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Posted On: 06/16/18 2:02 PM
Session II of Landry-Walker’s weekly summer league tipped off this past Tuesday and here’s a look at a few players that stood out from the participating teams. This article will focus on Landry-Walker, Karr and St. Augustine, and check out Part 1 to read up on and watch a separate highlight including Crescent City, Landry-Walker and Karr.
Highlights and scouting reports are also available for Session I here (Part 1) and here (Part 2).
Dywan Griffin — 2019 6’2” PG
Griffin was the leader once again for Landry-Walker at the point guard spot. He’s always able to control the pace of play for the Chargin’ Bucs and has also been scoring well both in the lane and beyond the 3-point line.
Jamond Vincent — 2021 6’3” SG
Vincent’s next-level athleticism took center stage on Tuesday as the 6-foot-3 specimen soared above the rim on multiple occasions. He threw down two reverse dunks on the break, tried a ridiculous 1-handed 360 and took off for what would have been a monster two-handed jam before being undercut drawing a foul call. Aside from the flash, Vincent also brought some substance getting coast-to-coast quickly off of a few defensive boards before finding shooters on the perimeter. He’s also getting more and more comfortable shooting from the outside, and while his ball handling could improve a bit in iso situations, he still has all the tools to be a Division I guard.
Shadon Green — 2019 5’10” PG
Green is a tough two-way competitor that finds ways to make plays on the court. He’s sneakily quick and athletic with a high basketball I.Q. and his ball handling ability allows him to get to the spots he wants to on the floor.
Tyrus Crawford — 2019 6’5” F
Crawford was better finishing his chances inside than in Session I and was active on the boards while protecting the paint as usual. His play inside will be key for Landry-Walker this season.
Bennie Amos — 2021 5’8” PG
Amos is going to be a name to keep tabs on over the next few seasons. He lit it up from long range connecting on four 3-pointers against Karr and his teammates affectionately call him “Bennie Curry” in reference to Stephen Curry. It may be difficult for him to get a ton of minutes next season with Landry-Walker’s deep rotation of guards but he could have a role off the bench as a shooter that can give them some pop.
Reynaud Shields — 2020 5’9” PG
Shields will likely be Karr’s go-to offensive option this season and he’s getting adjusted to his new role as the lead ball handler. He’s not overly explosive but has good quickness and changes speeds well to get by defenders. Shields is also comfortable knocking down 3’s off the dribble and had a couple of creative finishes in the lane as well.
Jalen Hamilton — 2019 6’5” F
Hamilton was the hardest working player in the gym and his effort was rewarded with a ton of boards and some second chance points. He’ll be one half of a tough inside duo for the Cougars this year along with the next player on this list.
De’Antray Hughes — 2019 6’5” F
Hughes is Karr’s explosive big man that logged major minutes for the Cougars last year as a junior. His impressive leaping ability allowed him to block and alter a bunch of shots as usual on Tuesday and he finishes with authority when attacking the rim. Defenders know what’s on Hughes’ mind these days and were able to foul on a couple occasions to stop big dunks.
Frank Dalcour — 2019 5’11” G
Dalcour got a bit of playing time last season and could have a much larger role as a senior. He was able to get to the rim on a few occasions and competed some really tough finishes.
Jaron Pierre — 2020 6’1” SG
Pierre was one of the breakout performers from the day showing off his sweet stroke from 3-point range. He drained four long balls in about a 3-minute stretch against Madison Prep early in the game and looks like he’ll take over the spot filled by sharpshooter Brandon Bode. Pierre, however, has a much better handle than Bode and showed some confidence pulling up for a few shots off the dribble.
Damon Landry — 2019 5’10” PG
Landry is a speedy guard who likes to get in the lane and make plays. He’s usually more of a facilitator finding shooters off of drive and kick opportunities but attacks the rim aggressively when he’s looking to score. He’ll likely be the lead guard for St. Augustine this season taking over for Bryson Celestine, who’s now at Baton Rouge Community College.
Jalvin Mitchell — 2019 6’6 F
Mitchell is St. Aug’s primary rim protector and rebounder. He has good size and length on the high school level and does a good job consistently challenging and blocking shots. Mitchell also had the game-winning steal and layup with under five seconds left to give the Purple Knights a 36-35 win over Madison Prep on Tuesday.