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Posted On: 09/7/16 5:30 PM
The first Top 250 Expo of the summer for Prep Hoops came to a close yesterday evening and it was a great one. As you’ve already seen in videos being posted, there was plenty of big time plays being made and even more talent in the gym.
This will be the second part of a series detailing the top performing guards, wings, and forwards when it came to drills and a bit about their skill set. It didn’t take long for competitive juices to flow and the energy level in those drills were incredible.
David Green III (6’1 SG, Bonnabel) – Green transferred to Bonnabel this year and will bring knock down shooting to a team looking to make another run deep in the playoffs. He showed off his athleticism and budding skill set beyond shooting throughout the drills.
Latrell Jones (6’2 SG, Archbishop Shaw) – Jones continued to prove why he’s one of the hottest names of the summer with a tireless work ethic in the drills. A high volume scorer who plays well above the rim in both the half court set and transition.
Kaedrick Williams (6’5 G/F, Grambling Lab) – One of the more versatile players at camp responded well to coaching throughout the day. He’s comfortable at all five spots on the floor and proved just that with big time production in every single skill session.
Trent Ivy (6’4 G/F, Airline) – Ivy was one of those players who stood out in everything he did. Often tasked with running the show for his high school, he showed he has the guard skills to do so. His frame and motor need fine tuning but he turned it on in drills.
Jourdan Smith (6’5 G/F, Archbishop Shaw) – Smith is young at 15 years old heading into his junior year but that didn’t show when he attacked every drill head on. He’s long and skilled and while his shot will need to improve, his future is bright with that work ethic.
Christavious Thomas (6’5 SF, North Caddo) – In the shadows of Robert Williams last year, Thomas still got his and was a constant threat in transition. This year the ball will flow through him and he’ll have to prove he’s ready to handle. There was no backing down in drills for him.
DeVaughn Thomas (6’6 G/F, Comeaux) – Often referred to as a guy who would have shied away from the competitive drills; there is no longer any fear in his game. He attacked the rim with authority and showed off his ability to play multiple roles while excelling in every skill work.
Khalil Thomas (6’3 G, Holy Cross) – Thomas is long with a pretty stroke and he started the day out right showing off in each station. He finished it up with fantastic play in games and is one to watch in the class of 2019. Extremely versatile with room to grow.
Larenz Williams (6’4 SF, MLK Charter) – Last year at camp Larenz was hungry but often wild on the court while going after everything and looking to prove himself. This year he’s polished some things up and brought that same work ethic but channeled it. Very few players matched his motor on the court.
DJ Morton (6’1 G/F, University Lab) – Morton was one of the younger participants but that didn’t stop him from going at some of the older players at camp. A willingness to battle coupled with a skill set that UHigh will enjoy going forward drew attention from the staff.