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Posted On: 06/25/18 4:35 PM
The UCF team camp concluded on Sunday with games on six different courts in the CFE Arena all day long. It was a jampacked weekend full of very good individual performances and some memorable matchups.
Here is a look at the Day 2 standouts.
ICYMI: Day 1
Darius Johnson (Virginia Episcopal)
There really wasn’t a better shooter on the day then 2021 Virginia Episcopal guard Darius Johnson. Johnson and his older brother 2019 guard Xavier Johnson played with an E1T1 group consisted of mainly younger Oak Ridge players and 2019 starters Niven Glover and Emmanuel Adedoyin. The 6’0″ guard is a surefire shooter who is physically imposing and someone who could heat up in a second evident by his three 3’s in a row against Victory Rock. He was the best player for E1T1 by far and it wasn’t even close.
Tyrell Jones (West Oaks)
Playing with his AAU team full of West Oaks players, 2019 guard Tyrell Jones drew the attention of the UCF coaches all weekend long. He’s generating heavy interest from them and if he continues to play like the way he did at their camp, he’ll be offered soon enough. At 6’2″, Jones is a powerful defender and vision player who can knock down shots in the blink of an eye or dish out a pass quickly.
Joshua Scott (Blanche Ely)
Doubling as a defensive end at Blanche Ely, Joshua Scott is an imposing athlete, to say the least. Playing with Team Knight, the 6’5″ wing/power forward was electric all game long against Lakewood. The 2019 forward was showing off his attacking power and ability to drive in and get inside for layups. Scott runs the floor with endless energy and makes life so much easier for his teammates.
Ahren Freeman (Providence)
It is clear that 2019 Providence Ahren Freeman is the No. 1 option for the always-contending Jacksonville program. The 6’6″ forward has really transformed into a seasoned passer and transition leader. His defense is always stellar and he continues to do his best work as an inside slasher. Freeman is vocal and keeps his group together on both ends of the floor.
Sam Rolle (Suncoast)
Speed is Sam Rolle’s best friend. The experienced and reliable point man does his job well for Suncoast. He keeps everything calm in offensive sets. Rolle, a 2020 prospect started to get things rolling as a mid-range/outside shooter in the game against Oviedo Master’s. Rolle is a true leader for the Chargers.
Emmanuel Adedoyin (Oak Ridge)
I saw a much different side of 2019 Oak Ridge guard Emmanuel Adedoyin on Sunday afternoon. The 6’4″ guard has always had sound handles and keen shooting ability, but he took over playing alongside a group of youngsters. Adedoyin used his athleticism to get by defenders for mid-range jumpers. He was playing with poise and purpose which you love to see from a rising senior.
Brian Dugazon (Stranahan)
One of many floor generals from Miami at the UCF team camp, 2020 Stranahan point guard Brian Dugazon is one of the best ballhandlers in the state. He dribbled around defenders with ease and ate up clock when needed late in games. He makes wise decisions with the ball in his hands and helps his side all the way through.
Cortez McKenzie (Lakewood)
A football player first, the wheels on 2021 guard Cortez McKenzie are absolutely ridiculous. A 5’11” guard, McKenzie was shooting at a high clip in the matchup against Team Knight. He was a huge benefit to the play on the break with his cornerback speed. He is sound as a passer and a very good spot up shooter who will help Lakewood a ton this season.
Blaize Darling (Master’s)
Transferring over from Lake Mary, 2019 guard Blaize Darling continues to flash his scoring ability. Originally from the Bahamas, the 6’1″ guard is fitting right in as the lead dog for Master’s Academy. He has a leaping ability with the best of them. Darling can extend plays with his smarts and passing. He did force a couple jumpers which he shouldn’t have taken.
Makerere Williams (Dillard)
Dillard only had six players on Sunday, but that didn’t stop the strong Miami program from winning games. 2019 forward Makerere Williams did his best work down low and at his 6’6″ frame gave him plenty of fits for opposing defenses. He serves the big man role wisely using his space and strength. He wins 1 on 1’s and finds ways to get open on feeds inside.
Chris Bailey (Providence)
Last season, Chris Bailey played with his older brother Curtis at Bishop Snyder. Now, the 2019 5’10” point guard is making things happen at Providence. He runs the break well and is a good counterpart to Freeman. Bailey’s speed puts him in front of others off steals or missed baskets on the defensive end more often than not.