King Of The Courts: Standouts (Part 1)

Grassroots
Florida

Posted On: 07/8/18 10:25 AM

On Saturday, the King Of The Courts showcase was held at Orlando Christian Prep.

Games ran all day from 9 AM-8 PM in front of a nice crowd. The slate of matchups were used as preparation for the live period events coming up next week and beyond here in July.

Here is a look at the first part of the best performers.

Ricardo Wright (Eustis/Central Florida Rising Stars)

Not all of Ricardo Wright’s finishes at the rim were going down, but he was active, aggressive and showed endless poise. The 2020 Eustis guard/forward stands at 6’4″ and has a very muscular frame. He can shoot 3’s, gets it done defensively and serves as a nice inside passer.

Kenan Blackshear (Jones/Game Speed Elite)

With his older brother, Kerry, a rising senior at Virginia Tech watching, Kenan Blackshear performed at a high level. The 2019 Jones guard seems to always have control of the offense and he hustles on the glasses to get putbacks to go. At 6’5″, Blackshear is noticeable on the court at all times. His handles, slashing and jumper are all solid.

Nathan Louis (Apopka/Team MOAM)

At 6’3″, Nathan Louis came to play for Team MOAM on the day. The 2019 Apopka guard was scoring early and often in the opening matchup. Later in the game, he was still aggressive and smooth with the ball. He was certainly the most active player for his group and he contributed throughout with his passing and headfakes.

Emanuel Adedoyin (Oak Ridge/Team MOAM)

A smart and sound point man, Emmanuel Adedoyin does things you love from a leader. The 6’3″ 2019 Oak Ridge guard is flying under the radar. With his high IQ passing and attacking ability, he really sets the tone for his group. His confidence level grows every time I see him play.

Alec Oglesby (Georgia Collins Hill/Thunderstruck)

Coming down from Georgia to play with the 16U Thunderstruck unit looks to be the right move for 2020 guard Alec Oglesby. Playing at Collins Hill, the 6’4″ guard is really complete with the ball in his hands, but he serves more as a 3-point shooter and attacker for Thunderstruck. Oglesby will make you pay with his quick decisions and he is maturing into an all-around player.

Christian De Leon (Hillsborough/Skills Center Elite)

Always a fan favorite, Christian De Leon wows the crowd with his superb ballhandling. He doesn’t always get his crafty finishes to fall, but he creates contact and disturbs the lanes. He was making corner 3’s on the day, but his jump shot is still not 100 percent consistent.