This year’s edition of the SEBA College Showcase carried on that tradition, as 200 prospects representing all parts of Georgia as well as seven other states were eager to compete and display their talent to the large collection of college coaches in attendance.
Here is Part I in a series of reports profiling the Event's Top Performers:
RELATED: Top Performers (Part 1)
Top Performers (Part 2)
Top Performers (Part 3)
Top Performers (Part 4)
One of the camp's top overall performers and a prospect with great College potential, Devin had a terrific showing. His combination of length and athleticism presented problems for opposing defenses throughout the day. In the halfcourt, he was very effective at attacking the basket and scoring at the rim. He thrives in the open court, runs the floor well, and had several thunderous dunks to finish the fast break. Defensively, he was very active in the paint, blocking shots and snatching rebounds. He also showed the ability to effectively defend the perimeter. His aggressiveness was consistent on both ends of the floor and he played with great energy. Easy to see why he is considered one of the top available talents in Georgia.
Athletic prospect with strong 6'5 frame, The Ohio native generated a buzz throughout the day. The most physically imposing guard in the event, Omari was very effective taking his man off the dribble and powering thru contact at the rim for scores. He has a smooth pull-up jumper and gets good separation from the defender. Has the ability to play above the rim and finish with authority. Excellent rebounder for a guard. He does a great job initiating the fast break after securing rebound and distributed ball well. Has good court vision and makes the right pass. Looks very much the part of a Division I player.
Scoring combo guard with great quickness; Treylan is a tough player to guard off the dribble. He finishes really well in the paint and had multiple acrobatic finishes at the rim for scores. He is a good ball handler and creates well for himself. Wiry strong and finishes consistently over taller rim protectors. The lefty did a great job of getting to the rim, but also showed he can knock down the midrange jumper when defense sagged off. Nice looking prospect out of Cobb County.
The camp format presents a long day of basketball with many of the participants showing fatigue by the afternoon session. However, the opposite was true for Jamar, who seemed to bring increased energy as the day went on. The long and bouncy wing guard played with a great motor on the both ends of the floor. Whether he was dunking on a defender in traffic, coming helpside to block a shot, or crashing the boards for a putback bucket, he was literally all over the court making plays. The passion he played with was contagious and spread to his teammates. The 1st Team All-Region selection was the Walton County Player of the Year and averaged 20 ppg and 10 boards this year as a Senior. High potential prospect.
Multi-dimensional guard who does many things well. His versatility is his greatest strength as a player. Tay scored the ball at the rim, knocked down treys, set-up teammates for scores, and ran the break. Defensively, he has the ability to guard multiple positions and match up with quick guards or bigger wings. A member of the 1,000 point club at East Jckson in only two years, he averaged 23 ppg this past season while being named All-Region and All-Area. Has impressive academic credentials with a 3.5 GPA and 1140 SAT. Recruiting is trending upward, with strong interest from numerous programs.
Emerging big man had a terrific showing from start to finish; caught the attention of multiple College coaches with his play. Alex excelled in in the half court 3 vs 3 skill station, where he was a force both offensively and defensively in the paint. He rebounded the basketball extremely well throughout the day and was great on the offensive boards; providing second and third chance opportunities for his team. Defensively, he played the role of strong rim protector and paint presence, while also effectively defending pick-n-roll situations away from the basket. Runs the floor well for his size and good finisher; had several impressive dunks in both half court and on fast breaks. Key player on Tri-Cities squad that won the Class AAAAAA State Championship.
Talented guard whose game should translate well to the College level. Has good size and was one of the top all-around scorers in the camp. He shot the ball very well from beyond the arc and created good space for his jumper off the dribble. His length bothered opponents when guarding the perimeter and he rebounds well for a guard. Was named All-State and All-Region while helping lead Kell to a Region Title and Elite 8 appearance this past season. Carries a 3.5 GPA in classroom.
All-State GISA guard who averaged 27 ppg this season; Jaelin lit up the scoreboard from all three zones of the floor. Possessing a nice combination of quickness and strength, He relentlessly attacked the rim for buckets; while also hitting floaters, pull up jumpers, and several three pointers. Plays with a focused intensity and put up big numbers without forcing the action. Will be a great pickup for a program looking to add offensive firepower.
Long wing guard with good athleticism; Jacobi left a positive impression on many of the Coaches in attendance. He has a versatile skill set; thrives in the open court and in half court set. Looks to attack the basket and uses his athleticism to convert at the rim. Adept at posting up smaller guards in the paint, while also displaying an effective outside jumper. Really like his ability to defend multiple positions. Throw in his 3.8 GPA and 24 ACT score and it easy to see why several College programs are heavily pursuing the Middle Georgia standout.
Pleasant surprise who definitely made the most of his trip up from the Tampa Bay area. Rae'Shaun played with great energy and was a high impact player all over the court. He is a tremendous leaper and executed a between the legs dunk that brought a roar throughout the gym. He attacked the rim with aggression and finished consistently. He knocked down pull up jumpers at a high rate from the mid-range. Plays good on ball defense and pressures passing lanes; created numerous turnovers and turned them into scores on the other end.
Zeff was a defensive powerhouse throughout the day. He played great interior defense, seemingly blocking or altering every shot that came his way. He is very active and plays with a great motor. Was one of the best rebounders in the camp; owning the boards on both ends of the court. Offensively, he played to his strengths, which is grabbing offensive putbacks and finishing around the basket with power layups and dunks. While still developing as a player, he has a very bright future. With the right JUCO program, could certainly see him emerging into an eventual Division I prospect
Scoring point guard who was very effective from all three scoring levels. He used his quickness to get into the paint and uses his body extremely well to score at the rim among taller defenders. He is a knock down shooter from beyond the arc and is dangerous coming off high ball screens. A player who steps up big-time in clutch situations, Demarcus hit game winning shot at the buzzer to lead Tri-Cities to the AAAAAA State Title a few weeks back. All-State selection this past season. He currently holds offers from several Division II and Junior College programs. Is going to be a very nice player at next level.
Please stay tuned in the coming days for more reports on additional standouts from the SEBA Showcase Event.