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Posted On: 04/19/18 7:23 PM
This past weekend, Team BBC held their Spring Classic sponsored by Adidas in Baltimore, MD. The event featured a number of teams from around the Mid-Atlantic region that are continuing to tune up for the live period this coming weekend. In this article, we take a look at some of the top shooters that we saw from Saturdays slate of games.
*Note: this list consists of players who played in Saturday’s games in the 17U bracket only.
Colin Smalls | 6’1 | Team Durant (2020)
Smalls had a very productive Saturday, helping Team Durant to two commanding victories. In the first game, the 6-foot-1 sniper connected on four triples and finished with a game-high 16 points. Smalls displayed a quick trigger and the ability to not only knock down three’s off the catch, but also converting on mid-range pull ups after one or two dribbles.
Jordan Guerrero | 6’4 | Team BBC Blue (2019)
Guerrero made his presence known from the opening tip Saturday. In the first game as Team BBC blew out their opponent 42-18, Guerrero finished with a game-high 13 points, nine of which came from downtown. He has a smooth release and nice size to help make it difficult for defenders to get a good contest on his jumper.
Mark Brinkley | 6’1 | Team BBC Blue (2018)
Along with Guerrero, Brinkley was the other marksman for Team BBC Blue on Saturday. Despite his height at 6-foot-1 and low release, he gets his shot off quickly. Brinkley is always a threat in transition and thrives off of drifting away from the ball handler and forcing the defense to choose whether they want to give up a lay up or three.
Corey Greer | 6’1 | Achieve More [Soulz] (2019)
Greer led his team with 14 points in a win over Team Thrill Red on Saturday. He displayed a nice feel for how to attack close outs after converting on a couple of early three’s. Greer had good control with his dribble and found the open spots in the defense for mid-range jumpers.
Jordan Walker | 6’3 | Achieve More (2019)
While Walker won’t blow you away with his athleticism, he plays with a very mature manner at the point guard position. In terms of style, he reminded me a lot of Chauncey Billups in terms of the way he got his looks at the rim. He uses his body well to create separation from his defender and has a smooth release from both mid-range and deep.
Denys Bachurin | 6’8 | Team BBC Gold (2019)
Bachruin had one of the prettiest shots we saw on Saturday. The 6’8 forward from Ukraine displayed a very fluid stroke off the catch from the perimeter. His shooting ability goes along with good athleticism and great basketball IQ. Bachurin has the potential to be a very intriguing prospect that catches the eyes of many Division I programs this summer.
Emanuel Ludd | 6’1 | Team Silk (2020)
Ludd was the most consistent scorer throughout Team Silk’s two games on Saturday. He finished the first game as the leading scorer with 17 points and a win. Ludd followed that with 12 points in a loss to Team Durant. A given with Ludd is that he’s going to be aggressive to look for his own shot. When he’s connecting from deep, it makes him a tough match up for anyone. Saturday, that’s what took place.