Posted On: 09/16/18 10:17 AM
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 top hustler players list.
Chosen Levarity (St. John Paul II)
It was clear from the first time Chosen Levarity stepped onto the floor that he came to play. The 6’5″ St. John Paul II forward is highly athletic. Levarity is a 2019 prospect who really shined on the block, crashing the boards and playing hard nosed defense. I expect him to hustle all fall for the Panthers in Tallahassee.
Antwan Walker (Haines City)
Always an active player, Antwan Walker was knocking down treys and dishing out up court passes on the break often. A 6’0″ guard, Walker isn’t overly athletic or strong, but he’s a finesse player who has seasoned handles and nice guard moves. Look for this 2020 prospect to stand out for Haines City this season.
Edgar Ziegler (Carrollwood Day)
Pacing his high school teammate Malcolm Whitlow, 2019 Carrollwood Day guard/forward Edgar Ziegler showed off his increased jumping ability on offense. The 6’4″ athlete has added some strength to his body. Ziegler’s defense has always been his best attribute in my opinion as he gets low and really puts pressure on offensive players. His consistent 3-point shooting certainly helps him as well.
Jared McGarrity (Countryside)
Overlooked previously at Pinellas Park, Jared McGarrity has been a leader for Countryside since he transferred over there early in the summer. A reliable stretch shooter, the 6’3″ guard can get hot quickly with his jumper. A 2019 prospect, McGarrity quietly gets the job done and he’s very active defensively.
Isaiah Nesmith (Benjamin)
Only a freshman, Isaiah Nesmith is rising up already. The 2022 Benjamin guard/forward has a good understanding of position inside. He likes to attack and sees the floor well. At 6’3″, Nesmith has a nice mix of height and length. I think we should see a steady debut for him on the Buccaneers varsity squad.