Posted On: 04/14/21 10:27 AM

Had the great pleasure of an invitation this past Saturday out to Augusta for Coach Terry Wright's Next Level Showcase, featuring players from the area (and into North & South Carolina) across 3 classes.

He and his crew of coaches ran a great event, and we got to see a bunch of guys who are normally a little outside our coverage sphere. Here is the first of 2 parts looking at standouts from the day:

Devin Pope, 6-2, SG (2021, Cross Creek)

Still surprisingly unsigned despite his dominance now in the third straight Showcase I've been to, much of the same last weekend with another eye-opening performance, explosiveness off the deck and to the basket, smooth shooting out well past the arc, great versatility guarding up to small forwards with pretty good length at 6-2, can handle the ball some but is a true wing attacker, without question one of the 2 or 3 best available 2021's I've seen since Cross Creek finished their state championship-winning season back in March.

Ricardo Gonzalez, 6-0, SG (2022, Lakeside-Evans)

Among the day's shooting stars with a quick, effortless stroke that landed at a high percentage, nice quickness off the bounce as well as

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