High-level talent in the competitive Region 8.

Posted On: 07/20/20 6:04 PM

Covid-19 has drastically had an effect on the summer AAU events and players. Reduced number of fans in gyms, fans wearing masks, even players and coaches on the bench wearing masks. But, through it all, some players have committed to working on their games in an effort to catch the eye of college coaches watching live streams or writers evaluating the talents of players. I have had the opportunity to watch players in practice, tryouts, workouts, and games.  Some of the things that stuck out were: the level of conditioning of players, focus on rankings, and even some resting on the laurels of last season or past efforts. With that being said, scholarships will go to those who are mentally, physically prepared, plus those who have skills translatable to the next level, not the hottest mixtapes or tweets.

Emareyon McDonald Emareyon McDonald 6'1" | PG Scotlandville | 2021 State LA 6’1" PG Scotlandville 

So many people have been anticipating the return of McDonald to competitive play. We have seen the tweets and the videos. Having seen McDonald with LivOn in practice, a scrimmage against Select One 16u, and the Power 24 in Atlanta...I  left hoping he has better performances ahead. In the two games in Atlanta, he shot

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