Posted On: 04/16/18 9:06 AM
The annual Indi Hoops Tip Off Classic was held this past weekend in Suwanne, GA. This tournament is one of the top tournaments in the nation before the NCAA live period gets started a week later. The field this year, like it does every year, featured top shoe programs and non shoe programs. This year sponsored programs included Atlanta Express (GA), Nightrydas Elite (FL), Atheletes of Tomorrow (GA), Georgia Stars (GA), Each One Teach One (FL), Team Breakdown (FL), Atlanta Celtics (GA), Showtime Ballers (FL), and more. This field featured a plethora of next level prospects this weekend, but here are a few prospects that stood out to me all weekend.
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2020 guard Brandon Boston – Athletes of Tomorrow 17U – Norcross High School, GA
It is no surprise Brandon is on our standout list after this weekend. Brandon began his weekend with a bang and with a big time matchup against top-25 prospect 2020 guard Anthony Edwards of Atlanta Express. Boston finished with a game high 29 points in his head to head top-25 matchup with Edwards. He continues to be a perimeter threat when he is on the floor, whether its with AOT or Norcross. His three point percentage is incredible and he has become an excellent floor runner for his team. Brandon has showed up for both his head to head matchups this summer so far with prospects in his class as he now has faced Jaden Springer of B Maze Elite (TN) and Anthony Edwards of Atlanta Express (GA). Brandon is averaging 30 points per game in such games.
2020 guard Alyn Breed – Athletes of Tomorrow 16U – McEachern High School, GA
Here is one of Georgia’s under the radar prospects we have in the class of 2020. Alyn Breed of McEachern (GA) will be running with AOT’s 16U squad this spring and summer and had a great weekend at Indi Hoops. The 6’3 combo guard was capable of showing us his unique skills on the court running with the 16U squad. Alyn is an extremely skilled guard who can attack you off the dribble with ease as defenders were having trouble keeping him in front this weekend. It only takes Alyn about two dribbles to get to the rack and once he has made his way, he’s either finishing or making his way to the free throw line as he’s great at drawing contact. He can create his shot off the dribble as well and can also be a factor from outside the three.
Jamaine Man is certainly a name for us to remember this summer and the next couple of years. The Atlanta Express guard stood out this weekend with his inside game and his soft touch around the rim. Man is a 6’4 guard with magnificent skills and is aggresive down low. His big bodied frame allows him to receive a mismatch problem for other opponents and smaller two-guards. Knocking down mid range jumpshots were one of the attributes Jamaine had in his bag this weekend as well as driving to the cup. Jamaine’s hustle and energy stood out as well all weekend long. He is one of those guard who can score in the post at times. He has major upside in his game and this past weekend was just the start on what’s to come in the future.
2020 forward Ebenezer Dowuona – Game Elite 17U – The Heritage School, GA
Ebenezer Dowuona was one of the few bigs that caught my eye this weekend on the floor running with Game Elite. This kid was a force on the glass game in and game out. He is a vicious rebounder and has great hands. He was able to show his rim protecting skills on the defensive side of the ball as well. Dowuona was very engaged on defense and I believe his pick and roll game was a huge attribute.
CJ Walker is one top prospects nation wide with several D1 offers. Coming off his championship season with Orlando Christian Prep, CJ bought his skills to this weekends Indi Hoops Tip Off Classic with Nike EYBL E1T1 (FL) squad. Walker was automatically characterized as a rebounder and slasher after his first couple of games. Had several put back dunks and finishes towards the rim. CJ also made his presence felt on defense by blocking shots and snagging down rebounds. He was an incredible rim runner and was somewhat a mismatch problem for the opposing team on offense.