Posted On: 10/29/18 8:00 AM
LORTON, VA — South County played host to 24 teams on Saturday for its annual high school jamboree, and Prep Hoops was in the gym checking out local prospects. Here we recap the event with a look at five superlatives from the day.
MOST VERSATILE | JADEN HIBBITT | JOHN PAUL THE GREAT ’19
At 6-foot-5, Jaden Hibbitt is a good scorer who can hit the mid range jumper with consistency. Hibbitt is best in transition, where he’s always running the floor and looking to get to the basket with aggression. While he’s not an elite shot blocker, the unsigned senior works hard on the boards and can guard a few different positions.
BEST BIG MAN | JAKE LATTA | SOUTH COUNTY ’19
There were several good big men in attendance on Saturday, but none more complete than Jake Latta. A 6-foot-7 post prospect, Latta showcased good touch from mid range and the ability to score with his back to the basket while helping his team control the boards with his non-stop effort.
BEST POINT GUARD | MATIAS PROCK | MCLEAN ’19
Matias Prock is not just a cerebral floor general, but a crafty scorer with range. Prock is a smooth lead guard who can create space for his own shot, but can also move without the ball and find the openings in an opposing defense. The unsigned senior was not just one of the best scorers we saw, but also perhaps the best passer.
BEST SHOOTER | ANTHONY REYES | WASHINGTON-LEE ’20
Anthony Reyes was the best pure shooter we saw in the gym on Saturday, and he showed that he can hurt any defense that is not attentive to his skill set. Reyes is best off the catch, where his deep range, shifty ball-handling ability, and quick release make him a tough cover.
6-foot-2 southpaw point guard prospect Andre Speight looks like he could be a very good player down the road. Speight can handle the ball, shoot from the perimeter, get downhill and finish in traffic at the rim. It’ll be fun to see how he grows into his body and develops these next few years.