With the July period in full swing this is a great time of year for prospects to up their recruiting buzz while playing in front of coaches and scouts.
Club- Team QCAA
This guy is rising fast, a sharpshooter from deep in all three games Armstrong shot the three ball well. At 6’3 Armstrong is a solid slasher, as he utilizes ball fakes and a quick first step to get in the lane. Armstrong has a nice pull up jumper as well as a polished floater. Currently Armstrong sits at 48th in our 2018 rankings and Campbell, Furman, and UNC-Greensboro are all locked in on Armstrong. If the young guard keeps this recent level of play up the list will continue to grow.
Club- Durham Hurricanes
Dude has upside through the roof! Only an 8th grader, Hall is a skilled scorer and runs the floor extremely well. Hall displayed impressive versatility playing down low and on the perimeter for the Hurricanes. Hall is the tallest player on the squad, which forces him to be a rim protector. On Saturday, we saw him send a handful of shots into the crowd. Southern High will acquire Hall’s talents down in Durham. At the next level Hall will need to improve his jumper to reach max potential, and ultimately Hall has the raw skill to be a very good prospect
Club- Charlotte Nets Anthony Morrow Elite
Barnes is a dog and plays much bigger than listed on paper. Over the Summer Grind session, Barnes was the toughness for Charlotte. Barnes anchored the defense down low and battled for every rebound and offensively, Barnes is versatile he can take bigger defenders off the dribble as well as face up in the paint. Also a capable passer from the post Barnes worked to set up teammates for clean looks at the rim. Barnes was a matchup nightmare for majority of big’s he went up against because of his unique skill set as a 6’4 power forward.
Club- Team Loaded 704
Kerns is a tough and athletic developing guard, at this point his offense is a bit ahead of defensive intangibles. For Team Loaded Kerns was the primary ball handler he did well running the offense in transition. Kerns has a stocky frame that allows him to absorb and finish through contact at the cup. Team Loaded had a slow start but these guys competed all Saturday and Kerns really caught fire in their last two contents, he showed capability from deep after a minor shooting slump. This upcoming year will be big in Kerns overall development but for now he looks like one to keep an eye on.
Club- Team F.L.Y
Robinson was under the radar before the Grind session but after three games, everyone on our staff knew his name. Robinson is a treat to watch; he has a nonstop motor and does not take possessions off on either side. If the ball is up for grabs, chances are Robinson is coming down with it; he picked off a bevy of passes on Saturday and completely caused havoc for opposing offenses. Aside from his defensive prowess Robinson is also a gifted scorer capable of producing from all three levels. For Team F.L.Y. Robinson scored double figures in all three contests and helped them go undefeated in pool play. At this point Robinson is more efficient off ball where he can attack the lane and nail spot up jumpers.