Posted On: 11/25/21 8:29 AM

Jackson EMC Tip-Off Classic: Top Forwards

2022 6-8 F Izaiyah Nelson Izaiyah Nelson 6'8" | PF Marietta | 2022 State GA – Marietta

The Arkansas State-signee recorded 8 points, 15 rebounds, 1 steal and 4 blocks. Nelson’s springiness and activity in the paint helped shut down scoring chances inside. He fouled out in the fourth quarter, but before he did, Izaiyah showed a flash of his high upside, taking his man off the dribble as he streaked across the paint for a floater.

2022 6-4 F Kadin Bailey – Jefferson

Former NFL linebacker Boss Bailey’s son, Kadin was a force in the paint with his brute size and strength. Bailey could overpower defenders in post catch situations. He scores through contact with ease, converting three And-1s on his way to 15 points, 4 rebounds and 1 steal.

2022 6-4 PF Jontavion Hughes Jontavion Hughes 6'4" | PF Franklin County | 2022 State GA – Franklin County

Another bruising interior monster, Jontavion Hughes Jontavion Hughes 6'4" | PF Franklin County | 2022 State GA used his wide frame and burly shoulders to power through the defense. He has very good hands and can score with his back to the basket with either a hook or spin baseline. Hughes had 10 points and 8 rebounds.

2022 6-3 W David Witcher David Witcher 6'3" | SG Franklin County | 2022 State GA – Franklin County

Izaiyah Nelson Izaiyah Nelson 6'8" | PF Marietta | 2022 State GA – Marietta The Arkansas State-signee recorded 8 points, 15 rebounds, 1 steal and 4 blocks. Nelson’s springiness and activity in the paint helped shut down scoring chances inside. He fouled out in the fourth quarter, but before he did, Izaiyah showed a flash of his high upside, taking his man off the dribble as he streaked across the paint for a floater. 2022 6-4 F Kadin Bailey – Jefferson Former NFL linebacker Boss Bailey’s son, Kadin was a force in the paint with his brute size and strength. Bailey could overpower defenders in post catch situations. He scores through contact with ease, converting three And-1s on his way to 15 points, 4 rebounds and 1 steal. 2022 6-4 PF Jontavion Hughes Jontavion Hughes 6'4" | PF Franklin County | 2022 State GA – Franklin County Another bruising interior monster, Jontavion Hughes Jontavion Hughes 6'4" | PF Franklin County | 2022 State GA used his wide frame and burly shoulders to power through the defense. He has very good hands and can score with his back to the basket with either a hook or spin baseline. Hughes had 10 points and 8 rebounds. 2022 6-3 W David Witcher David Witcher 6'3" | SG Franklin County | 2022 State GA – Franklin County David Witcher David Witcher 6'3" | SG Franklin County | 2022 State GA is an explosive athlete. He’s long and wiry, able to jump out of the gym. He had two slams on Monday. Witcher is an improving outside shooter. While it’s not a hallmark of his game, it still must be respected. He had a nice pull-up from the mid-range. Witcher finished with 12 points and 4 steals. 2023 6-6 C Conyer Smith – Winder-Barrow The quarterback of the football team is a big boy. He’s tall and sturdy from top to bottom. He was able to earn second chance opportunities and looked for his offense from 10-15 feet. He may not be as flashy as his electric teammates in the backcourt, but Smith plays within himself and gets the dirty work done. He had 10 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 block vs. Marietta.

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