Posted On: 11/27/18 8:00 AM
Atlanta, Georgia – The 5th Annual 2018 Holiday Hoopsgiving Showcase was a success and once again featuring some of the top prospects around the state and also around the country. This year’s event setting was fantastic and looked absolutely amazing. Two days full of hoops non-stop and it was certainly worth it. There was a plethora of talent on hand along with plenty of college coaches in attendance as well. Below you will find out who stood out in this year’s event.
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2019 W Elias King – Lincoln Academy
Mississippi State signee Elias King has already had a great start to the season with his Lincoln Academy squad. King showcased his talents during this seasons Holiday Hoopsgiving event by having a monster game against Somerset Pines (FL) where he finished with 29 points while hitting five three pointers. The 6-foot-9 wing was lighting it up from deep in both games he played in and was able to show he can attack the rack at times as well when his opponent closed out on him.
2019 SG Jamir Chaplin – Meadowcreeek High School
South Florida commit Jamir Chaplin showed he can do more than just dunk the ball at the Holiday Hoopsgiving Showcase. Chaplin holds extreme athleticism and that is what stands out the most about the 6-foot-4 shooting guard. In his two games he played this past weekend, Jamir put most of us on noticed that he has improved his jump shot by hitting a couple jump shots.
2021 W JT Thor – Hunington Prep (WV)
JT Thor had a lot of buzz coming into Atlanta this past weekend. One of the top prospects in that 2021 class, Thor put his talents on display and showed his upside this past weekend. JT sits at 6-foot-8 with an extremely long body. He has a slim and thin frame but that did not have any effect on him whatsoever. JT is a effective player on both ends of the floor. On the offensive end he was able to score inside and able to spread the floor by making shots from the perimeter. He is also a good defender and was always put on the opponents best player at the Holiday Hoopsgiving.
2019 SG Charles Smith IV – Wheeler High School
Cal commit Charles Smith IV showed he can do more than just score from the perimeter in Wheeler’s lone game at the 5th Annual Holiday Hoopsgiving Showcase. The 6-foot-5 two-guard did more than just sit on the wings waiting for a catch and shoot shot. Charles was able to run in transition effectively and in the halfcourt offense moved without the ball well. He cut and slashed to the rim when he defender was sleep and payed off as he was able to finish on every pass.
2020 W Corey Walker – Bishop Snyder High School (FL)
The Cardinals made their one day trip to the peach state to face one of Georgia’s top premier programs in Norcross High School. Bishop Snyder (FL) is the home school of talented 2020 prospect Corey Walker. A 6-foot-7 wing who is one of the top players in the country in his class. Walker made his presence known in his matchup against Brandon Boston Jr. finishing with 25 points and 15 rebounds. Corey is an excellent scorer and is active on both ends. As you can see he is also active on the glass and can finish inside against the taller defenders.
2020 W Brandon Boston Jr. – Norcross High School
Brandon Boston Jr. was one of the best scorers during the event. After two games, Boston Jr. averaged 26.5 points per game. What makes BJ so special is the way he can actually score the ball. He is such a smart player and does not need many dribbles to get his points. Boston Jr. is an elite slasher and transition runner. Besides his amazing shooting skills, he is able to make plays without having the ball in his hands.