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Posted On: 09/27/18 9:56 AM
The Prep Hoops Top 250 came to Hanover High School on Sunday, where the talent pool was deep, and the games competitive. Here we continue our coverage of the event by highlighting six upperclassmen who stood out with their athleticism and high flying ability.
Mack Burgett | 6’7” F | LC Bird 2019
Burgett is really starting to come into his own as an athlete, and he’ll need to continue to use that as he’ll likely play the five for Bird some this year. A high IQ kid who already showed he can shoot and play on the perimeter, Burgett had a few big time plays above the rim, including a couple of posters that shut the gym down.
Joel Kabimba | 6’8” PF | Middleburg 2019
When it comes to guys of his size, you don’t find many that can run and jump like Kabimba can. He routinely rebounded on the defensive end, outlet to a guard then beat all the other bigs down the court for an easy bucket. He finished above the rim offensively and protected the rim defensively time and time again.
Tee Bryan | 6’4” WF | Patrick Henry 2020
Bryan was one of a number of prospects from the 540 that came in and impressed us during the camp Sunday, but he was by far the most athletic. He’s strong, fast and bouncy, and he showed all of that in transition with a few high flying slams. His athleticism could really flourish at the next level defensively where he can guard multiple positions.
Jalen Anderson | 6’3” WF | Tandem School 2019
Anderson made a name for himself with a high motor on both ends and great athleticism and length. Depending on who was on the court with him, he played all over the place taking turns as a guard, wing and a forward. He rebounded well on both ends and showed some hops when he got downhill.
Martin Kawa | 6’1” G | Colonial Forge 2020
Kawa didn’t have the big dunks that we talked about with everyone else, but his strength and ability to get to the basket and take contact in the air was athletic in itself. His ability to get in the paint on straight line drives and finish or come up with a second chance on his own shot was impressive, and he showed he can sit down and guard the basketball as well.
Charles Tart | 6’4” WG | Varina 2019
I knew what Tart was going to bring after watching him at Varina the last couple of seasons, but he put everyone else on the map as one of the top sleepers in the Richmond area. The long wing showed the ability to be a three and d guy, guard multiple positions and he finished with authority regularly in transition.