Posted On: 08/3/20 6:46 PM

This weekend I made the seven hour trip up to Cartersville,Georgia for the Prep Hoops event:Proving Grounds. Across two long days of basketball I was able to see several college level players. These are a few of the big men who stood out:

F CJ HawkinsCJHawkins6'7" | CGBerkeley Prep | 2022StateFL 6-7 (Judah Nation) HS: Berkley Prep 2022

Judah Nation had an excellent weekend playing up a level in the tournaments U-17 Grit Bracket. Led by Hawkins they were able to go 2-1 losing to a very talented Alabama Celtics team. In my second tournament watching the hard-nosed combo forward play, his motor and ability to attack the basket are the two things that stand out the most. After averaging 18 points and double-digit rebounds this weekend, Hawkins picked up his second offer from Western Michigan to go along with IUPUI. A no brainer Division I prospect, how much he improves shooting the ball will ultimately determine what level he plays at.

F Clarens Pierre 6-8 (Judah Nation) HS: Ocoee 2022

With a long wingspan and great timing, Pierre really stood out this weekend on the defensive side of the ball. With a motor that never stops, the lengthy athlete was able to

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