Posted On: 07/10/21 12:45 AM

The Platform by Prep Hoops began on Friday in Birmingham, Alabama kicking off the live period.  It was a jam packed day of hoops and we will dive into it here in The Platform: Scotty B’s Friday Notebook!


Illinois Prospects Play Well in Morning Games

We started off the morning with Hoops 4 Health.  They feature 6’10” 2023 big man Tyler Van Gorp who plays up on their 17U squad.  TVG has a lot of physical development to go adding strength, but the tools are there.  Hook shots, seals, high/low, and finished well around the hoop.  Also liked what Niles Notre Dame 2023 power forward Sherod Dent brought to the table.  Rebounded well flying in for offensive rebound put backs and hit a three.  Julius Byrd is an unsigned senior that showed he can be a nice late pick up for a small college or JUCO with a sound shooting stroke and solid defense.  In the next game we caught another land of Lincoln team in Illinois Hoopstars Rowell 17U.  Normal U-High point guard DJ Starr is an explosive playmaking guard that has a compact build.  Burst with the rock in his hands and is acrobatic converting at

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