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Posted On: 04/24/18 9:07 AM
Part 1, The Big House College Showcase!
Most 2018 are looking to gain that 1 last offer and 2019 players are looking to pick up offers going into their senior year. This weekend they laid it all on the line with coaches on hand to watch them display their talent. No one wants the ball to stop bouncing at this moment so it provided some meaningful performances.
Schools in Attendance
Flagler University, Rollins College, Ed Waters College, New York Institute of Technology , LIU-CW Post University, St. Joseph’s College – Patchogue, Suffolk County CC, Central State University, Chipola CC, Owens CC (OH), LIU-CW Post (NY), West Florida College, Daytona State College, Johnson & Wales, Keiser University, Florida Southern, Eckerd, St. Leo, Sullivan CC (NY), Polk State .
12th Grade Division
Brandon Bolts, Elite Shroom Crew, Orlando Power Hoopsters, Kissimmee Titans, TNBA South Unsigned Sr, Rising Stars, Heart N Soul, FAA Kings, Florida Comets, and Grizzlies Elite.
TNBA South Unsigned Sr won the gold bracket. The team can flat out stroke it from deep. As a team, they understand concepts and do what it takes to get a win. This team has a high basketball IQ and have a few players deserving of a shot on the next level.
As a stock riser, these the players excelled all weekend in one way or another. Some were great shooters, some were slashers, and some were lock down defenders. In my opinion, the top 2 players in this division were Cainan Wright and Rayshawn Plummer. Both guys have a smooth stroke from deep but can score in a variety of ways.
FAA Kings – Rayshawn Plummer, Josh Hall
Orlando Power Hoopsters – Da’Kevias Brady, Jonathon Alexis
Rising Stars – Iaan Ramos, Luis Ramos, Bryan Nunez
TNBA South – Cainan Wright, Joe French, Joe Mareno
11th Grade Division
4 Corner Sportz, Demons 2019, Manatee PAL, E1t1 Heat 2020, Florida Future, Gulf Coast Warriors, MCA, Orlando Wolverines, Heart N Soul D2, North Florida Suns, Team X-Factor, Heart N Soul Elite, TNBA South-Santana, EYSF Panthers, Dream United D2-Sutton, Gainesville Basketball Club, Panthers, Rising Stars, Team Tampa
Gainesville Basketball Club won the gold bracket. They are talented and work hard to win. The pressure they apply on both ends is unreal and very effective.
These guys stood out from the pack. They had highlight plays consistently, created for themselves and others, and scored and/ or defended at a high level. The best shooting performance came from Jalen Brown of Team Tampa, by my count he hit about 20 from deep. Best all around player would have to be James Pope. He shoots it well, gets to the lane with ease, and defends at a high level.
Demons 2019 – Angelo Sardegna, Chris Romkey
North Florida Suns – Jordan Lee, Sebastian Astor
Heart N Soul Elite – Reginald Mesidor, Tyreek Robinson, Anthony Duncan
Gulf Coast Warriors – Wesley Wilmot
E1T1 Heat 2020 – Johnni Broome, Jacob Brazinski
Team Tampa – Jalen Brown, Norris Taylor, Emmanuel Baez
Gainesville Basketball Club – James Pope, Anthony Richardson
Florida Future – Andrew Sheperd, Enrique Hernandez