SEBA Summer League: Opening Night Notes

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Posted On: 06/6/18 6:04 PM

The SEBA Summer League kicked off on Tuesday at Tampa Prep with six games on two courts.

Tampa Prep along with Wharton, Jesuit, Plant and Berkeley Prep will serve as the weekly hosts for the summer league. A champion will be crowned on June 27.

There were good crowds for the Tuesday evening tilts and some nice performances. Here is a look at the standouts by team.

Tampa Catholic

The Crusaders have been grooming their 2020 class for quite some time. Forward Alijah Harrison has been a core starter since his freshman season while Kobe Knox and Isaiah Elmore grew into starting roles this past season. The three rising juniors play well off one another. Harrison can shoot from outside, handle the rock and attack with his pure athleticism. Knox is a confident 3-point shooter who is developing overall and Elmore is a high-end defender who hustles on both ends.

Tampa Prep

For Tampa Prep, there are athletes in place and a system that pushes the ball up tempo often. 2019 guard/forward Jaren Phillips is the top dog for the Terrapins, being a solid ballhandler, tough rebounder and frequent attacker. Two 2020 assets are guard Jaden Gray and guard/forward Gabriel Sharp. Sharp was routinely hitting open 3’s while Gray is a fast and athletic point man.

Sickles

It is a much different look for the Gryphons who graduated nine seniors from a year ago. 2020 forward Trey Jones is going to be asked to do plenty inside with his length. He’s not the most athletic forward/center but he uses his long arms well and can rise up for rebounds easily.

Wiregrass Ranch

Another different looking team is Wiregrass Ranch where 2019 guard Elijah Howell is the clear leader for the Bulls. He is a superb outside shooter and a guy who runs the floor well and can get everyone around him involved. A younger player to keep an eye on is 2021 guard Quincy Smith. He should get a chance to play key minutes.

Plant

Logan Morrissey remains sideline due to injury so 2020 forward Reagan Weiss is being asked to do a lot more for a new look team. A nice high energy player is 2020 guard Elijah Gonzalez. He has long hair that bounces around as he dribbles around the court but he plays with smarts and can be sneaky fast to the cup.

Alonso

There is a lot of continuity at Alonso with 2019 forwards Sager Cavalier and Kamalii Findlay maturing and really settling into their leadership roles. In a 3-point loss to Tampa Prep, Findlay got an inbound pass with five seconds left. He then took a 3-pointer that he was fouled on. He didn’t make the first free throw so the game immediately ended, but you have to love the heads up play from the rising senior.