Friday, October 7, 2016

2016 SEBA Atlanta All-Star Shootout (Scouting Report)

The 2016 SEBA Atlanta All-Star Shootout was held September 17th on the campus of Oglethorpe University in Atlanta. This 14th annual event featured a full capacity roster of 170 prospects from all areas of Georgia, as well as from the states of Florida, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, and Washington. The Shootout brought excellent exposure to all of the participants, as numerous college coaches representing programs from throughout the South were in attendance to evaluate and recruit the talent on hand.

The Camp consisted of a complete day of competition, development, inspiration, and exposure. During the morning session, the players participated in fundamental skills stations conducted by a fantastic group of accomplished high school, travel ball, and skill development coaches. Following the morning stations, Courtney Brooks spoke to the players. Coach Brooks, who led Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy (SACA) to national prominence and State Titles in 2004 and 2006, gave a passionate speech challenging the players to strive for success not only on the court, but more importantly in the game of life. Fresh off the inspiration, the players moved into 5-on-5 play, where they competed in three (3) full-court games with their respective camp team throughout the afternoon and early evening. The event concluded with a hotly contested "Top 30" All-Star Game which was well played and a fitting end to a highly successful event.    

Below is a summary on the Event’s Top Performers: 


Most Outstanding Performers 
(Players Listed in no particular order)
 
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Demiere Brown (6’ 6,  Wing, North Cobb Christian; 2017)
Talented Prospect with impressive combination of size, strength, skill, and athleticism. Has excellent versatility to his game and is capable of doing many things on the court. Creates well on the perimeter, but is equally dangerous in the paint, where he uses his size to shoot runners or to overpower smaller defenders. Handles the ball well, especially on the break and is a good finisher. Has the ability to be a top notch rebounder from the wing position. Was named Region “Player of the Year” and All-State as a Junior and will be the go-to-scorer for Coach Greg Matta’s talented North Cobb Christian squad this coming year.      

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Alex Watson (6’ 2, Point Guard, Pope; 2017) 
Excellent lead guard with potential to be one of the top players in Cobb County this season. Has a nice handle and quickness; uses combination of dribble moves to create space for pull-up jumper and drives to the rim. Equally effective knocking down the spot up trey. Plays with intensity and knows how to compete. Bright future. Was named All-Region in very competitive 5-AAAAAA as a Junior.    


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Keiodre Perry (6’ 4, SG, Eastside; 2017)
Dynamic and athletic player who can flat out score the basketball. Keiodre showed off a very impressive repertoire of offensive skills where he scored off the bounce, at the rim, beyond the arc, and in transition. Was able to repeatedly create good shots for himself, while also having the court awareness to dish for assists when defense collapsed on him. Exhibited a smooth and accurate three point shot; as well as superior slashing ability. Excellent prospect with very bright future.    

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Gary Bishop (5’ 11, PG, Dacula; 2017)
Very impressive point guard who was a delight to watch. Gary used his quickness and ball handling ability to slice-and-dice opposing defenses. He created many scoring opportunities for himself and his teammates off the dribble. He shot the ball really well from the perimeter and is strong and physical on-ball defender. With Dacula having graduated three super talented guards who are all now playing College Ball, look for Gary to step into a featured role and have a big-time senior season for Coach Russ Triaga.        
 

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Moses Merritt (6’ 8, Forward, North Cobb Christian; 2017)
High potential prospect with size and athleticism, “Mo” finishes very well around the rim and threw down several powerful dunks in traffic. He runs the floor very well for his size and is effective on the break. Crashes the offensive boards hard and creates second chance opportunities for his team with putbacks and tips. Has a couple of developing low block scoring moves. Showed he can hit faceup jumper. Sees double team well and finds open man. On defensive end, he protects the rim and altered/blocked numerous shots. Has a chance to be an exceptional player with continued work and development.      

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Michael Foster (6’ 0, PG, Heirway Christian Academy; 2017)
Diamond in the Rough prospect who made a big statement with his impressive all-around play. Coming off a Junior season where he averaged 23 ppg and 6 assists at Heirway Christian; Michael seized the opportunity to play against talent from “bigger” schools and excelled throughout the day. He carved up opposing defenses with his exceptionally quick first step and ability to consistently finish at the rim. Was equally impressive distributing the ball; feeding teammates with well-timed and delivered assists. Strong performance played him onto the radar of several of the colleges in attendance. 
            

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Ceaunte Zachery (6’2, CG, Lithia Springs; 2017)
Versatile and athletic guard who was one of the camp’s top scorers and overall performers. He slashed to the rim and scored on a variety of acrobatic finishes. He knocked down the long range three and showed good court vision in setting up teammates. Looked good leading the fast break and in transition. He has good wingspan and is active on defensive end. Best ball is definitely ahead of him.  

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Uriah Pickens (6’ 2, CG, Decatur, 2017)
Combo guard with good size who displayed a well-rounded offensive skill set. Plays with good intensity, but is also very poised. Creates well off the dribble and can score at all three levels. Showed ability to consistently get in the paint off the dribble and create for himself and others. Had to sit out Junior season due to transfer-eligibility issue; but is cleared for this coming year and has the potential to have a huge Senior year. 

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Mikael Sampson (6’ 6, Forward, Westminster School; 2017)
Physical athlete with great strength, Mikael was extremely effective scorer around the rim and on the boards throughout the day. Plays within flow of game and with good focus, he repeatedly crashed the offensive boards for putbacks and tip-ins. Runs the floor very well for a forward and can finish with authority. Demonstrated a solid face up jumper from mid-range. Excellent defensive player and rebounder on the interior. Is an elite student in classroom with impressive SAT score and is receiving strong interest from a number of high academic college programs.    
      

