch and little 4, Cole embraces physicality as both a finisher and a rebounder. We were thoroughly impressed with his ability to finish through contact and battle on the glass all weekend. Swider averaged 19.3 points and 8 rebounds per game over 4 games in Los Angeles this weekend, and may have had the single best performance of any prospect with his game against Mokan Elite. See below for highlights.