Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
AAU: Queen City Prophets
Evaluation: Passionate shotblocker with great length and a nonstop motor. Ladell has really improved on the offensive end where he has a hook shot and ability to finish a rebound through contact; at the line and from short range he has a reliable touch when he follows through all the way. Defensively he works hard to fight around opponents and push them off the block and is able to use his length and above average foot speed to move his feet when attacked from the perimeter. Great team player that is more concerned with winning then scoring Ladell is an above average passer out of the post and takes pride in setting up teammates with on and off ball screens.
Bottom Line: His recruitment will probably come down to the wire as both low major Division I and several Division II’s are chasing after him. Could see it going either way but he will work himself into a contributing role wherever he ends up, particularly when he adds girth in a college weight room and continues to develop as a low post threat.