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Trey Foster (6’2, PG, Westside Macon; 2017)
Guard from Middle Georgia was one of the best playmakers in the camp. Showed great passing ability and court vision; made his teammates better and dished assists  for easy buckets. Handles the ball well and showed good decision making. Knocked down outside jumper when defense sagged, and attacked rim while driving gaps. Aggressive defender and very active on both ends. Transferred to Westside for Senior season. 

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Weber Sandlin (6’ 3, G, Creekview; 2017)
Heady guard with excellent skill level and overall game. Shot the midrange pull-up and three ball well. Has quick and natural release on shot. Has good court vision and sees passing lanes well while setting up teammates for easy scores. Not afraid to dive on the floor for loose balls and make hustle plays. Was constantly involved on both ends of floor. Has good length which allows him to defensively contest shots on perimeter. Named All-Region as Junior. Good upside potential.  
     

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 Eddie Figuera (5’ 10, PG, Sprayberry; 2017)
Quick playmaker with ability to score and distribute; Is a first rate penetrator and has great body control; finishes very well at the rim over bigger players. Exhibited a good floater and pull up jumper shot. Very active defender in passing lanes and picked up numerous steals. Has strength and potential to be a top notch on-ball defender. Has above average three point shoot which he balances well with his driving ability.    

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Terrence DeJohn (6’ 4, Wing, Naples, FL; 2017)
Extremely versatile player out of Southwest Florida. Terrence does many things well on the court. He is an active player on the defensive end; deflected passes and grabbing steals. Looks good in transition and can lead the break or run the lane well. In the half court, beat defense off the dribble and finished consistently. His well rounded abilities combined with his strong ACT score had several college coaches highlighting his name as a prospective recruit.   
  

Cameron Starkes (6’ 0, PG, Lakeside; 2017)
Lightning quick guard who relentlessly attacked and scored at the rim throughout the day. Was able to consistently get into the lane and make good things happen for his team. Was one of the top on-ball defenders in the camp and grabbed several steals in each of his games. Looked good leading the break and playing in transition. High energy player.       

Darius Giles (6’ 2, SG, Arabia Mountain; 2017)
One of the top perimeter scorers in the camp, Darius used a combination of aggressive drives, pull-ups, and three point daggers to fill up the score book. He has a very effective pull-up jumper and creates good dribble separation from defenders and to create shot. Has quick release and uses his body well on runners in the paint. Was named All-Region in very competitive 6-AAAA while averaging 15 ppg as a Junior. Look for Darius to be one of the top players in talent rich Dekalb County this coming season.   

Tyonn Stuckey (5’ 11, CG, Redan; 2017)
Yet another Dekalb County standout who shined at the camp; Tyonn is an electric lead guard with great speed. He broke down opposing defenses and set up teammates for easy scores. Sees the floor well and finds open man. He gets in the paint and has the athleticism to finish at the rim. His three point shot is very solid and very complimentary to his driving abilities. He is a tough on-ball defender and does an excellent job pressuring his man.    
Was named All-Region and All-Dekalb last season as a Junior and is primed for a huge Senior season
Additional Camp Standouts:

