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Posted On: 06/26/17 2:32 PM
SRAC (Smithfield Recreation & Aquatics Center) put on an impressive local AAU tournament this past weekend that had several intriguing young prospects playing on both courts. Zach Green of Southside HS, Jordan Wildy of Rock Hill HS (SC) and Nakwon Burns of Riverside HS (Williamston, NC) stood out early from the pack in their respective age brackets at the SRAC Tournament. I’ve detailed below some keys to their game that made them successful.
Zach Green | 6’0” G | – Southside HS – Class of 2020 (Heels Elite)
Playing with Heels Elite, Green was able to showcase a solid all-around game. Whether it was knocking down open jumpers, pushing the pace in transition or making the correct pass, he did some of everything. His team ending up winning the 15 and under title match-up and he was a big reason why. Should he continue working on his game, becoming more athletic and dishing the ball at a high level, he’ll have a chance to do some good things at Southside HS before it’s all said and done.
Jordan Wildy | 6’6” F | Rock Hill HS (SC) – Class of 2020 (SC Clippers)
There is a lot to like about Jordan. He’s long, gets up and down the floor, finishes inside and can defend in spurts on the wing. His fluidity immediately stood out in the title game vs Heels Elite. Did a solid job on the glass, talked on defense and didn’t back down from any challenges. If he continues to grow, put on muscle naturally and develop a few go to moves, we could be talking about a young consistent double-double threat with potential to be more.
Nakwon Burns |6’0” G/F | Riverside-Martin HS – Class of 2019 (Sting) Video Link
Burns was a bit of a surprise. Has a burly body that allows him to move most guards out of his way with little issue. Surprisingly quick for his size, gets into the paint and plays unselfish. Once he gets a full head of steam in transition, he’s even more of a problem to try and contain. Should he continue working on his body and develop a consistent outside jump-shot, he’ll have a chance to be a big contributor at the varsity level.