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Posted On: 06/8/18 8:34 PM
Florida Southern team camp kicked off on Friday with a busy slate on the athletic center’s three courts.
A good environment was set and the coaches on the Florida Southern staff were busy making sure things ran smoothly; which it did.
Here is a look at the best players from Day 1.
Rodney Rhoden (Mainland)
Referred to as RJ by his coaches and teammates, Rodney Rhoden is an extremely athletic wing. The 2019 forward stands at 6’5″ and is well built. He chases back down the court for blocks, is long and serves as a hard nosed rebounder.
Matt Sheffield (McKeel)
A 6’5″ forward, Matt Sheffield has fun on the court. The 2019 wing shoots with a purpose and takes smart 3’s. He is the top option for this disciplined McKeel team and should continue to flourish as a pure scorer in this system.
Jordan Sears (Mainland)
Jordan Sears is fitting in nicely as a vocal leader and communicator with his new team. The 5’10” 2020 point guard transferred over from Atlantic. He’s attacking more often than not alongside some true athletes. Sears plays fast and has a reliable jumper. He continues to improve every time I see him play.
Joshua Simons (Bartow)
On a Bartow team that always plays sound and smart basketball, Joshua Simons continues to impress me. The 6’3″ 2020 forward is the most reliable interior player for the Yellow Jackets. He’s a good rebounder, finisher and is someone who finds nice spots on the floor, especially in the paint.
Logan Ghoumari (Wiregrass Ranch)
The Bulls certainly need a consistent offensive threat next to 2019 guard Elijah Howell. On Friday, it appears as if Logan Ghoumari could be that guy. The 6’0″ 2019 guard proved to be a consistent finisher on floaters and layups. He hustles down the floor on the break.
Johnny Brown (Mainland)
A quick riser and true stretch four, Johnny Brown fits the bill for Mainland. The 6’8″ 2019 forward is full of length and athleticism. He’s a hard nosed player who has become more vocal since the end of last season and is a true leader on defense.
Caleb Yann (Academy at the Lakes)
Part of an undersized group, Caleb Yann is a 3-point specialist for Academy at the Lakes. The 2021 guard stands at 5’10”, but his best work comes from the outside. He’s a talented outside shooter who can improve further with strength in his upper body to win 1-on-1 battles.
Nate Abram (McKeel)
A 6’2″ guard/wing, Nate Abram is a lightning bolt at times for McKeel. The 2019 athlete rarely gets tired and seems to always be working to find positioning on the floor. He has a nice touch from 10 feet out on his jumper.
Christian Lawrence (Steinbrenner)
On a team filled with young players, 2019 guard Christian Lawrence serves as a general for his offense. For much of the day, the 5’11” point man was leading his team on the break. He’s a reliable ballhandler, nice attacker and someone who rises up defensively.