2017 Guards

The Camp roster boosted a very deep pool of talented 2017 perimeter players. In addition to the players listed above, here are some others who also made their mark. Carson Culverhouse (6’ 0, CG, Carrollton) was one of the top shooters in the camp and can knock it down off the catch or off the bounce. He handles the ball well and is an exciting player to watch in the open court. He is an above average student in classroom and is a definite player to watch for higher academic programs. The South Georgia duo of Christian Knight (5’11, PG, Lowndes) and Octavious Fudge (5’ 7, PG, Lowndes) were terrific. Knight is a true floor general with great feel for the game. He served as a quarterback on the floor and runs the offense with skill and confidence. Fudge is speedy sparkplug who makes his presence felt as a scoring threat, distributor, and active defender. Both are returning All-Region performers.Angelo Taylor (6’ 2, PG, South Gwinnett) is an intriguing player to keep an eye on in Gwinnett County. He has good size for a point guard, a strong handle, and a quick first step. Michael Johnson (5’ 10, PG, Allatoona) has the ability to score the ball off the bounce, from beyond the arc, and in transition. He is energetic and showed good defensive anticipation while forcing numerous turnovers. He is expected to play a key role for Coach Markus Hood’s powerhouse Allatoona squad this coming season.  Ja’Len Kellum (6’ 0, PG, Opelika, AL; 2017) is a good looking lead guard who impressed with his grasp of the position. He is poised with the ball in his hand and makes excellent decisions; while playing excellent defense on opposing guards. Patrick Fries (5’ 10, SG, Flint River Academy) is a smart, fundamentally sound prospect with the ability to light up the nets from beyond the arc.  Tre’Jon Taylor (6’ 1, CG, Mt. Zion) has a quick first step and was able to make good things happen for his team when penetrating the lane for pull-up jumpers and kick-out assists. Expect Taylor to be the go-to scorer the Mt. Zion this coming season. Jay Shropshire (6’ 2, SG, Chattooga) is an athletic inside-outside threat. He has a nice pull-up jumper and spot up three point shot. He also showed off his leaping ability with several above the rim finishes. Holt Shannon (6’ 2, SG, Mt. Paran) is an impactful scoring guard with good physical strength. He aggressively attacks the rim and finishes well. He can creates his own shot and gets good separation from defense on his dribble moves. Ibrahim Shabazz (5’ 10, PG, Holy Innocents) is an aggressive guard with strong court presence. He is an excellent facilitator in pick-n-roll situations and also showed a very serviceable three-point shot. Kamron Dozier (5’ 10, PG, King’s Ridge Christian) is a quick and physical playmaker who excels at drawing and kicking for assists. He also has a nice pull-up midrange jumper and plays strong on-ball defense. Kam was named All-Region as a Junior last season. Caelon Ball (6’ 2, SG, Kell) is a physical guard with good athleticism and instincts. He thrives in the open court, rebounds well, and has above the rim leaping ability. Post Grad player Jordan Coffin (6’2, SG, Karns, TN) is a combo guard with good size and a nice three-point stroke. His deep range stretches the defense and he has good court vision. Jordan is a qualifier and immediately available for interested programs. Drew Sheppard (6’ 0, PG, South Paulding) received positive evaluation from coaches with his deep shooting ability, court vision, and hustle. The crafty guard created scoring opportunities for himself and teammates while also doing the little things that help teams win ball games. Shawn Percy (5’ 11, PG, Jeff Davis) is an athletic and physically strong point guard who was one of the top defensive players in the camp. On offense, he has the ability to break down opposing defenses with his penetration skills and finishes well around the rim. Shawn will build upon a strong Junior season where he was named All-Region at Jeff Davis. Bryce Parks (6’2, PG, Dutchtown) is a hardworking lead guard with a multi-faceted skill set. He was one of the top assist men in the camp, and showed good scoring ability. Multiple coaches commented on his on-court hustle and effort. DeJuan Hyde (6’ 0, CG, New Creation Christian) is a guard who can score in bunches. He was very effective in creating off the dribble and has an accurate stroke from beyond the arc. The talent is there for DeJuan to become a big-time scorer for Coach Buck Hunter’s New Creation program this coming season. Chandler Gibson (6’0, PG, Monroe Area) is a very skilled player and has some Steve Nash like characteristics to his game. He can score the ball at all three zones and utilizes change of pace moves very well. He uses screens very effectively and is a passer with good court vision. Jesse Holt (6’ 0, CG, Dade County) made a positive impression on coaches in attendance with his combination of perimeter skill, court awareness, and leadership. Named All-Region as a Junior, he is an asset playing as the lead guard or at the two spot. Rodney Pearson (6’ 1, G, Sprayberry) is an attacking guard with good length and quickness. A three year starter for Sprayberry; he has good slashing ability and is also an active defensive player on the ball and in the lanes. Aaron Rowe (6’ 3, SG, Grayson) is a talented and well-rounded guard with size. He showed a consistent jumper, ability to finish at rim, and passing ability. Rebounds well for a guard and is a very solid defender. Kennon Watkins (6’ 1, PG, Booker T Washington Magnet, AL) made a positive impression on both ends of the floor. The cat quick prospect attacked gaps, shot the ball very well from the outside, and showed great effort on defense. One coach also commented on his excellent work ethic in the morning skills stations. Tyler McConnell (6’ 2, SG, Lee County) is a smart player with a nice three-point shot. He uses screens very well to his advantage and has good range. An All-Region player as a Junior, Tyler is also an academic standout in the classroom and is a prospect academic elite programs should evaluate.         

2018 Guards

Rabun Gap has several talented prospects from the Class of 2018 with excellent potential. One of those players is Adama Kpaan (6’ 1, CG, Rabun Gap). Adama is an athletic and strong guard with very good penetration skills. He plays with a big motor and is constantly around the ball on both ends. He gets up and down the floor quickly and is very good in the open court. Javin Boles (6’ 1, SG, Temple) is an athletic scorer who thrives in transition. He finishes nicely at the rim, is an active defender, and showed he can knock down the three point shot. With continued development, Javin has a very bright future. Duluth High boosted a trio of young guards that impressed with their play. Christian Kelly (6’ 3, SG, Duluth) is a smooth guard who shot the lights out from three point land during 5-on-5 play. He is skilled, has good length, and was effective shooting off the dribble and spotting up. Adam Flagler (6’ 1, PG, Duluth), who was named All-Region as a sophomore last season, has a balanced floor game. He shot the three ball well, while also effectively setting up teammates with nice passes.Daylan Smith (6’ 0, PG, Duluth) is a lightning quick point guard who runs the show. He has excellent ball handling ability, leads the fast break, and creates high percentage scoring opportunities for his teammates. Devin Sheats (6’ 2, CG, Monroe Area) is a strong bodied guard with good potential. He finishes well, can knock down the trey, and plays good team basketball. Roscoe Spruill (5’ 8, PG, Cumberland Christian) is super quick floor general with an excellent handle and playmaking skills. While he suffered a muscle pull that sidelined him halfway through camp, he impressed with his energy, distribution, and shot making ability.

2017 & 2018 Wings

At the Wing position, Michael Croft (6’ 5, Cedar Bluff, AL; 2018) is a prospect with a bright future. He is long, very active, and possesses a nice three point stroke. He was named All-Area and All-Region last season as a Sophomore. Cameron Crowe (6’ 5, Wing, Woodstock; 2017) is an extremely high academic prospect who is starting to come into his own as a player. He is a good shooter from three point range, runs the floor well on the break, and is aggressive around the ball. Benjamin Ross (6’ 3, Wing, Woodland, 2017) is an athletic wing with a huge motor. He plays the game with excellent energy, hustle, and had a couple of highlight reel worthy dunks.  He is a constant on the boards and the type of player you want to go into battle with. Ege Olzer (6’ 5, Wing, Flint River Academy, 2018) showed an impressive all-round game. The International student from Turkey knocked down jumpers, ran the floor, and finished around the rim; while displaying a high basketball IQ. Terry “TJ” Goodrum (6’ 5, Wing, Allatoona) is a long wing with a good outside stroke. He has the ability to stretch the defense and create mismatches, while also serving as a versatile inside-out defender for his team.  Jacob Howard (6’ 3, Wing, Johnson Ferry Christian Academy) is a blue collar player who plays with much hustle, energy, and intelligence. He has good touch on his mid-range shot and is a strong rebounder from the wing. Jacob has close to a 4.0 GPA and is a player high academic schools can evaluate.  Jackson Baylark (6’ 4, Wing, Pope, 2018) is a high rising wing who had several fantastic dunks in traffic. He used his leaping ability to rise above defenders for short pull up jumpers and offensive putbacks. Defensively, he controlled the boards and blocked numerous shots. Jonathan McFall (6’ 4, Wing, Rabun Gap; 2018) is a high ceiling prospect with skill, length, and athleticism. Although he isn’t quite there yet, you can see the potential and he has all of the makings of an eventual scholarship player at the College level. Quiyante Burroughs (6’ 4, Creekside Christian, 2017) is a strong physical player who handles the ball well. The New Jersey native excels when attacking the rim and uses his body well to finish. He has good court vision and had several nice assists for layups.                          
2017 & 2018 Forwards

