SEBA Atlanta Spring College Showcase Saturday March 19, 2016 "Recognized as one of the Nation's Top Spring Exposure Camps for Unsigned Seniors"
Posted March 21, 2016
The 2016 edition of the SEBA Atlanta College Showcase was held this past weekend on the campus of Oglethorpe University in Atlanta. This 11th annual Spring Exposure Camp featured a full capacity roster of 180 players from all throughout Georgia, as well as from the states of Florida, Tennessee, North Carolina, Alabama, South Carolina, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Washington D.C. The Event had a deep talent pool of Senior prospects looking to showcase their talents to the College Coaches and scouts in attendance; as well as an impressive number of 2017 and 2018 prospects who used the stage to demonstrate their abilities.
The Showcase provided a complete and well rounded day of competition, development, inspiration, and exposure. During the morning session, the players participated in fundamental skills stations conducted by an excellent group of top high school, travel ball, and skill development coaches. Following the morning stations, Coach Courtney Brooks, who led Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy (SACA) squad to National prominence and State Titles in 2004 and 2006, delivered a rousing and memorable speech which captivated all in attendance. Coach Brooks passionately spoke on the importance of pursuing dreams, sacrifice, discipline, gratitude, and faith. At Mid-day, the players moved into the 5-on-5 games, where they competed in three (3) full-court games with their respective camp team throughout the afternoon and early evening. The event concluded with an exciting and intense "Top 30" All-Star Game, which was decided in overtime on the final possession. The well played finale was a fitting cap to a highly successful camp.
Below is a summary on the Event’s Top Performers:
Most Outstanding Performers (Players Listed in no particular order)
Desmond Webb (6’ 4, SG, Carrollton; 2016) - Desmond is a big-time scorer who knows how to put the ball in the bucket. He uses his length, strength, and body control to finish extremely well off the drive. He shoots the three ball well and is a nightmare for opposing defenders to match-up as he overpowers smaller players and blows past bigger forwards. Will be a steal for a College program looking for a scoring wing.
Kalin Johnson (6’ 1, CG, Gasden City, Alabama; 2016) - Kalin came into camp with much endorsement as he averaged 24 ppg and was named named 1st Team All-State in Alabama’s (Largest) 7A Classification this past season. His play at the camp backed up that buzz, as he was a scoring machine throughout the day. He is an excellent outside shooter who lit up the nets from beyond the arc. He also demonstrated nice athleticism and balance in scoring off the bounce. Excellent player.
Jeremy Joyner (6’ 7, Forward, Charles Drew; 2016) – Emerging forward who had a good showing. Jeremy has several very good post moves and touch around the rim. He can knock-down face up mid-range jumper. Is aggressive and assertive, while still remaining under-control. He is a strong rebounder and protects the lane on defense; blocking and contesting numerous shots. .
Xavier Johnson (6’ 4, Wing, Tucker; 2016) - High flying and powerfully built wing-forward who makes major impact with athleticism. Impressed coaches and spectators with several impressive power dunks and blocked shots. Plays bigger than height and is capable of effectively guarding taller players on defense. Very good offensive rebounder. Named 1st Team All-Region in very competitive 2-AAAAAA.
Jovante Lee (6’ 1, PG, Northview, Alabama; 2016) - Very talented all-around lead guard. Demonstrated a good looking outside stroke and uses his athleticism to get into the paint and create opportunities for himself and others. Is a very good finisher at the basket. Aggressive on ball defender. Was named 2nd Team All-State in Alabama’s Class AAAAAA this past year.
Jason Morrison (6’ 4, CG, Wesleyan; 2016) - Jason is an impressive player who can do many things on the court. He is a very good athlete and scores well at rim. He is a capable three point shooter . He excelled on the defensive end of the floor; guarding the ball well and had several crowd pleasing blocked shots. He plays the game with passion and intensity and has excellent upside. Named All-Region as both a Junior and Senior. .
Jawaun White (6’ 1,CG, Arnold, Florida; 2016) - Standout Guard who made his travel from Panama City, Florida worthwhile, as he played extremely well throughout the day. Jawaun demonstrated an impressive all-around skill set and put up lots of points, scoring from 3, mid-range, and at the rim. He has a strong, athletic build which he used to overtake opponents. He averaged 20 ppg this past season and is a career 1000 point scorer at Arnold.
