Here is Part 2 in a series of reports profiling the Event's Top Performers:
Long and talented prospect with exceptional athleticism. Had several highlight reel plays that caused a surge of excitement in the gym. He uses his leaping ability well on both ends of the floor, from high rising chase down blocks on defense to soaring above-the-rim finishes on the offensive end. However, it is a mistake to categorize Deuce as solely an "athletic" wing. He demonstrated a smooth and polished skill set on the perimeter, particularly when creating pull up jumpers off the dribble. While it took awhile for his shot to get going in the first game, you could see the form and mechanics are there. He has good range on his three point stroke. He is very effective slashing to the rim and has great body control. Defensively, he exhibited very good instincts and plays passing lanes well. All in all, he is a terrific prospect with a huge ceiling.
Versatile wing who impressed with his ability to many things well and impact the game in a multitude of ways. He has good athleticism, can put the ball on the floor and slash to the rim for buckets. Looked good on perimeter and displayed a consistent outside shot. Rebounds really well from the wing position and is an active defender on and off the ball. The intangibles he exhibited throughout the day were equally impressive. He plays with hustle and good energy. Vocal on court presence who was willing to take leadership for his team. Nice prospect in West Georgia who certainly needs to be on the radar of Coaches.
Pure Point Guard out of Augusta who did a great job leading his team as a playmaker. Has excellent quickness which allowed him to break down defense and create scoring opportunities for his teammates. Good decision maker when leading the break and delivers ball at right time. Makes teammates better. While he shined as a floor general, he is adept at scoring the ball himself when needed. Uses his body well in the paint and connected on a couple of deep three pointers. Aggressive on ball defender. High quality and savvy lead guards like Joshton are at a premium.
High potential guard with good size who can flat out score the basketball. When he gets going, he is easily one of the best scorers in the Peach State. Quick first step; very good when driving to his left and using his body to finish at the rim or with soft touch in the paint. Is a matchup nightmare for opponents as he is often too quick for bigs to stay in front of; but has too much size for smaller guards to handle in the post. Above average three-point shooter with good range; can heat up quickly and knock down treys in bunches. Has all the physical tools to be a strong and versatile defender, but will need to place more focus in that area to truly reach the high potential he has as a player. Look for Kervens to be All-State candidate in Class AAAAAA this coming season.
Late blooming combo guard who has really started to make a name for himself as a prospect over the past several months. Continued his ascent with a good showing on Saturday. He has lightning quick first step; Attacks defensive gaps really well on slashing drives and scores. Very good at executing tight 2 or 3 dribble move combos for efficient pull up jumpers. Has excellent body control; showed several acrobatic finishes at the rim. Has good instincts on defensive end and plays aggressively on the ball. Strong work ethic as evidenced by improvement rise this off-season. Caught strong attention from several of the College programs in attendance; we expect his recruitment to continue to trend upward in coming months.
Emerging big man who had a impressive showing on the defensive end of the court. Without question, he was one of the top rim protectors in the event. Very active; blocked numerous shots in both games he played. He used his long wingspan to aggressively contest shots in the paint. He also did a good job on the boards to help jumpstart fast break opportunities for his team. Offensive repertoire is currently limited to putbacks and high percentage finishes at rim. However, the potential is there for him to blossom. He is a strong academic student (3.7 GPA; 1160 SAT). Combination of size, upside potential, and academics make him an intriguing prospect for College Programs.
SEBA Hoops & Hope Recap (3 Takeaways From the Event)
SEBA Hoops & Hope - Top Performers (Part 1)
SEBA Hoops & Hope - Top Performers (Part 2)
SEBA Hoops & Hope - Top Performers (Part 3)
SEBA Hoops & Hope - Additional Standouts (Part 4)