Kristian Collins (6’ 5, Peachtree Ridge; 2017) is a long and active forward who had success scoring the ball in the paint and from mid-range. He runs the floor well in transition and crashed the offensive and defensive boards hard. Jesse Walden (6’ 9, Eastside; 2017) is a developing post player with excellent size. He showed decent touch in the paint and a solid feel for the game. While he is far from a finished product, with continued work, the potential is there for him to develop into effective interior player at the next level. Aidan Hancock (6’ 6, Forward, 2018) is a good looking young forward who played well on both ends. He scored on a variety of post moves, face up jumpers, and drives to the rim. He is an above average defensive rebounder and interior defender.  Elijah Goodman (6’ 6, Forward, Monroe Area; 2018) is a long and athletic combo forward with a solid outside shot. He has grown several inches since we saw him last; has become more of a presence in the paint and on the boards. Overall a talented player with definite potential. Cole Chaudoin (6’ 7, Forward, MLK Magnet, TN; 2018) is a lengthy forward out of Nashville who has improved significantly since we saw him last season. He is now more aggressive, has a soft touch around the basket, and plays with more confidence. He is comfortable looking for his offense and knocked down several mid-range jumpers from the elbow and baseline. With continued development, he has a chance to be a really nice player.              
 

Honorable Mention Players

(Listed in no particular order)

Class of  2017: Sean Flanigan (6’ 2, SG, King’s Ridge Christian); Jordan Bourge (6’7, Forward, South Paulding);Sam Bush (5’11, PG, Walker); Dawson Wehunt (6’2, SG, Buford); Odera Unigwe (6’3, Wing, Cumberland Christian);Darius Howard (6’1, PG, Redan); DJ Jackson (5’6, PG, South Paulding); Terrian Wester (6’3, SG, Lee County); Jake Shore (6’4, Wing, Walker); Gimal Evans (5’11, PG, South Gwinnett); Alejandro Cabrera (6’5, Forward, Islands); Austin Panks (6’2, SG, Buford); Demetris Page (6’0, PG, Kell); Sean McDonough (6’4, SG, Wesleyan); Tremaine Anderson(6’1, SG, Redan); Michael Roberts (6’2, CG, Tate, FL); Max Yang (6’4, Forward, North Cobb Christian); Phillip Young(6’1, Wing, Fayette County); Jaquan Torian (6’4, Wing, Mt. Zion); Jake Owens (6’0, CG, King’s Ridge); Marquis Maffett (6’0, SG, Heirway Christian); Nick Cook (6’5, Wing, Hiram); Trevor Gulley (6’2, SG, GAC); Jibril Wyckoff (6’ 3, Wing, Redan); Xander Haymore (6’1, PG, Westminster Christian Academy);  Isaac Tartal (6’8, Forward, Cumberland Christian).


Classes of 2018, 2019, and 2020: Peyton Barman (6’ 2, SG, Pike County, 2018); Abba Wague (6’ 1, SG, Rabun Gap; 2018);  Luke Burnett (6’0, PG, Heritage, TN, 2020); Nick Nagy (5’11, PG, Etowah, 2018); Graham Owenby(6’ 5, F, St. Francis; 2018); Renhao Li (6’2, PG, Providence Christian, 2018); Miko Stankewicz (6’ 1, PG, Rabun Gap; 2019);  Julian Walker (6’0, SG, Riverwood, 2018); Vance Anderson (6’2, SG, Paulding County, 2018); Jacarlin Dennis(5’ 6, PG, Griffin, 2019); Jonathan Wood Jr. (6’ 4, SF, Dade County, 2018); Zach Gay (6’1, PG, Franklin County, 2018);Lance Smith (5’ 10, CG, Hiram, 2018); Jaques Glover (5’ 8, PG, Bearden, TN, 2019); Jason Rudolph (6’0, CG, Mt. Zion, 2018); Nicholas Clifton (6’3, SF, Screven County, 2018); Jeremiah Reed (6’0, SG, Paulding County, 2018)

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Highlight Mix from the 2016 SEBA Atlanta College Showcase

Here is a highlight mix put together by ReelTalk Media featuring action from the 11th Annual SEBA Atlanta College Showcase Camp held on March 17, 2016.

 

2016 SEBA Atlanta College Showcase (Recap and Top Performers)

The 2016 edition of the SEBA Atlanta College Showcase was held March 17, 2016 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
2016 Guards
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); Terryun Page (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);  
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Date Announced for 2016 SEBA Atlanta College Showcase Camp





The 2016 Atlanta Spring College Showcase, presented by the Southeast Basketball Academy (SEBA), will be held March 19 on the campus of Oglethorpe University.