Robert Kelly (6’ 7, Wing, Cumberland Christian; 2016) - Long and Active wing with good potential. Demonstrated leaping ability with an impressive dunk in traffic. Good scorer in the paint and mid-range, with capable three point shot. Excels on offensive glass and keeping ball alive. Runs floor well in transition. Was named All-State and was a McDonalds All-American Nominee this past year while leading Cumberland Christian to Georgia Independent League State Title.
Xavier Bailey (6’ 0, PG, Coosa; 2016) - Xavier was one of the camp’s top all-around guards, as he demonstrated excellent scoring and passing ability. He has quick first step and attacks the ball well off the bounce. He finishes consistently at the rim around bigger players, and has a solid outside stroke. Plays good on ball defense. Named Region Player of Year this past year and is 1,000 point career scorer.
Michael Green (6’ 4, SG, Salem; 2016) - Long playmaking combo guard with good size. He consistently made things happen on the floor. He has good court vision and is a good distributor. He can get in the paint and finish with pull-up or drive. Aggressive defender who forces turnovers. Good potential.
Jordan Gaines (6’ 7, Forward, Tri-Cities; 2016) - Athletic and long prospect with excellent upside. Jordan runs the floor well and finishes above the rim with impressive dunks. Seems to have gained on-court confidence since we saw him last at the SEBA Shootout back in the Fall. Is very active on the offensive glass, and alters many shots on the defensive end. With continued development and increased upper body strength, he has excellent potential for the next level.
Everett “ EJ” Card (6’ 3, SG, St. James School, AL; 2016) - Impressive prospect with good skill set and athleticism. Takes the ball to the rim strong and scored on a series of acrobatic finishes. Also exhibited a good looking three point shot both off the dribble and spotting up. Strong rebounder. Game should translate well to next level. Named All-State in Alabama’s Class 4A this past season.
D’jimon Wilson (6’ 3, SG, Sprayberry; 2016)- D’jimon is a very athletic and energetic wing who has made dramatic improvement as a player over the past 18 months. Has a good offensive skill-set with ability to drive or shoot from the outside. Excellent on ball-defender. One of his biggest strengths is his big “motor” where he is all over the floor making steals, blocking shots, and converting putbacks. Was named All-Region this past year and with his excellent work ethic, will only continue to improve.
Monkeize Moore (5’ 10, PG, Crawford County; 2016) - Very Quick sparkplug guard who continuously made plays throughout the day. Is very good in transition and in pushing the ball on break. Is an ace distributor who is good at drawing and dishing. Sets up teammates for easy scores. Has also has good scoring ability in the paint and from the outside.
Amir Butcher (6’ 3, SG, Tucker; 2016) - Prospect who plays with a lot of energy on both ends of the court. He is an offensive slasher who gets to the rim and finishes. Was very active on defense, playing passing lanes and causing defelctions. Good rebounder from the wing position.
Chris Rogers (6’ 6, Forward, Tri-Cities; 2016) - Forward with strong build and soft hands; scores on the low block and has good touch around the basket. He is a good rebounder on both sides of the floor and provides good interior defensive presence. Above average student in classroom.
Tavias Fagan (6’ 3, Wing, Upson-Lee; 2018) - One of the top Underclassman players in attendance, Tavias is a player with a bright future. He is a long, slashing wing with good athleticism. Defensively, he has good versatility and rebounding ability. Had several impressive blocked shots. With continued development, he has a chance to be one the State’s top wing players in Class of 2018.
Justin Holliday (6’ 3, Wing, South Cobb; 2016) - Athletic wing with very good length, he runs the floor and scores well in transition. Attacks the basket hard from the wing and uses body well to finish. Showed a consistent mid-range jump shot. Makes plays on the offensive glass.
Lane Foster ( 6’ 2; PG; Berkmar; 2016) - Well-rounded lead guard with good speed; Sees floor and makes those around him better. Is a strong defensive player; Excellent student with 4.0 GPA and 28 ACT which makes him an ideal target for academic elite programs looking for immediate impact guard.
Wil Chambliss (6’ 0, SG, Vidalia; 2016) - Scoring guard was one of the best shooters in Camp. He buried three points shots from all over the floor. Reads screens well and moves without the ball. Plays within himself and with good skill-set. Named Region “Player of the Year” in Georgia’s 2-AA this past year.
