Posted On: 09/14/18 5:33 PM
Year 3 of the Prep Hoops Top 250 took place in Florida on Sunday.
The 2018 showcase was held at Daytona Mainland High School where a record 220 prospects competed on the day. 12 college programs were on hand with 10 video companies came out for the day.
Here is the first part of the new names we learned list.
Javon Bennett (Trinity Prep)
At 5’8″, Javon Bennett won’t intimidate you at first glance, but the 2022 Trinity Prep guard can deceive you in the blink of an eye. Not the purest shooter, Bennett likes to drive and kick and hustles on the break. His strength isn’t there yet, but with time, Bennett should be a solid varsity contributor.
Marcus Sickels (The Rock)
A very aware and active player, Marcus Sickles stood out more often than not. The 2020 point guard uses his heads-up mindset to get up and down the floor. He shot the ball well at times and commanded attention. But there were some moments where The Rock guard disappeared from games. It was good for him to play against top competition.
Mike Donahue (Ormond Beach Calvary Christian)
It was quite a productive day for Mike Donahue. He’s not the most overly athletic kid, but at 6’3″, he’s certainly not afraid to mix it up inside and dish out some fine passes. He had a few no-look feeds down low that gave his teammates easy buckets. At 6’3″, Donahue has some room to fill out his upper body, but his finesse ability is impressive.
Ahmad Edmonds (Tampa Catholic)
At times, Ahmad Edmonds was the best player on the floor in the younger session. Then, he was very quiet and missing some easy buckets. The 2021 Tampa Catholic settled much too often as the day went on. A 6’0″ guard, Edmonds showed promise at times with his mixture of speed and transition play. If he can improve his shot selection, he’ll really be good.
Nyseia Williams (Tohopekaliga)
At the new school in Kissimmee, Tohopekaliga, Nyseia Williams represents a building block. The scrappy 5’10” guard is shy off the court, but he lets his play do the talking on it. Williams likes to attack the rim with his quick feet and weaving ability. Look for him to carve out a name for himself at the first-year program.