Posted On: 11/27/17 6:00 PM
We checked out all six teams at the Lincoln Thanksgiving Tournament. Here are the standout performers from the event!
PG Kendle Moore (Danville – 2018)
Moore is one of the top prospects in the state of Illinois. The central Illinois lead guard has tremendous speed with the ball in his hands. We came away impressed with how well he dished it passing up good shots for better ones. Also his jumper continues to get better and better. He hit multiple three point shots in the first half of the game we saw. Acrobatic finishes and body control at the rim. Overall Drake is getting an uber smooth point guard and one of the top 10 prospects in Illinois.
G Sean Houpt (Danville – 2019)
Houpt is a competitive combo guard that can shoot the basketball. The lefty has a strong build and gets after it on the defensive end of the floor. Uses his basketball smarts, lateral quickness, and active hands to cause havoc. Crisp passer on the offensive end and can really shoot it off the catch. D2 prospect with low-major upside.
PF Day’len Davis Williams (Danville – 2018)
Williams is a physical power forward that has good athleticism. He is powerful in the lane finishing well through contact around the cup. Lacks much skill on offense. D3/NAIA/JUCO prospect.
SG Elijah Rice (Cahokia – 2019)
Rice stands at 6’3” with a physically built body. He really scored it well against Limestone. The junior wing drilled a pair of corner triples. Also mixed in some jumpers inside the arc as well including one in transition. Good rebounder. He had 13 points. Small college prospect.
PG Cortez Brown (Cahokia – 2019)
Brown is a 6’0” point guard that really shot it well from the perimeter. He drilled three from beyond the arc. Shoots it with confidence. Pesky defender. Small college player had 11 points.
PF Seth Kizer (Limestone – 2018)
Kizer has nice size and strength. He is a face up four man that in this particular game came off the bench, but he is the top player for Limestone. Kizer can stretch the floor with his perimeter shooting. He drilled a couple off the catch. Quick release and shoots it with confidence. Mixes it up inside on occasion and is a solid rebounder. Went for 12 points. Very good NAIA/D3 prospect.
SG Nate Hollingsworth (Limestone – 2018)
Hollingsworth is a slashing shooting guard that likes to score in the paint. Handles it well, but at times can be a little wild with it in traffic. He only had 5 points. Projects as a small college prospect.
SG Corey Noe (Mahomet Seymour – 2018)
Noe was one of the more impressive prospects at the Lincoln Tournament. The 6’2” two guard got hot really fast scoring the rock! He is a sound perimeter shooter with a clean looking stroke from deep. Hit multiple off the catch from well beyond the arc. He is ready to shoot it as soon as the ball touches his hands. Very sound player that understands the game. Moves well without the ball. Had a few nice takes as well including a jab step and blow by. He has good body control around the hoop. Not an athlete that is going to blow you away, but gets the job done! He had 24 points. Needs to be on the D3 and NAIA radar this season.
PF Grant Coleman (Mahomet Seymour – 2020)
Coleman emerged as an intriguing sleeper post prospect in the sophomore class. The 6’6” post has a solidly built frame. Soft touch around the hoop and was efficient with his touches. He made a great dish in the high/low. Good area rebounder. Not the greatest athlete. He had 9 points. We look forward to continuing to monitor this big man’s progress.
PG Bryson Cooper (Champaign Centennial – 2019)
Cooper was lights out for Champaign Centennial! He is a slippery 5’9” guard that plays with a lot of tenacity and competitiveness. Pushes it in transition and scores in the open floor. Drilled a trio of threes along with several other pull up jumpers. Cooper had 19 points. Didn’t show much as a passer. Small college player.
C Jermaine Hamlin (Lincoln – 2019)
Hamlin is one of the more intriguing post prospects in the 2019 class. He has legit size at 6’8” with strength and athleticism. Hamlin is built like a D1 prospect already. He had a quick finish inside. Overall fairly raw offensively. High points rebounds. Impacts the game most on the defensive end with his shot blocking and altering others in the lane. Should be monitored by low-major D1 programs at this stage.
SG Isaiah Bowers (Lincoln – 2018)
Bowers is a compact 6’2” shooting guard has stock build. Tough kid that competes on the defensive end. Works well out of the mid-post area offensively where he can hit a 15 foot jumper or make a physical play in the paint.