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Posted On: 06/10/18 7:16 AM
On Saturday, the Stetson Team Camp opened up with a busy slate on campus.
There were some really good team performances and individual outings.
Here is a look at the standouts.
Tre Mann (The Villages)
In perhaps the feature game of the day against Bishop Snyder, 2019 Villages G Tre Mann didn’t come out until the final two minutes with the matchup out of hand. The 6’4″ guard had a slow start, rimming out his typical makeable shots, but he continued to battle. Mann found fire in the second half from outside and slashed inside for buckets (VIDEO). He announced his Top 3 as UF, Tennessee and Kansas just recently.
Bonus: 2019 guard Byron Smith was solid in transition for The Villages, who were missing a few of their players to ACT testing.
Corey Walker (Bishop Snyder)
It is hard to watch 2020 forward Corey Walker and not come away impressed every time. The 6’7″ athlete is long and gets to the free throw line routinely. He loves to draw contact and has a confident jump shot. The vocal and smooth forward hit a game-winner in overtime in the second game of the day against Seminole (VIDEO).
Bonus: 2020 guard Jalen Nesmith continues to improve as a passer, scrappy defender and floor general. Also, 2021 guards Justin Hicks and Austin Lewis will be emerging pieces for the Cardinals as strong and assertive players.
Michael Eads (Edgewater)
When Michael Eads turns on the switch, he’s dangerous. For the most part, the 2020 point guard is a court leader and distributor. He has bursts of offensive output and that was proof in the second half of a win over Bishop Snyder. The 6’5″ rising junior attacked, used his vision and rebounded his way to a full effort performance (VIDEO).
Bonus: 2019 guard Trevon Cason is the most reliable offensive weapon for Edgewater right now. He gets better every summer and it is showing. 2020 guard Shakur Poteat was drilling 3’s at a high clip and raising the energy for his side.
Isaiah Adams (Paxon)
Based off of his potential and true size at 6’7″, 2020 Paxon forward Isaiah Adams can develop into something special. He gets out on the break with his speed often and loves to throw dunk highlight reel dunks. His consistency as a shooter is still a work in progress as his strength, but he has what it takes to get better.
Bonus: 2021 guard Maurice Willie is a tough minded point man who can shoot with ease and handled the ball well.
Calvin Johnson (Impact)
At 6’2″, 2021 guard/forward Calvin Johnson plays a smart style of basketball, attacking and hitting from the mid-range. He is the tone setter for his side offensively and his team rallies behind him.
Bonus: Impact earned a true big man from Atlantic Coast in 2019 forward Diego Johnson. He proved to be full of energy and hard work inside. He’s reliable in the paint.
Michael Phillips (Creekside)
Creekside helped Michael Phillips get his feet wet as a sophomore. The 6’5″ 2020 forward loves to use his strength and size to get by defenders. His the top worker for Creekside right now and I expect him to only grow from here. He’s flying under the radar and his ability to box out easily, attack and rebound will go a long way.
Jordan Clark/Curtis Butler (Booker)
For Booker, 2019 guard/forward Jordan Clark and 2021 guard Curtis Butler were equally impressive. Clark is a mature leader and a core rebounder and inside slasher. He took over the game at times simply by himself. Butler is a talented outside shooter, who has good form on his shot and enjoys the hop step inside.
Ernie Emokidi (Oakleaf)
2020 guard Ernie Emokidi is a defensive leader and communicative player for Oakleaf. The 6’3″ athlete loves to calm players down during timeouts and get everyone on the same page. He’s a slashing type with a good feel for the floor and a guy who runs with pace.
Nate Rodriguez (Legacy Charter)
The team’s second leading scorer from a year ago with 15 PPG, Nate Rodriguez is the No. 1 guy on both ends of the floor. The 6’0″ 2019 point guard is an instinctive passer and floor general. He can mix it up inside on attacks and drives to the rack. His 2019 counterpart, Jayden Patterson can do more of the same, especially as an outside shooter.
Tyreek Robinson (Gateway)
Talking about a pure athlete, 2019 Gateway wing Tyreek Robinson is exactly that. He uses his long arms well on lay-ins, makes things happen with or without the ball. Robinson also loves to chase down defenders for blocks.
Sam Lee (Canterbury)
It was quite a day for 2022 St. Pete Canterbury guard Sam Lee. The 5’9″ scrapper was stepping in front of passes with his speed and instincts, getting in good areas on the floor and making heads up plays with his floater game and passes. The Crusaders have found a guy to lean on this season.
Marcus Frazier (Monsignor Pace)
Still working on his leadership skills, 2020 Monsignor Pace guard Marcus Frazier certainly has a chance to be solid all-around. The 6’3″ athlete is bouncy, has a nice mid-range feel and is always noticeable on the court. He plays a part in nearly every offensive possession.
Rae’Shaun Wilson (Lennard)
5’11” 2019 Lennard guard Rae’Shaun Wilson is a pleasure to watch hoop. He’s an active rebounder, energy player and has a nice touch from outside. The Longhorns will count on Wilson for plenty of points this fall.