MLK Dream Challenge Showcase: Stock Risers

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Georgia

Posted On: 01/17/18 9:45 AM

 

  • ’19 Guard – Zim Fields (Windsor Forest)
    • Fields is a mature guard both mentally and physically every time he takes the floor and that was
      Zim Fields

      the case once more against Mount Vernon at the MLK Dream Challenge. He excels in transition and does as good a job as any guard I’ve seen at attacking the rim and finishing strong on both sides, without having to dunk. He was solid from the perimeter, knocking down three from behind the arc, in a 23 point effort and found teammates for good scoring opportunities as well. If the shooting remains consistent Fields will be one to watch for in Georgia’s 2019 class.

  • ’20 Forward – Jamaine Mann (Eagles Landing Christian Academy)
    • Jamaine Mann

      Jamaine, who is the younger brother of former UGA point guard Charles Mann, was solid throughout in Eagles Landing’s matchup against East Hall at the MLK Dream Challenge. He finished with 15 points in the decisive win and mixed in his offensive attack on that end of the floor. He has good size at 6’5” and has a lean frame to take bumps at the basket. He looked at his best when attacking the rim in the half court and was the beneficiary of East Hall’s full court man to man pressure as he would often times lead the break and either finish at the rim or make good decisions for teammates to finish. With two prep seasons and two travel seasons remaining, it wouldn’t surprise me to see Mann as one of the top 2020 prospects in the peach state by his senior campaign.

 

  • ’19 Guard – Tyrin Lawrence (Morgan County)
    • Lawrence is a key contributor for the undefeated Bulldogs out of Madisen, Georgia. The junior wing has a stringy frame and long arms that proved beneficial on both ends of the floor. Morgan County as a team pressures you in multiple ways defensively so deflections and steals into quick points on the other end are significant and Lawrence fills that role to a tee. On the offensive end, he has a smooth left handed release and knocked down two in the first half of this contest against a solid Meadowcreek team. He has a very quick first step when he does decide to drive but the versatility of Lawrence allows him to contribute even when his offense isn’t at his best on some nights.

 

  • ’18 Guard – Jacolbey Owens (Warner-Robins)
    • Owens makes up half of the 1-2 scoring punch for the Warner Robins Demons. He and Georgia State signee Nelson Phillips make up the majority of their scoring and at the MLK Dream Challenge there was nothing that changed in that regard. Phillips didn’t have his best game from an efficiency standpoint but it was Owens
      Jacolbey Owens

      who stepped up to keep pace with the No. 5 team in Georgia’s highest classification for over 3 quarters. The Demons would eventually lose 80-65 but the 16 points from Owens was a team high. He is extremely quick with the ball in his hands and made impressive, acrobatic finishes at the end of those transition opportunities. He knocked three from behind the arc and got to the free throw line 9 times as well. The unsigned senior guard has the talent and motor to play at the next level and will be a good pick-up for whatever team decides to extend an offer in the spring evaluation periods ahead.

  • ’19 Guard – Mekhi Cameron (Eagles Landing Christian Academy)
    • Cameron is another compliment to the balanced attack that Eagles Landing Christian brings. Like Mann, he’s a wing with good size and does a solid job of attacking at all levels offensively. He actually led his team in scoring at the MLK Dream Challenge and did so by hitting two 3-pointers, 4 2-point baskets, and converting on 5 out of a possible 6 attempted free throws. Cameron can also handle the basketball which proved to be an advantage this game against the East Hall and other teams that decide to press this Eagles Landing team. Cameron is a solid all-around prospect who will only get better as the season progresses.