What a great weekend. Not only did we have numerous high level talents in the gym that many people already know but there were some great performances from players who may be off the grid a little. A big storyline from this event was the amount of Division 1 level unsigned seniors participating.
We would suggest college coaches, both high level D2 and D1 coaches to watch the archived games on Baller TV (CLICK HERE), many players will move their way up your recruiting lists.
With that said, here were the very best from the weekend at Proehlific Park in Phenom’s 5th Annual David Rose Memorial Day Classic 6 to Know
6’5” Unsigned Senior Trey Cousin
Perhaps no one scored the ball better this weekend than Cousin. He exploded for an event high 45 points in his first outing and never scored less than 26 (against Team Loaded NC) in an outing after. He scored in a translatable fashion, led by his deep range. He showed solid handle as a secondary ball handler and was able to get into the paint, off the bounce.
At this point Cousin is looking to go to prep school, but that is because of lack of college interest. He is recently back from a torn ACL and he is looking better than ever. He put on 10 pounds of muscle and grew and inch. Now standing a lengthy and 6’5” shoot guard, Cousin looked every bit the part of Division 1 scoring guard. After his showings last week, followed by this week we will be interested where his recruitment goes in the next couple months.
6’4” 2019 Tyler Dearman
NC Top Flight
Dearman has been consistently as productive as anyone during this travel ball season. He is coming off a year that saw him named All-Conference for the second consecutive year and he averaged 17.5 points and 6 rebounds with making 60 threes in 27 games (2.2 per game).
In NC Top Flight’s championship run, Dearman averaged 25 points per game, he averaged just over 4 3s made per game. He has great hands and always finds himself around the ball. Dearman has good length with great size and always produces with confidence. He’s a scholarship level guy, college coaches should treat him as such in July.
6’5” Unsigned Senior Myles Washington
This one is perplexing. Not sure why or how he is still available. With that said, he is doing everything he can to showcase the fact that he should have had 10-15 offers and now be close to enrolling in summer school. Washington was the most overall productive player in the event. He defended the opposing team’s best player, he rebounded everything, and he initiated the offense for his team.
His skill set is reminiscent of Anthony Mason’s with his ability to defend 3s and 4s, his ability to rebound and his ability to play point-forward. With that said, Washington is available. A D1 (or tournament level D2) program will come in and love him. He will make a coach look very good when the take him late.
6’2” 2021 Elijah Jamison
Team Loaded NC 15s
Jamison made noise at this year’s North Carolina top 80, where he showed the ability to get into the paint often and make good decisions. Even between March and May, Jamison’s game has developed. He is a sturdy lead guard who has great length and a strong frame. Jamison is a knock down jump shooter and a very good defender.
Jamison has all the tools to end up as a high level lead guard. Hard to believe he is only a freshman in high school. Playing up at 16u, Jamison led his team to the championship. He is one that College Coaches should place firmly on their SIM cards and go ahead and start trying to get him on campus.
6’8” 2019 Jaelyn Withers
Team Loaded NC
The 17u Championship winning Team Loaded NC team was filled with talent, carrying seven D1 prospects. Withers however was the most consistent performer of the weekend. He now carries 20+ offers including the likes of NC State, Florida and most recently Texas A&M.
Withers showcased this weekend a skill set that will take his recruitment and his status to an entirely new level moving forward. A sure-fire Top 100 type prospect, his skill set is one that fits in exactly with the way basketball is moving. A fluid combo forward who is active from 15 feet and in, can pick and pop out beyond the arc and defends multiple positions. Great weekend, great showing.
6’4” Unsigned Senior Jon Morgan
Morgan had quite the breakout this weekend. He was consistently in attack mode, making plays on both end of the floor and bringing the crowd to their feet. The length lefty is highly explosive and looks to attack the rim with vigor. He showcased a very nice handle and good vision/passing instincts in the half court.
Morgan was consistently the best player on whichever floor he was on this weekend. He shot the ball at a high rate, with consistent range and he showcased the ability to create shots for himself off one and two dribble pull-ups and by attacking the rim. July will be very interesting as he is a multiple offer D1 prospect.