InLax Prospects: 2013 NLL Scouting Reports

InLax Prospects  has scouting reports of every player eligible for the NLL 2013 draft, and we took some of the best of them so you know what to expect. Our scouts are professional players, scouts, coaches and team general managers.Robert Church

Long term I’d say this guy is the best player in this draft if he stays healthy. Already an ACL victim, he struggles with some size and fitness disadvantages. Out of the Josh Sanderson, Ryan Benesch mold Church is very creative and a deadly shooter. Church will generate points his whole career and the fact that he’s right handed is his biggest drawback in this years draft with some top lefties finally available.

Tor Reinholdt

Gritty, tenacious, athletic lefty with a good stick. Transitions well and can finish in tight. Solid D man, willing to drop the gloves to give his team a boost.

Casey Jackson

One of the top offensive lefties in the 2013 draft Jackson is sure to have lots of tire kickers entering the draft. Jackson has been a steady preformer at all levels of lacrosse but never the standout he was once thought to be. Senior ball in BBY has given him some good growth and confidence that could rally him into an NLL job in 2014. Jackson is the type of guy build more for the NLL than the WLA with his speed and quickness. Either way he is a skill player and someone will be willing to take a shot at him in the 2nd round in 2014.

Tyler Digby

Biggest question is will Digby ever play pro lacrosse. I guess if the CFL doesn’t want him the NLL will. Digby hasn’t played a lot of lacrosse the last few years and this summer in BBY has been interesting. Digby was busy getting the rust off in May and June but a productive July has shown some glimses of what he will be like if ever fully dedicated to lax. Digby will slide to the second round where many teams would be happy to lock him up on thier holdout list.

JJ Laforet

JJ Laforet is a beast! He takes every shutdown opportunity personally and almost never fails. The ultimate teammate, and a great leader, he is someone that you want to go to war with! Also, very underrated at the offensive end of the floor, given the opportunity he will bury his chances.

James Delaney

Here is a guy that has jumped around so much in the last few years in pursuit of his lax degree for the pros. Delaney put in solid year and registered solid numbers for the POCO Saints in the BC Junior ranks before heading off to Calgary in hopes of getting to the Minto Cup. A slow start in Coquitlam Sr A this year got him moved to Nanaimo at the deadline and that resulted in floortime and production from Delaney. Coach Toth opened the door for this goal scoring Junior to take his game to the Senior level just in time for the draft. Look for him to be a late 3rd round pick in this deep draft.

Spencer England

No goalie improved more over the last 3  years in he BCJALL. Spencer emerged this year as a legitimate starter. Winning big games with his calm confidence. The big save was there when it was needed most.
Ball control and communication are what sets Spencer apart from most other JrA goalies ‎. Spencer does not throw out errant passes. This is vital for game management to either protect a lead or reduce a deficit. Communication to his defense is Spencers strongest asset. Having a set of trusted eyes with the vision to determine offensive schemes allows a defense to exert pressure where necessary.
Spencer was the hardest working member of the Langley JrA Thunder in 2013. 1st on the floor and last off. This will bode well for Spencer as goaltending is a position where athletes continues to evolve until their late 20′s.  The willingness to practice and educate oneself separate the great from the good goaltenders.