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Posted On: 12/18/18 6:00 AM
PrepHoops was at the Ramey Midwest Showdown Shootout on Saturday. Here we breakdown the evaluations of Missouri prospects from the event!
PG Caleb Love (CBC – 2020)
Love is a combo guard with size at 6’3”. It was a really slow start for the nationally ranked guard as he couldn’t seem to get rolling. Belleville West was clearly focusing their defense on him. As the game went on he started to get rolling with a pull up jumper, up and under move for a runner, and being fouled on an explosive baseline take. The fourth quarter he took over opening with a three and then consistently drawing fouls on strong takes to the rim. Most impressive play was when he went behind his back on a euro step for an and-1. Love finished with 18 points.
PF Josh Wallace (CBC – 2019)
Wallace is a bouncy four man that has a knack for protecting the rim. He did a great job of making Belleville West work for everything they got in the paint. Good timing on his shot blocking. Offensively he is a rim running big man that scores in transition. He also had a big dunk on a pick/roll. Wallace had 4 points and 4 blocks.
SF Ari Jackson (CBC – 2021)
Jackson stands at 6’4” and is the sniper for this CBC squad. He was lights out shooting it on the big stage. He drilled five triples in the contest with most of them coming off the catch. Quick release with repeatable mechanics. Jackson went for 18 points.
PG Robert Martin (CBC – 2022)
Martin is a young floor general at only 5’7”, but he made a huge impact in this game. High IQ guard has slick handles, pushes in the open floor, and likes to finish in the paint above big men with floaters/runners.
SG CE Talton (Monroe City – 2019)
Talton was extremely impressive for Monroe City. This 6’2” shooting guard is a natural scorer that can play both on and off the ball. Ultra smooth player with decent length. Clean shooting stroke pulling up off the bounce and can hit from three as well. Easy acceleration off the dribble making his drives look effortless. Scored 29 points including a length of the court drive to send the game to OT. Also rebounds well from his guard spot.
PG Blake Hays (Monroe City – 2019)
Good sized guard that is a decent on ball defender. Scored a couple times at the rim for 6 points.
SG Elijah Hicks (Jennings – 2019)
Hicks is a big bodied 6’4” wing that plays with a lot of physicality. He loves to attack downhill. At times he can be a bit out of control, but more times than not he does damage to the opponent when getting in the paint. A lot of crafty and powerful takes in the lane that he finished with runners or layups. Almost seeks out contact. Had a cross over for a pull up mid-range jumper. Another impressive move was his coast to coast take off a defensive board. He had 20 points and 6 rebounds.
F Donnell Carter (Jennings – 2019)
Carter is a 6’5” combo forward that can shoot it from three. Hit a trio from beyond the arc. Solid build. He is a sound rebounder from the wing. Went for 11 points.
PF Vernell Sims (Jennings – 2019)
Sims is an undersized 6’4” post that proved to be a physical post defender. Hit the glass and protected the rim with several blocks.
PG Trevon Love (Jennings – 2021)
Love is a young point guard to track down the line. This lead guard has a slender frame with long arms. He gets in the lane and pushes in transition. High risk/high reward passer. He scored 9 points.
PG Isaiah Ervin (Hazelwood Central – 2019)
Ervin moved across the river to the Missouri side for his senior campaign. The slick handling 6’2” point guard put his team on his back for stages of their game against Lee (AL). He has deep range on his three point shot with a quick release. Creative with the ball in the lane. His defense is what really intrigues us. He puts so much pressure on the opposing guards. The senior had multiple steals that he took the other way for layups. Ervin scored 24 points.
SG Jai Graham (Hazelwood Central – 2021)
Graham is a 6’4” shooting guard that has some projectability long term. Plus size on the perimeter and the angular two guard scored well in the paint. Got on the glass for a put back. He scored 11 points.
SG Anthony Green (Springfield Parkview – 2021)
Green was one of the lone bright spots for Springfield Parkview in their game against East St. Louis. This 6’3” two guard is an excellent shooter! He hit three from beyond the arc including one from super deep. Easy release on the shot. Also drilled several shorter jumpers. Went for 13 points.
PF Latre Morris (Springfield Parkview – 2019)
At 6’9” this big man brings a physical body to the table. He was a major shot blocking presence going to the top to reject several shots. Quality post defender. Offensively he had a couple dunks and a right handed hook. Morris scored 6 points.
PG Amorey Womack (Webster Groves – 2019)
Womack is a Tennessee State commit that has elevated his game over the last year. The senior is a strong and athletic combo guard who was strong taking it to the cup. He was an aggressive scorer all game long. Womack also connected on a pair of threes. He had 18 points.
SG Ray Adams (Webster Groves – 2019)
Adams is one of the top shooters in the St. Louis area. The 6’4” two guard scored on a back cut early displaying a little more athleticism than we had seen in the past. In the end he will always go back to his three point shooting which helped him net 13 points.
PF Steven Wright (Webster Groves – 2019)
Wright is a physically built undersized 6’5” four man. He plays with a high activity level. Mobility in the paint and finishes well on dump off passes and junk points around the hoop. Decent rim protector. Wright had 11 points.
PF Malachi Simpson (Webster Groves – 2019)
Simpson had a quietly impressive outing. The 6’6” four man is a well-built post that plays strong around the hoop. He finishes well and has touch in the paint. Simpson went for 10 points.
PG Joe Jones (Webster Groves – 2019)
Jones is a 5’10” point guard that has the ability to attack with strength and get to the foul line. He had 12 points.
PF Gary Clark (Cardinal Ritter – 2020)
Clark is a prospect we are really intrigued by. The 6’7” four man needs to add strength to be most effective long term, but there is a ton to like here. He has a high skill level and is a big time mid-range shooter. Drilled five shots in that 15-18 foot range. The mobile post has a lot of versatility on both ends of the floor. He scored 18 points.
PG Malek Davis (Cardinal Ritter – 2019)
This Drury commit is a tough on ball defender that puts pressure on the opposing team’s guards. Offensively he is at his best shooting it from 15-18 feet where he has a very reliable jumper. Davis went for 16 points.
PF Brandon Ellington (Cardinal Ritter – 2020)
Ellington is intriguing with his length at 6’6”. Mobility in the paint. Rebounded well, but had trouble finishing. Did convert one high/low finish.
SG Mario Fleming (Cardinal Ritter – 2021)
Fleming stands at 6’2” with upside as a scorer. Scored on a back cut, junk points around the hoop, and a put back. Fleming had 9 points.