Tracy Sailem (6’ 2, PG, Jeff Davis; 2016) – Impressive lead guard with good size for the position. Was one of the top overall distributors in camp, sees floor and creates for others. Has quick first step and gets by defender into paint, where he finishes well. Plays aggressive on ball defense and picked up numerous steals.
Additional Camp Standouts
The Camp roster featured a deep and talented pool of Senior Guard Talent. In addition to the players listed above, there were a number of others who impressed with their play. Marcel Ellis (5’ 11, PG, Kennesaw Mountain; 2016) is a good looking guard prospect who showed ability to hit the trey and has a nice step back jumper. The All-Region selection has a tight handle, can create off the dribble, and provide instant offensive production. Ricardo Knox (6’ 1, SG, Alpharetta, 2016) is a playmaking guard with good quickness and length. He sees the floor well and has good scoring ability, especially off the dribble. Roderick Melton (6’ 1, PG, Northview, Alabama; 2016) is an athletic point guard with good size and skill set. He creates well for himself and his teammates and is a tough finisher at the rim. Post Grad Ari Zorns (5’ 8, PG, Mt. Zion, Post Grad) made life miserable for opponents with his quickness and ability to get in the paint and assist to teammates for easy buckets, or to score himself. The former 1st Team All-Region performer at Mt. Zion has four years of eligibility left and could help a program looking for a quality point guard. Joshua Faulkner (6’ 0, PG, Berkmar; 2016) is a very explosive guard who hurts the defense with penetration and has a nice pull-up jumper. He is an athletic on ball defender and is a standout in the classroom with a 3.5 GPA. level. Mitchell Hollis (5’ 11, CG, Pope; 2016) is an excellent three point shooter who plays with great intensity; he brings many intangibles to the floor and is an attractive target for higher academic programs looking for perimeter shooting and leadership. Chris Curlett (5’ 10, CG, Norcross; 2016) is an impressive guard with good athleticism who can score, pass, and make plays on the defensive end. Leroy Jones (5’ 10, PG, Berkmar; 2016) is a tough, physical , and battle tested guard who plays excellent on ball defense and is a consistent shooting threat from beyond the arc. Pedro Costa (6’ 3, PG, Furtah Prep; 2016) is a natural floor general with great court vision. He knows how to run an offense and create scoring opportunities for others and himself. He is a first rate student who should be evaluated by high academic schools needing a lead guard. Walter Shaw (6’ 0, CG, Holly Hill Academy, South Carolina; 2016) is an explosive scoring guard who averaged 27 ppg at Holy Hill this season. He created very well off the dribble throughout the Camp and scored on a variety of pull-up jumpers, treys, and acrobatic drives to the rim. Ricky Shuford (6’ 2, SG, Prattville, AL; 2016) is an intriguing guard prospect with athleticism and a strong frame. He shot the ball well from the outside and can finish above the rim in transition. Jaylen Britt (6’ 0, PG, Saks, AL; 2016) is a guard with the ability to score in bunches and was one of the better outside shooters in attendance. Maxwell Chester (6’ 1, CG, Woodward Academy; 2016) is a balanced guard who was automatic from the beyond the arc as a spot up shooter. The All-Region selection has good strength and uses body well on drives to the rim. Cesar Delatorre (6’ 0, CG, Jefferson, FL) is a guard with the ability to run a team and stretch the defense with his outside shooting ability. He is an excellent defender on and off the ball and played a major role for Tampa Jefferson squad that advanced to State Final Four this season. .
