Here is Part 3 in a series of reports profiling the Event's Top Performers:
Talented prospect who plays with a nice combination of athleticism and physicality. He had several strong scoring drives which exhibited his leaping ability along with the ability to finish thru contact. Equally favorable was his ability to keep the defense honest with an accurate outside stroke. We liked the on-court poise he displayed. He plays within himself and doesn't force the action; but at same time is active and assertive at the right times. Rebounds the ball very well from the wing position and has all the makings of a versatile defender at next level. Many things to like about this Augusta standout and we expect him to be a hotly pursued prospect among College Coaches in the Southeast Region.
Intriguing prospect who brings great versatility on both ends of the floor. Has a very strong physical frame which allows him to overpower opposing guards when scoring around rim. Excellent finisher in paint. Vast majority of taller forwards don't have the quickness to match up with him on the perimeter. He has a very accurate, yet slightly unorthodox, three point shot with the ability to score in bunches. Very good rebounder for a guard. At the College level, he will have the physical tools to guard multiple positions. Excellent student with 4.0 GPA and extremely coachable. Look for him to be one of the top players in talent rich Cobb County this season.
Long and athletic forward who was very active and impactful on both ends of the foor. He exhibited a solid inside-out offensive skill set; showed ability to knock down mid-range shot consistently while using his quickness to attack and finish at the rim. What was most impressive was his defensive contribution. He snatched up many rebounds while also providing good rim protection. Very good help defender with knack for being around the ball. Carries a 3.7 GPA in classroom. He, along with fellow Hoops & Hope standouts Kevin Taylor and Isaiah Logan, should form an excellent Senior trio for a dangerous Allatoona team this coming season.
Impressive multi-faceted guard who checks the boxes in numerous categories. Has good size for a guard and seemed very comfortable as both a facilitator and as a scorer. Had several nice drives in traffic mixed in with a number of converted three-pointers and pull-up jumpers. Sees the floor well and did a good job setting up his teammates from the lead guard position. We liked his desire to compete. Academically, he is an excellent student with a 3.9 GPA and 1190 SAT. Expect a breakout Senior year for him.
A first team All-Region player as a Junior last season, this was the first chance we got to see him play in person. He took full advantage of the event platform with an impressive showing. Heady guard with good frame; plays with great hustle and court awareness. Took several charges which was impressive to see in a Showcase setting. Efficient scorer. Shot the ball well from the three point land and had a few nice takes to the rim where he finished strong. Crashed boards hard on both ends. Plays with a good energy and attitude that rubs off on teammates.
Highly athletic wing guard with strong build. Had several impressive slashing drives for scores in the half court set. He runs the floor really well in transition and can finish well above the rim. His physical gifts allow him to be a disruptive force on the defensive end of the floor as an on-ball defender, in passing lanes, and as a rebounder. He is steadily growing in his understanding and feel of the game. With continued development of his perimeter skill set, the potential is there for him to be a high impact player at the next level. We are confident he will reach that point.
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)