On The Radar Hoops is hosting Summer Jam at The Rock Hill Sports and Events Center and the showcase features some of the top talent in the South East. I was on hand to catch some of the action, here are the standouts from day one!
6’5 2021 Bryce McGowens: Reform Sports Training 17u
McGowens is poised to become one of the top freshman wings in the ACC next season as he moves on to Tallahassee and Florida State for his college career. He has beautiful shooting mechanics, crazy explosiveness, and a firm understanding of the game. It’s clear he impacts winning and will be a big piece at Legacy Early College for his senior season.
5’10 2023 Trey Green: Team Charlotte 16u
Green was masterful in the way he ran this Team CLT group once again. A blend of shots from beyond the arc, tough drives to the rack and high IQ plays allowed Green to show his whole arsenal of abilities in this showing. He currently holds one division one offer from Winthrop and that list is surely to grow with performances like this.
6’7 2022 Marcus Kell: Upward Stars 16u
Kell is really known as a three point specialist and for good reason. He’s one of the best shooters in the Carolinas and when playing with a high level of confidence, he really doesn’t miss a whole lot. He used his size to get active on both backboards and it led to extra opportunities for his team. Kell should see a bump in his recruitment as he continues to add strength and more versatility to his game, but he has the two things that translate most from level to level, shooting and size.
6’8 2021 Josh Minott (CP25 South/Memphis Commit)
Minott showed us his two way versatility and clutch gene in a huge win over Combine Academy. He has a great inside/outside offensive skillset. He’s comfortable operating as a back to the basket guy or a shot creating wing. There’s so much to take away from what was a short viewing (Most of 2nd half) that it’s impossible to break down in a short format. Expect him to show out the rest of the weekend and for this CP25 South team to make some serious noise.
6’7 2021 Omarion Bodrick (Combine Academy)
Bodrick is such a valuable piece to this Combine roster due to his overall level of activity and rim protection. He runs the floor with real purpose and often gets rewarded with a big dunk at that end. Expect Bodrick to be an impact guy with Combine all season long.
6’2 2022 Scoot Henderson: Game Elite 2022
There’s been a lot of hype around Scoot Henderson and this talented Game Elite 2022 squad for good reason. This team competes at a high level and Scoot is the straw that stirs the drink. He brings a high level of explosiveness and flare at all times to go with uncanny vision. His ability to run the team while also making momentum shifting plays is incredibly valuable and his offer list reflects that. Will be one of the most electric players in attendance all weekend long.
6’6 2022 Samuel Moss: Game Elite 2022
Moss did an excellent job embracing his defensive matchup and providing supplemental offense for this Game Elite group. Moss displays high energy at both ends of the floor and looks to embrace his role based on the matchup. He’s the kind of wing you need in your lineup for a bevy of different situations.
6’5 2021 Jalen McDonald Juice All Stars
Jalen is one of the most exciting players in America and tonight he showed he can be more than just an exciting dunker. McDonald was in total control throughout the contest on both ends, knocking down shots, and really contributed to what was a great game from this Juice All Stars group in a close loss to Game Elite. If McDonald can continue to put up games like this, his recruitment should pick up considerably.
6’10 2021 Tyrone Baker: CP25 National
Baker showed a bevy of things in this contest with Team Curry on both ends of the floor. He’s a more than capable outside shooter with great instincts when it comes to protecting the rim. He uses his size and athleticism to pull in rebounds and played with a high energy level throughout the contest. Don’t be surprised if high majors get more involved with Baker due to that motor and modern day skillset.
7’0 2021 Jonas Aidoo: Team Curry
Aidoo is a guy we’re really familiar with but in my first viewing of him since January, he’s improved considerably in almost every aspect. We know about the shooting and rim protection but now Jonas is showing signs of being a dominant inside presence on the offensive end. He lives in the dunker spot and finishes almost everything. The scary thing is he’s still not close to his ceiling. Expect Aidoo to make a serious serious push for NC’s top spot in 2021 over the course of the high school season.
6’8 2021 Ian Schieffelin: Team Curry
Ian is a unique player due to his combination of strength and skill at 6’8. He can bang down low or create jumpers off the bounce and plays with a high level of confidence and swagger at all times. He’s one of those guys that finds himself in the right place at the right time and uses his IQ and physical gifts to play a productive brand of basketball. He fits what schools are looking for in 2020 and whatever school gets him will be getting a guy that can contribute in a variety of ways.