2017 & 2018 Guards
While the collection of Senior Guards at the event was very strong, the 2017 and 2018 Classes also had some very impressive Guard prospects to keep an eye on. Eddie Figueroa (5’ 10, PG, Sprayberry; 2017) is an electrifying guard with excellent penetration skills. He finishes very well off the drive and uses his quickness and dribble moves to create scoring opportunities. Carson Culverhouse (5’ 11, CG, Carrollton; 2017) has a sweet shooting stroke and can create his own shot very well off the dribble. His wingspan allows him to play bigger than his height and plays with great energy and presence. Michael Foster (6’ 0, CG, Heirway Christian; 2017) is a high potential scoring guard with a very quick first step and the strength to finish at the rim and in the lane. He also demonstrated a willingness to get others involved and has the ability to play excellent full court defense on opposing ball handlers. Patrick Fries (6’ 0, CG, Furtah Prep) is an excellent shooter who can stretch defense with his range. He plays with a high basketball IQ and is a standout in the classroom. Markeion Jones (5’ 11, CG, Ridgeland High; 2017) is a scoring combo guard who put on a shooting display. He was on fire throughout the day, knocking down jumpers and long threes all over the court. Juwan Blanton (5’11, PG, East Rutherford, NC; 2017) demonstrated a complete package as a lead guard and impressed with his ability to make his teammates better and shoot the ball from beyond the arc. Roscoe Spruill (5’ 7, PG, Cumberland Christian; 2018) is a lightning quick lead guard who score at the rim and distribute. He has excellent handle and looked good pushing the ball on the break and dishing out assists in transition. Adama Kpaan (6’ 2, PG, Rabun-Gap; 2018) is an athletic young guard with a very bright future. He gets to the rim very well and thrives in uptempo style of play; while playing with a bigtime motor on the defensive end of the court. Zach Pina (5’ 11, PG, Starrs Mill; 2018) is an impressive young guard to keep an eye on. He ran his camp team well as a floor general and has dual ability to both score and create for others. Tahj Jones (5’ 9, PG, Vidalia; 2018) is a good looking young guard who penetrates well and makes plays for those around him. He thrived in transition and will look to build upon a strong sophomore year in which he was named All-Region.
2016 & 2017 Wings
Elijah Alston (6’ 4, Wing, Brunswick; 2016) was one of the bigger surprise players in the event. He caught the eye of many of the coaches and evaluators with his scoring, high energy, and athleticism on both ends of the floor. His ability combined with his excellent academic credentials make him an intriguing prospect for academic elite schools looking to sign a versatile wing this Spring. Milan Nikolic (6’ 3, Wing, Furtah Prep; 2016) is a versatile player with very good upper body strength. He showed excellent shooting ability off the dribble and plays the game the right way and with good poise. Fellow Furtah Prep teammate Milos Jovicevic (6’ 4, Wing, Furtah Prep; 2016) is a player with a good inside-out skill set. He is effective at taking the ball to the basket, scoring in the low post, and from the outside. Both players played major roles in Furtah’s advancement to the GISA State Championship Game. Javis Diaz (6’ 4, Wing, Duluth, 2016) is a physically strong wing with good athleticism who runs the floor well in transition and plays with excellent intensity. The All-Gwinnett selection is a versatile defender who can match up with guards and bigger forwards. JaTahj Malcolm (6’ 3, Wing, Walnut Grove; 2016) is a lanky and energetic wing with good leaping ability. He has good handle, attacks the rim aggressively, and makes good things happen with his high octane motor. Rendull Middleton (6’ 3, Wing, Orangeburg-Wilkinson, SC; 2016) is an workhorse who plays with great intensity and physicality. He is very strong on the boards and scores around the rim. Jalen Brown (6’ 5, Post Grad) is an all-around athlete with excellent leaping ability. He plays hard and made a strong impression on sides of the floor. He has four years of college eligibility. . Charvez Hobson (6’ 3, CG, Booker T Washington Magnet, AL; 2016) is an athletic and lengthy wing who can handle the ball and create his own shot. He was named Honorable Mention All-State for a tough BTW Magnet squad. Austin Strickland (6’ 4, Forward, Eagleville, TN; 2017) is an intelligent and facilitating wing with good leaping ability. He consistently knocked down mid-range jumpers and finished around the hoop.
2016 & 2017 Forwards
Randall Legros (6’ 8, Forward, Allatoona; 2016) is a late blooming big man with size and upside potential. His best ball is ahead of him, as he runs the floor well and crashes the offensive boards hard. He is at his best defensively, where he uses his length to protect the rim and alter shots. He played a significant role in Allatoona’s 31-1 record and State Title game appearance. Neeko Gainey (6’ 5, Forward, Gainesville, FL; 2016) is an active forward who aggressively attacks the basket and picks up a lot of buckets on follow-ups and second chance points. Jaylen Waters (6’ 5, Forward, Roswell; 2016) is an under the radar prospect who was limited to the final 10 games of senior year due to GHSA eligibility constraints. He exhibited good leaping ability and instincts in the paint, and has the ability to finish well at and above the rim. Chandler Davis (6’ 8, Forward; Salem; 2016) is a strong post player with good finishing ability in the paint. Plays with good intensity, leadership, and is big on the boards. William “LB” Jones (6’ 5, Forward, Windsor Academy; 2016) is a high flying forward who had several impressive dunks. He is a very good offensive rebounder and solid mid-range shooter. Francisco Mediavilla (6’ 7, Forward, Tampa Robinson, FL; 2016) is a promising forward with excellent length and leaping ability. He runs the floor very well for his size and finishes with authority. He was one of the top shot blockers in camp, blocking and altering numerous attempts. Averaged a double-double this past season.
