Posted On: 04/21/18 5:04 PM
Track the standouts from Hoopseen’s Bama Jam. For EAB 17u wings glittered. The Memphis Bulls brought a surging unsigned guard.
These are some of the players to excel during the first LIVE period.
Keon Johnson (2020 wing, EAB 17u)
Keon Johnson faced little resistance on his ventures to the basket. He was faster than anyone in the 8-court building. Johnson could easily nab the event MVP, if such a thing existed, all while playing up a class with the 17u crowd.
Keon enters the LIVE period wth three SEC offers. He could exit with a couple more. By the end of July Keon will have offers from every coach that watches him play. Schools like Kentucky, Kansas, UNC, UCLA, etc. might have to wait a year, but his talent and size necessitate an early offer from college recruiters.
Alec Kegler (2019 wing, EAB 17u)
Alec didn’t score much in the Saturday afternoon scramble. His effectiveness was mostly around the rim or defending in the zone. The team is loaded with scorers and KJ Johnson hit everything under the sun, so any forwards saw limited touches down deep. Kegler made several nice feeds to Keon Johnson. The team revolves around the wings and Kegler fell to third in the pecking order in this particular game.
K.J. Johnson (2019 wing, EAB 17u)
EAB’s best shooter of the afternoon was the poofy-haired lefty K.J. Johnson. Johnson made five three-pointers in the first half and missed maybe one triple in the second half. Leaving him open comes at a deep cost to the opponent. Johnson had Tennessee Tech watching. Jacksonville State Head Coach was on hand for the whole team.
Marquavius Lobbins (2018 PG, Memphis Bulls Elite 17u)
The Whitehaven lead guard missed most of his senior season recovering from an ACL tear. Lobbins scored in droves Saturday afternoon against an ok Mississippi Spartans team. Lobbins gets off the deck well and manages his way in traffic. He looks like a low major guard…that nobody in the country knows a thing about.