Here is Part 3 in a series of reports profiling the Event's Top Performers:
Top Performers 1
Top Performers 2
Good Shooters are always at a premium, nonetheless those those who are 6' 6 and play with a high basketball IQ. It was therefore no surprise that Mehki had College Coaches scrambling to their roster booklets when he knocked down six (6) treys in first half of his team's 5 vs 5 game. He showed a quick release and deep range, with the ability to shoot off the bounce or pass. While definitely one of the top shooters in the event, it would be a mistake to limit him as simply a shooting specialist. He has a good feel for the game and the tools to grow into a solid all-around perimeter threat at the next level. With his production, potential, and outstanding 4.2 GPA in classroom; we expect a number of schools will make the smart move of offering Mehki in the upcoming weeks.
Talented athletic wing guard with strong court presence. Strong frame and length. One coach in attendance commented that the Jonesboro product “Plays like a grown man” and the description fits well. Brown plays with a good blend of toughness, physicality, and athleticism. Quick first step; Excels at powering to the rim for aggressive scores. Top notch finisher in the paint. Is very aggressive on the boards and high impact presence on the defensive end of floor. Natural leader on the floor, he is the type of player who wills his team to victory and fills the stat sheet across the board. Has the physical tools and hard hat mentality to become an immediate contributor at the next level.
Elite Academic prospect (4.2 GPA and 1390 SAT) who has become a hot target of numerous High academic programs across the country. A traditional post player who knows what he does best and plays to his strengths. Consistent double-double production. He is effective as a scoring threat on the lower block, exhibiting good footwork and hands. One of the top rebounders in camp, His aggressiveness and gritty approach stands out as he cleans the glass. Relentless on the offensive boards. He is a good interior defender and has good understanding of help defense. Is an elite screener and does a great job of setting up teammates for scoring opportunities. Does many of the little things that winning programs value.
Natural playmaker with dual capacity to score and create; one of the top Point Guard prospects in attendance. Has excellent quickness and a tight handle. Controls the tempo of game. Has a quick burst with the ball to blow by defenders and get in the paint. His pull up game is advanced, where he gets good separation from the defense and elevation on his jumper. Defensively, he puts good pressure on ball handlers and has active hands. After a strong Junior year at Buford, Caleb will be playing his Senior season at Gwinnett powerhouse Grayson.
Strong athletic workhorse who made his presence known as an inside-out threat. Plays with non-stop motor. He was very active scorer in the paint, using his combination of strength and athleticism to his advantage. Excellent finisher at the rim. Showed a solid outside shot that must be respected. Physical rebounder. Comfortable leading the fast break off his own rebound and pushing ball in transition. One of several Osborne standouts in the event.
One of the top defenders in camp, Jayden is a physical point guard that plays with a true “junk yard dog” mentality. He picks up his man full court and wears opponents down, forcing a good share of turnovers which led to buckets for his team on the other end. As a playmaker, Jayden gets into the paint with ease and draws defense creating scoring opportunities for himself and teammates. Orchestrates pick-n-roll situations with precision; Has excellent floater when scoring over trees in the paint. Good three-point stroke and finds his spots well. Top notch competitor that any coach would love to go to battle with.
Possibly the biggest surprise player in the event, Logan had an impressive showing and used the stage to catch the eye of several College coaches. Used early part of camp to feel things out, but once he got going, he was a force to be reckoned with. He was one of the top marksman in camp, and shot the 3-ball very extremely well from all over the perimeter. Showed the ability to score over smaller players on the block. A deceptively athletic player, he is quick off his feet and had one of the camp’s best blocks, where he swatted an attempted dunk attempt into the wall. Plays with good intensity and willingness to scrap. Carries a 4.0 GPA and 28 ACT score, he is a prospect surely worthy of close looks from academically select programs.