Honorable Mention Players
(Listed in no particular order)
Class of 2016 & Post Grads:Holden Roop (Pickens); Martez McKinney (Swainsboro); Tyler Berry (Westminster); Walter Cunningham (Arabia Mountain); Dekwan Lewis (Westside Augusta); Thomas Green (Booker T. Washington Magnet, AL); Demetrius Richardson (Walton); Jevante Gordon (New Discovery); Carlos Waters (Mt. Zion); Nolan Broussard (Ola); TerryunPage (Vidalia); Cesar Delatorre (Tampa Jefferson, FL); Ervin Owens (Bethesda, MD); Seth Culpepper (Gordon Central); Collins Joseph (Tucker); Myles Broadie (North Cobb Christian); Zayne Rice (Pinecrest Academy); Elliott Strickland (Shiloh); Terry James (Dutchtown); Zyaire Riddick (Lehigh Carbon CC); Tomarco Taylor;Jonathan Taylor; Timothy Patterson (Booker T. Washington Magnet, AL); Sadiq Baker (Rockdale County); Jonathan Simmons (Brooks DeBartolo, FL); Darius Brown (Roswell); Dwayne Kemp (Jacksonville Ribault, FL); Carlos Bryant (Lavergne, TN); James Mays III (Renaissance Christian); L'Quan Wiltshire (Tri-Cities);
Classes of 2017 & 2018:Jesse Holt (Dade County; 2017); Terry Goodrum Jr. (Allatoona, 2017); Jake Owens (Kings Ridge Christian, 2017); Abba Wague (Rabun Gap, 2018); Turner Nims (Dunwoody; 2017); Timothy Pearson (Riverview, FL, 2017); Andrew Prestwood (John Milledge Academy; 2017); Keegan Alls (Jeff Davis, 2017); Jaylen Love (Hampton; 2017); Trey Foster (6’ 2, Rutland, 2017); Kavarri Ross (Sacred Heart, AL; 2017); Kameron Dozier (King’s Ridge Christian, 2017); Trey Stevens (Hillgrove; 2017); Tyquan Hailey ( Franklin County; 2017); Tre’Jon Taylor (Mt. Zion, 2017); Shawn Percy (Jeff Davis, 2017); Ceaunte Zachery (Lithia Springs, 2017); Timothy Green II (Carrollton, 2018); Jaylan McKinney (Swainsboro; 2018); Holt Shannon (Mount Paran; 2017); Cole Chaudoin (MLK Magnet, TN, 2018); Gernarious Frey (South Paulding; 2017); Robert Clemons (McEachern, 2017); Jalen Greene (Jefferson Davis, AL, 2017); Devin Gardner (East Bay; 2017); Christian Connor (Brookwood, 2018); John Crone (Pinecrest Academy, 2017);
Special Note: We want to extend big thanks to all of the High School and Travel Ball coaches throughout Georgia and the entire Southeast who supported this event. Additionally, we want to send a special thanks to Courtney Brooks (Fellowship of Christian Athletes), Eddie Hood (Duluth), Bo Mason (FCI Warriors), Andrew Tulowitzky (Galloway); Jamal Basit (South Gwinnett); Chuck Melito (Atlanta Show/NEBA); Walter Perkins III and Walter Perkins IV (Brandon Bolts); Tony Ellison, Bradley Grayson, Darin Cooper, Travis Moore and Shawn Courtney for their time and efforts in working with the players; the Georgia Basketball Coaches Association (GABCA), and last but not least Head Coach Phil Ponder, Assistant Coach Branden Jovaag, and the entire Oglethorpe University Basketball program for their ongoing support.