This Annual SEBA Event, now in its 11th year, is one of the nation's most highly regarded spring basketball exposure camps for Unsigned Seniors (2016 grads) aspiring to play college basketball. The camp is also open to Juniors from the Class of 2017, and Class of 2018 (Sophomores) who played varsity ball this season, as well as Prep-Post Grad Players and JUCO players looking to move on to a Four Year College.

Many of the Top NCAA Division II, III, NAIA, and JUCO College Programs throughout the South will be in attendance to evaluate prospects. Several recruiting publications will also be covering the event. Over 50+ College coaches attended last year's camp, resulting in numerous college opportunities for the players in attendance. The Georgia College Basketball Coaches Association (GABCA) will be holding their annual Spring Meeting and Social in conjunction with this camp.

The event will consist of 5-on5 Full Court Scrimmages (3 Game minimum), skills stations, and Top 30 All-Star Game. All players with also receive a profile in the College Coaches Packet and receive SEBA Reversible Jersey.

Interested Players should visit the SEBA website for registration information

Link: http://www.southeastbasketballacademy.com

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

2015 SEBA Atlanta Hoop Festival Schedule




The 2015 SEBA Atlanta Hoop Festival, which will be held this coming Saturday (December 19th) at Pope High School in Marietta, GA. This 8th Annual High School Team Showcase will feature twelve teams from Metro Atlanta area matching up in six highly competitive games throughout the day.  
The event should present a tremendous day of high school basketball action, as several of the State's top programs and prospects will be participating. 

Game schedule is as follows:

1:00 p.m. - South Paulding vs. Blessed Trinity
2:30 p.m. - North Cobb Christian vs. Sprayberry
4:00 p.m. - Berkmar vs. Harrison
5:30 p.m. - Dacula vs. McEachern
7:00 p.m. - Duluth vs. Pope
8:30 p.m. - Peachtree Ridge vs. North Cobb

Complete information on the event, including team previews, can be found on the SEBA website at the following: 
 

Friday, December 4, 2015

Bowyer Leads Maryville to Strong Start

SEBA Alum Jay Bowyer (picture courtesy of MC Scots Athletics
SEBA's Jay Bowyer has played a huge role in Maryville College's strong start to the 2015-16 season. The Sophomore standout guard out of Walton High School in Cobb County, is averaging 13 ppg in scoring, while dishing out an impressive 7.5 assists per game for the Scots. Jay is also averaging over 5 rebounds per game and 2 steals.

Maryville is 5-1 on the early season, including a upset victory over Nationally ranked Emory University. Jay just narrowly missed a triple double in the team's win on Nov. 21, scoring 17 pts, 8 rebounds, and dishing 9 assists. He had a huge performance in last night's 110-105 win over Johnson (TN) where he scored a career high 20 points and dished out 13 assists.

Maryville has also received good contributions from a stellar freshman recruiting class of SEBA alums, including guards Joshua Brooks (Tri-Cities) and Dante Richitelli (Etowah), and wing/forwards  Dante Hoppa (Naples, FL) and Emier Bowman (Dalton).    

We are very proud of Jay and how the success he is seeing. Keep up the hard work. The best is yet to come!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

2015 SEBA Atlanta All-Star Shootout (Recap and Top Performers)

The 2015 SEBA Atlanta All-Star Shootout was held September 19th on the campus of Oglethorpe University in Atlanta. This 13th annual event featured a full capacity roster of 180 prospects from all areas of Georgia, as well as from the states of Florida, Tennessee, North Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, and Delaware. The Shootout brought excellent exposure to all of the participants, as a large number of College Coaches from throughout the South were in attendance to evaluate and recruit the talent on hand.

The Camp consisted of a complete day of competition, development, inspiration, and exposure. During the morning session, the players participated in fundamental skills stations conducted by some of the state's top high school, travel ball, and skill development coaches. Following the morning stations, Courtney Brooks spoke to the players. Coach Brooks, who led Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy (SACA) to national prominence and State Titles in 2004 and 2006, spoke passionately to the camp regarding character, gratitude, faith, and achieving success in the game of life. Fresh off the inspiration, the players moved into 5-on-5 play, where they competed in three (3) full-court games with their respective camp team throughout the afternoon and early evening. The event concluded with a thrilling "Top 30" All-Star Game, which was decided on a final shot in double overtime. The excitement was a fitting finale to a fantastic day of basketball and a highly successful camp.  

Below is a summary on the Event’s Top Performers: 

Most Outstanding Performers
(Players Listed in no particular order)
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Desmond Webb (6’ 4, SG, Carrollton; 2016)
One of the top overall players in camp who capped off the day with a game winning bucket in the Top 30 All-Star Game. He is an excellent scorer; puts up points effortlessly at the rim and with the outside jumper. Uses his length and strength to finish extremely well around the basket. Showed ability to create for others with the assist when double teamed. Played significant role on team that advanced to Class AAAA Final a year ago. Had a very good summer on the travel ball circuit and looks primed for a big-time Senior season for Coach Tim Criswell at Carrollton.          


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Ephraim Tshimanga (6’ 1, PG, Allatoona; 2016)
Impressive floor general who makes major impact on both sides of the floor. Is a very good ball handler who uses change of pace moves extremely well. Gets in the paint and finishes effectively. Is a physical and active on ball defender and plays passing lanes really well. Makes teammates around him better. Skillset should translate well to next level. Is receiving significant recruiting interest from a number of schools at the Division I and II levels. Look for Ephraim to have a stellar Senior season for the perennially successful Allatoona program.

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Damion Rosser (6’ 4, SG, Henry County; 2017)
Talented wing guard who showed all around complete game throughout camp. Has nice combination of strength and athleticism which makes him very effective finisher at the rim. Plays very well in transition; can lead the break with ball or run lanes and finish. Has good leaping ability and had several high flying plays including a fast break dunk over unsuspecting defender. Is comfortable with ball in his hands and likes to penetrate from wing. Good help side defender Was All-Region selection as a sophomore. Should continue to blossom under tutelage of his father and Henry County Varsity Coach Vince Rosser.  

