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Posted On: 09/12/18 3:50 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 a look at the first part of the stock risers list from the older group (2019-2020).
Note: All players on the list were voted to the Top 40 All-Star Game.
Jordin Jackson (Impact Christian)
It was an impressive and productive day for Jordin Jackson. The 2020 Impact Christian guard is filled with burst and decisiveness. Jackson, who stands at 5’9″, makes up for his short frame with high IQ decision making and smart cuts to the rim. On a Class 2A state runner-up squad, I fully expect Jackson to take control of the backcourt.
Farris Kabalaoui (Trinity Prep)
Coming over to the states at the age of 14, Farris Kabalaoui has quickly acclimated to the nuances of American basketball. At 6’7″, the 2019 Trinity Prep big man has length and strength colleges covet. His speed can stand to improve, but he gets up and down the floor well and has a ton of energy. Kabalaoui is a great student who will be in line for a double double nightly this fall on the court.
Aamir Justice (Coral Springs)
Getting work in is what Aamir Justice is all about. The 6’3′ Coral Springs guard locked in from the very first game and that lasted until the final whistle of the Top 40 All-Star Game. Justice has very good instincts that allow him to make plays on his own and create for others. Look for him to have a steady senior campaign.
Thadeus Williams (King)
Making the trip to debut his pure speed and outside jumper, Thadeus Williams stood out all day long. The 5’9″ scrappy guard is the lead man at King and he runs the team with ease and patience. His one-handed passing inside and his value as a floor pusher is endless.
Floyd Rideau (Boyd Anderson)
Back at the Top 250 Expo after a nice showing a year ago, Floyd Rideau continues to gain a conviction in his overall game. At 6’4″, the Boyd Anderson is a point guard by nature with his slashing and ballhandling ability. Rideau can get inside and is a very capable jump shooter. This should be a steady year for him as he settles in down south after playing at Holy Trinity last fall.