Friday night was a great start to our 2nd live period event of the year. I was at Southwest Guilford on courts one and two for most of the night. Here are some of the top performers.
6'5 2020 Peter Lash: PSB Academic
Lash is an extremely versatile combo forward that scores at all three levels with great efficiency, but what I like most about him is simply his tenacity. He plays the game with a chip on his shoulder, always boxing out, and running the floor to create contagious energy for a deep PSB Academic squad. Look for Lash to be bringing big time energy for this team throughout the summer.
5'10 2020 Jamael Carter: Flight 22 Elite
Carter is a true floor general that appears to be an incredibly calming presence for the rest of this talented Flight 22 Elite team. Despite not having a great game shooting the ball, Carter impacted the game by simply limiting offensive mistakes and finding open teammates. He has a lot of shooters to kick the ball to when he creates help on drives and generally has a great feel for the game.
6'0 2018 Trevon Jenkins: Anderson Knights
Jenkins was simply sensational last night attacking the basket and scoring at will against a tough PSB team that was really keying in on him particularly in the 2nd half. He's a great on the ball defender, but when he gets into attack mode I'm not sure how to stop him due to his quick first step and tough finishing ability. D2's and D3's needing to fill out their class definitely need to take a look at him. If you want a PG that can score in bunches and compete at a high level he just might be the guy for you.
6'7 2020 Desmond Evans: Team Felton Academy
This dude walked in the gym and I was like 'whoa, who is that'' Evans' size is incredible and he has a remarkable frame to go with it and that eye test was passed with flying colors before he stepped on the floor. He continued to impress when the game started with his high motor and decent touch around the basket. His defensive potential is what is crazy to me, he wasn't afraid to switch onto a guard and held his own defending on the perimeter while locking up anything in the low post displaying great discipline staying on the ground on pump fakes and being a genuine pest defensively. Offensively with improved footwork he can be equally dominant on that end, but this dude has potential through the roof and is definitely worth a look for some D1's to keep their eye on moving forward.
6’3 2022 Davon Jones: Wilson Elite
Jones is an 8th grader playing up on a 16U team and he’s still finding a way to have a major impact on both ends of the floor. Jones is an absolute freak athletically and is a competitor. You can tell he’s young and still has to figure out some aspect of the game including body language at this point, but he appears to just want to win which is the right way to be especially when you’re young. He has the potential to be one of the best players in the #HoopState over the course of the next four years. It’s going to be a lot of fun watching him over that time span.