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Jordan Gaines (6’ 6, Forward, Tri-Cities; 2016)
Athletic and long forward who plays above the rim. Had good showing; including several highlight reel dunks which had the gym buzzing.  Is good in transition and runs the floor hard. Attacks the glass for offensive rebounds. Is good on his feet, has solid instincts, and great length; has the tools to be a very versatile defender. Has a developing skill set on the wing. High ceiling prospect.

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Luke Lawson (6’ 2, Guard, Georgia Military Prep; 2016)
Impressive all-around guard with strong skill set and above average athleticism. Shot the lights out from three-point land. Showed ability to drive and finish when defense focused in on taking away outside looks. Makes great decisions with the ball and has good basketball savvy.

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Roderick Melton (6’ 1, PG, Northview, Alabama; 2016)
Very athletic lead guard who demonstrated an impressive all-around game. Uses quick first step and good handle to penetrate defense and create scoring opportunities for himself and teammates. Sees the floor well. Consistently knocked down the outside jumper. Good finisher with ability to finish at and above the rim. Has wiry strength and absorbs contact well. 

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Brosnan Cooks (6’ 4, Forward, Elba, AL; 2016) Physical and energetic forward who owned the boards. He plays with a good motor and seemed to be all over the floor making plays.  Scored the ball when attacking the basket and created many second chance opportunities for his team on tips and offensive putbacks. Good defender with ability to match up with bigger forwards and smaller guards. Was named All-State as a Junior while leading Elba High to the Class AA Alabama State Championship Game.  

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Mitch Hollis (6’0, PG, Pope; 2016)
Sparkplug guard with the ability to get very hot from beyond the arc. Capable of turning the tide of game with his shooting ability. Has good range and quick release on outside shot. Handles the ball well and plays with super intensity and hustle. Aggressive on ball defender. Brings many intangibles to the court that help team win games.  Good student with 3.5 GPA. Look for him to step into a featured role for Coach Pat Abney at Pope this coming season. 

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KeAndre Morrison (6’ 1, CG, Franklin County; 2016)
Athletic guard with explosiveness; does a great job of getting into the paint and finishing around the basket. Demonstrated good decision making and passing ability. Is good in the open court. Plays with good intensity and desire to compete. Aggressive defender. Named All-Region in 7AAA last season as a Junior.        

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Jason Morrison (6’ 4, CG, Wesleyan; 2016)
Jason was one of the most well rounded and intriguing prospects in attendance. He is athletic and has good size for a lead guard. Was most effective with the ball in his hands as a playmaker. Was very effective at facilitating the offense and getting teammates involved. Showed ability to score at all three levels.  He plays the game with passion and intensity.  Has much upside potential.  All-Region selection as a Junior.

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Javon Greene (6’ 2, SG, Henry County; 2017)
Good looking guard prospect who scored in bunches. Shot the ball very well from beyond the arc; lefty with soft shooting touch. Javon was equally impressive putting the ball on floor and getting in paint. Showed good leaping ability with dunk in traffic. Player with much upside who will continue to get better.


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Wil Chambliss (6’ 0, SG, Vidalia; 2016)
Scoring guard who knocked down three-point shots throughout the day. He was effective as both a spot up shooter and off the dribble. He also has the ability to put the ball on the floor and make good things happen off dribble penetration.  Wil was a key player in Vidalia’s run to the Class AA Final Four last year as a Junior. Look for him to have a big senior year for the Indians and Coach Tom Dalley.      


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Chase Shook (6’ 9, Forward, Union County; 2016) Developing big man who had a good showing throughout the day. He rebounded well on both sides of the floor. He plays good position defense and effectively used his size to protect the rim and alter shots. Runs the floor pretty well for his size and has solid footwork in low post. Has visibly improved since his performance in the SEBA Camp last year.  4.0 GPA and above average SAT score will make him an attractive target of academically select programs.     

Donald “DJ” Johnson III (6’ 0, PG, Harris County; 2016)

Complete guard with the ability to score and distribute. Has quick first step and blows by defender on penetration. Has good leaping ability and finishes well at the rim. Has a nice one-two pull-up jumper from the mid-range. Was named All-Region and All Bi-City as a Junior; look for to build off that and have a strong Senior campaign for a good looking Harris County squad.       

Trentavious Jackson (6’ 0, Guard, Monroe–Albany; 2016)
Athletic guard who had an excellent showing at camp. Plays with great energy; He excelled taking the ball to the rim and knocking down the jumper. Gets to the basket quickly and is explosive at rim. Has good strength and finishes thru contact. Floor leader with great intangibles. All-Region performer as a Junior in 1-AAAA.

Xavier Johnson (6’ 4, Wing, South Gwinnett; 2016)
High flying and physically strong wing-forward who electrified the gym with several impressive dunks and blocked shots. Is a very good offensive rebounder and excels at scoring off putbacks. Plays bigger than height and is capable of effectively guarding taller players on defense. Showed ability to knock down mid-range jumper and put the ball on the floor.

Leroy Jones IV (5’ 8, PG, Berkmar; 2016)
Battle tested lead guard who excels on both sides of the ball. Top notch on-ball defender. Pressures ball handlers the length of floor and forces turnovers. On offense, he plays with great poise and is excellent at drawing defense and kicking out to open shooters. Shot the ball very well; consistently knocking down both the spot up and pull up 3 pointers.          

