Will Kelly ‘22 of Rod Howard Select had an amazing weekend as he was a leader for his team each and every game. He has a unique blend of athleticism and craftiness to go alongside good ball skills and instinct that allow him to take over games. He has a knack for getting downhill and finishing at the basket. The most intriguing thing about his game was his ability to get the free throw line relentlessly. There were times where his team was down and he’d get to the free throw line 3 trips in a row. He is a solid defender who looks to simply stand in front of opposing guards without gambling. With his energy and how hard he plays, he is a guy that can add value to anytime. College Coaches should definitely buy stock in him now.
Jashaun Hawkins ‘22 of Boo Williams Carolina was a man amongst boys all weekend long. His physical statue and pure strength accompanied by his athleticism were on full display as he overpowered any player that defended him. He showcased the ability to be a terrific rebounder on both ends of the floor and a soft touch around the rim. He was simply a walking double-double each and every game out. He also showcased the ability to shoot the ball from mid-range as well. Scholarship level coaches looking for a powerful rebounding athlete, this is your guy!
Trey Ramsey of Carolina Riptide 2022 showcased his improvement this weekend leaving me very impressed and excited to see how he continues to develop. He displayed the ability to be a big-time low post presence as he utilized his height, footwork, and soft-touch to be a force in the paint. Not only did he play well inside, but he also showed flashes of his ability to knock down shots from the midrange and from three. As he continues to improve his body and motor, he has a chance to be a great player at the next level. Scholarship level coaches should be all over this guy right now!
Jemez Herd ’22 of Rod Howard Select is a super long and fluid wing who was hard not to notice. He has the ability to create off the bounce and really attack the gaps in the defense, finish at the rim over defenders. He also showed the ability to knock down open shots with range. His activity and length make him a very versatile defender. What was most intriguing about his game was his motor and the way he ran the floor in transition. Kids like Jemez always excite me; their potential is endless as they are gifted with the height and length that make transitioning to the next level a bit easier. I am eager to follow his play throughout the summer as should college coaches as well.
Bryson Cokley of Team CP3 2024 was very impressive to me the entire tournament. As 2024, he showed flashes of high-level talent that left me to think this kid will become a mid to high major player. He is super versatile on both ends of the floor and is very active with a high motor. He showed that he not only could score and rebound inside but also attack from the wing and knock down jumpers with range. He possesses the athleticism and length that will allow him to be an immediate player at the next level. As he continues to develop, don’t be surprised when you hear his offer list begin to pile. I, myself, will be keeping really close tabs on him as the summer continues.