Here are some young guns that made a name for themselves in Greensboro and will continue to do so.
Camian Shell 5’9
Shell is a very promising young guard at this stage in his development. During our Stay Positive Live period, Shell averaged an impressive 19 ppg, 9 boards, and 6ast. Shell played up and led Team Winston 15U to a championship berth in their respective bracket. As an 8th grader, Shell approaches the game with poise, and it was refreshing to see such a young player take immense pride on defense he averaged 6 steals through six games. Parkland high school is definitely on the come up with young attractive talent coming into the program.
James Harris 6’6
Harris had one of the highest motors we saw all week, as he is relentless on the boards and has a natural shot-blocking prowess. Team H2G came up short on championship Sunday but Harris was a huge bright spot. He is literally a walking double -double anytime he touches the floor. Down low Harris uses his big frame to establish great position on the block, which is usually a skill young bigs have to develop over time. Harris has potential to be a defensive anchor; his recruitment should take a leap after a solid outing this week.
Dravon Mangum 6’7
Club NC Red Storm
Mangum is the real deal and his offers list continues to grow. In front of dozens of mid-major and high-major programs, Mangum put his full scoring arsenal on display. He shot the deep ball confidently and showed off an improved handle. At one point against the Juice All-Starz he left everyone including the opposing coaches wide-eyed and draw dropped when he banged a one handed tomahawk off an inbound lob. Every college coach that witnessed it were inquiring about the young forward after the game.
Rod Bailey 6’2
NC gators -Frazier
Was one of the best overall athletes on display and he’s the definition of a highflier. Bailey is naturally a wing prospect but for a small Gators team, he was forced to matchup with the bigs on occasion. It was a testament to his versatility and strength. Bailey is a dangerous slasher but also a streaky shooter. There isn’t one thing he does great, but this is a guy who does a lot of things well. So far, Cornell and WSSU are showing the strongest interest, but he should continue to attract more suitors.
Todd Burt 6’7
Burton has all the makings of a high major prospect; he has good size, natural athletic ability, and excellent intangibles. Burton scored easily at all three levels; he’s a mismatch nightmare because there is so much depth to his game. Burton can really handle the rock, as few people can jump with him and if you play off, he will shoot you out the gym. Burton could be special and all the blue bloods will fight it out for his services over the next three years.