Obina Ofodile (6’ 7, Forward, Duluth; 2016)
Highly athletic forward who is very effective around the rim. Threw down several impressive dunks off lobs and putbacks. Gets off the ground very quick for a player his size.  Has great instincts on defense and blocked or altered numerous shots.    

Joshua Faulkner (6’ 0, PG, Berkmar; 2016)
Quick and explosive guard; gets to the rim very well and knows how to finish. Gets good separation off the dribble and creates space for mid-range jumper. Is a tough on ball defender and has the tools to be a defensive stopper at the college level. Thrives in up tempo style of play. Joshua is a good student with 3.5 GPA in classroom.          

Napoleon Harris (6’ 6, Wing, Monroe-Albany; 2016)
Athletic wing-forward with length; was very active on the boards and scored numerous baskets off offensive rebounds. Showed ability to score and finish strong thru traffic in paint. Plays good interior defense and can guard wings on perimeter. Was named All-Region as a Junior. Good student in classroom with 3.5 GPA. Bright future.   

Robert Hill Jr. (6’ 9, Forward, Berkmar; 2016)
Strong inside presence who is comfortable in the paint and posting up. Has solid scoring moves on low block and finished consistently. Showed good hands and ability to catch passes even when off target. Passes well out of double team and finds open teammate.  Showed ability and willingness to run the floor on break. Good potential.       

Additional Camp Standouts: 

2016 Guards

The Camp roster boosted a deep pool of talented perimeter players. In regards to point guards, one who  impressed was Tracy Sailem (6’1, Jeff Davis; 2016). Sailem is a quick and high energy playmaker who creates offense, as well as being a lock down defender.  Joshua Jones (6’ 1, Creekside; 2016) is a sparkplug floor general with good quickness and excellent passing ability. He plays with passion and leadership. Alex Jordan (6’ 1, Dodge County; 2016) is a high scoring guard with good handle and quick first step.  He can create well off the dribble and has both quick release and range on his three point shot, as well as a 3.7 GPA in the classroom.  Justin Hartfield (6’ 0, Greenbrier; 2016) is a constant scoring threat who brings a nice combination of athleticism and skill to his position. He also demonstrated ability to neutralize opposing guards with his on ball defense.  Emeshaun Offord (6’ 0, Monroe – Albany; 2016) is a physical strong point guard who sees the floor very well demonstrated a good looking outside stroke. He will team up with Monroe teammate Trentavious Jackson to form one of the better backcourts in Middle Georgia. Hank Norton (6’ 0, Gordon Lee; 2016) is a skilled and smart guard with a high basketball IQ. He wore out the nets with his excellent outside shooting.  Speaking of shooters, Cade Archer (6’ 1, SG, Cartersville, 2016) was one of the camp’s top marksmen. He has an excellent three point stroke and can put the ball on floor and hit the pull up jumper. Post Grad Joshuah Taylor (5’9, Northside Methodist Academy, AL) is a speedy playmaker and aggressive on ball defender. Kourtney Shakespeare (6’ 2, Shaw; 2016) showed an impressive and well-rounded offensive skill set and the ability to make his team better on both ends of the floor.  Detrevin Johnson (5’ 9, Kell; 2016) is a quick and explosive lead guard who was impressive in creating for himself and others.   Jovante Lee (6’ 1, Northview, AL; 2016) is an athletic and physical guard who attacks the basket and uses his body well to convert drives. He scored consistently throughout the camp and showed a solid outside shot to compliment his driving ability. Foster Houck (6’0, Homelife Academy, TN; 2016) is a pure point and floor leader. He sees the floor extremely well and was one of the top distributors in camp. Courtney Davis (5’ 9, Central, AL; 2016) is a sparkplug point guard who impacts the game in many ways. He uses his quickness to create scoring opportunities and is an active defender. Phoenix Roberts (5’ 10, Franklin County; 2016) is a good facilitator and does a good job drawing defense and hitting open teammates with the assist. Devontae Hedgespeth (6’ 0, Salem; 2016) is a floor general who does a nice job of running his team from the point guard position. He was one of the top defensive guards in the camp.  Jeremiah Starks (6’ 0, Peachtree Ridge; 2016) is a lead guard with good size and a scorers mentality. He showed ability to create offense off the dribble as well as knock down the outside shot.        

2017 & 2018 Guards

Not to be overlooked, the Camp’s Underclassman group also had some impressive guard talent. Adama Kpaan (6’ 2, Rabun Gap; 2018) has excellent potential and was one of the top sophomores in attendance. He is a very energetic and athletic player who gets to the rim with ease. He was all over the court grabbing rebounds, picking off passes, and making plays. Henley Edge (6’ 4, McCallie, TN; 2017) is a smart player with good length and shooting ability. He is a good athlete and as he continues to mature, has the chance to be a very nice prospect for next level. Stephen Darst (6’ 2, Tampa Jesuit; 2017) is a skilled combo guard who shoots the three ball well, and can finish at the rim. He plays with good awareness and has good court vision. Darius Giles (6’ 2, Arabia Mountain; 2017) showed a potent offensive game from both the outside and driving ball to rim, as well as good court vision.  Tre-Jon Taylor (6’ 1, Mt. Zion; 2017) is a slashing guard with a nose for the ball and much potential. Jamal Buster (5’ 11, North Clayton; 2017) has a nice combination of strength and quickness and was effective in creating jumper off the dribble. He also made some nice plays on defense in creating turnovers.  Karl Washington Jr. (6’ 1, Sandy Creek; 2017) is a long guard who demonstrated a good outside stroke and versatility on defense. Chandler Gibson (5’ 11, Monroe Area; 2017) is a good looking point guard who makes positive things happen with the ball in his hands. Has excellent handle which allows him to drive for layups and create for teammates with equal effectiveness.

