|Adisa "Desh" Molton II-2023 Lyndhurst|
Every coach covets a big man to protect the rim, rebound and to provide low post scoring; however, to win at the highest levels, every team needs an elite PG. Adisa “Desh” Molton II (4’11/PG/2023/Lyndhurst) fits the bill. Arguably the top 2023 floor general in the state, Molton is highly skilled and dynamic. Everything you need in a PG Molton possess. He has the rock on a string; lives in the paint; is one heck of a playmaker; and can shoot it from the perimeter. Moreover, Molton has multiple dribble moves he employs to defeat his defender and to get into the lane for a floater or dime. That’s not all, he already understands how to change speeds and direction in order to get by his defender. He’s diminutive, but he’s also a hard-nosed and aggressive competitor who backs down from no one. He also plays with a great deal of confidence that only comes from countless hours in the gym and competing at the highest levels.
Molton is not only one of the top 2-3 players in the Cleveland area, he’s listed among our top 5 players in the state, and is ranked nationally by several middle school sites. Molton shown a willingness to travel out of state in search of the best competition in the nation, and not only has he excelled at our Buckeye Prep events, he consistently makes all-star teams at elite events around the region and country. In addition, Molton was selected to Buckeye Prep’s First Team All-State, and participated in the Ohio North vs South All-Star Game last September. It’s also important to note that Molton is an academic star as well, as his 3.267 GPA got him a spot on Buckeye Prep’s 2016 All-Academic Team.
As we pointed out in an earlier story, Molton was a key piece to Damon Stringer’s championship Cleveland Heights team this winter. Stringer is a huge Molton fan and thinks his potential is, "...through the roof..." "Dish lives basketball and has one of the highest IQs of any youth player I've seen," said Stringer. This spring and summer, Molton will again suit up with Andre Wheeler’s talented MWA Elite squad, where he will be joined by an all-star cast. According to Coach Wheeler, Molton, "is a little general who is definitely a leader on the court. He's smart, has a high IQ and runs the team for us," continued Wheeler. If he stays in the gym, continues to grow and to hone his already impressive skill set, Molton has a chance to be real good, and will likely play in a college backcourt several years from now. We’ll get our next chance to see Molton and his MWA squad in action at our March 31st-April 2nd Buckeye Prep Invitational Tournament.