Posted On: 06/2/21 9:49 AM

The Southern Spring classic in Birmingham, Alabama was huge a success. All 18 basketball courts in the Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center were occupied for three whole days. It was Prep basketball heaven. I was able to watch just about every team in every division at least once either in person or on live stream, but like the majority of the civic center crowd, I kept gravitating to the 16U boys division. In the end, Team Carroll Premier took the Gold championship on Sunday afternoon by outlasting a tough Quinn Anvils squad 85-70 in the Final. Over the whirlwind 3-day tournament, plenty of players stood out to me, but below are ones I considered to have the best weekend.

Zamareon “Zee” McCown, 5’9” Point Guard, Quinn Anvils (#13 in the picture): Zee was the best player in Birmingham…period. He is a floor general in the mold of Chris Paul with a basketball IQ so advanced it made it hard to comprehend that he is only 15 years old. After torching the Alabama Generals for 28 points, the Alabama Celtics decided to double Zee in an attempt to slow down his scoring prowess. That was no problem for Zee who recorded a

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