2016 & 2017 Wings

At the Wing position, Kenny Ume (6’ 4, Wing, North Cobb) is a versatile player who presents matchup problems for opponents. He has an effective inside-out skill set which can be hard to defend. The All-Cobb County performer will play a leading role for a strong North Cobb team this coming season. Garrett Stewart (6’ 4, Northview, 2016) is a long and active wing who impressed with his defensive ability and play in the open court.  K.J. Houston (6’ 5, Wing, Douglas County) is a player who combines good size and shooting ability. Look for him to only get better as he continues to develop his ball handling and adds weight.  Post Graduate Terry James (6’ 5, Wing, Post Grad) is a player with excellent athleticism and intangibles. He excels in transition and had one of the camp’s most crowd pleasing moments when throwing down a two handed tomahawk dunk in traffic.  He is currently available and has all four years of college eligibility.  William “Kovi” Tate (6’ 4, Henry County; 2017) is a very active wing forward with good leaping ability. Finishes with authority and also has good passing ability for a forward. He made his mark on the defensive side as well with blocked shots and steals.     

2016 & 2017 Forwards

Jeremy Joyner (6’ 7, Charles Drew; 2016) is emerging forward and solid inside presence in the paint. He has a variety of scoring moves on the low block and runs the floor well for a big man, where he converted several fast breaks with layups and dunks. Jeremy was also one of the top rebounders in camp. Robert Kelly  (6’ 7, Cumberland Christian; 2016) is talented but raw wing with much upside. He showed flashes of great potential and is definitely a prospect for coaches to keep a close eye on. Will Springer (6’ 7, Buford; 2016) is a big wing with a nice shooting stroke and ability to stretch the floor. He also looked good on defense, where he was active on the boards and plays good help defense.  Will has a 3.7 GPA and very solid test scores that should be attractive to higher academic programs. Craig Ferguson (6’ 5, Central, AL; 2016) is an active wing-forward who showed ability to score around the rim and with both hands.  He is an excellent student with a 26 ACT and could be a player for academic schools to monitor. Anpherney Doctrine (6’ 6; New Creation Christian Academy) is a developing 2017 talent with good upside. 

Honorable Mention Players

(Listed in no particular order)

Class of  2016: Myles Lake (6’ 2, SG, North Cobb); Darius Harrison (6’ 6, Forward, Berkmar); K’Nautica George (6’ 3, Wing, Monroe-Albany); Tyler Limburg (6’ 3, Forward, Copper Basin, TN);  Matt East (6’ 4, SG, Trinity Christian); Jemal Ahmed (6’ 1, G, McIntosh); Marquiz Tidwell (6’ 3, Wing, Tri-Cities); Alex Moss (6’ 6, Forward, Georgia Military Prep); Jaylyn Richardson (6’ 2, Wing, Harris County); Emory Sheats (6’ 2, CG, Monroe Area; 2016); Antario Miller (6’0, PG, Cleveland, MS); Chris Barnes (6’ 7, Forward; Union Grove); Jared Walker (6’1, SG, Riverwood); Spencer Kirkpatrick (6’ 6, Forward, Carolina Day, NC); Kenneth Hines (6’ 1, PG, Rabun Gap); Ahmad Harrison (5’ 10, PG, Johnson – Gainesville);  Trent Rizotti (6’ 5, Forward; Pickens); Treyvon Williams (5’ 9, PG, South Gwinnett); Kyndall Burts (5’ 10, PG, Douglas County); Khalil Smith (6’ 3, Forward, Eagles Landing); Joshua Copeland (5’ 7, PG, Harris County); Steven Thompson (6’ 0, SG, Centennial); Amani Gill (6’ 3, SG, Wake Christian Academy, NC); Michael Holloway (6’ 4, Forward, South Gwinnett); Jonathan Casimir (5’ 10, PG, Colonial Hills Christian); Markus Taylor (6’ 5, Forward, Georgia Military Prep); Jalan Cooper (6’ 1, PG, Chapel Hill); Kyle Brown (6’ 1, PG, Mt. Pleasant, DE); Robert Wainio (6’2, SG, Newsome, FL); Caleb West (6’ 2, SG, Excel Christian); Tyler Guthrie (6’ 5, Forward, Dominion Christian); Spencer Palladino (6’ 1, SG, Walker); Kobe Wilson (6’ 7, Forward, North Cobb Christian)

Classes of 2017, 2018: Jamal Middleton (6’ 0, PG, Arabia Mountain, 2017); Gimal Evans (5’ 10, PG, South Gwinnett, 2017); Justin Smith (6’ 2, SG, Tri-Cities; 2017); Daniel Cooper (6’ 2, SG, Statesboro; 2018); Terry Goodrum Jr. (6’ 5, Wing, Allatoona, 2017); Jake Hiser (6’1, Kings Ridge Christian); Xander Ouellette (6’ 1, G, North Atlanta Christian Flight, 2018); Tahj Jones (5’ 8, PG, Vidalia; 2018); Demarcus Johnson (6’ 0, PG, Tri-Cities; 2019); Logan Holt (6’ 2, Wing, Fannin County, 2017);  Elijah Goodman (6’ 4, Wing, Monroe Area, 2018); Landry Rustin (6’ 2, CG, Windsor Academy, 2017); Jake Owens (5’ 11, PG, Kings Ridge Christian); Zach Pina (5’ 10, PG, Starr’s Mill, 2018); Miles Jaynes (6’ 3, Wing, Hillgrove, 2017); Christian McLean (6’ 3, SG, Wesleyan, 2018); Abba Wague (6’ 0, SG, Rabun Gap, 2018);   Darius Giles (6’ 2, SG, Arabia Mountain, 2017); Austin Strickland (6’ 4, SG, Eagleville, TN, 2017);