I had the privilege of covering some good ball this afternoon at Nation Ford High School in Fort Mill, SC for Phenom’s JMAC Showcase. Check out some of the standouts from court four.
Team F.L.Y 16U
6’1 2021 G Fred Brown Jr.
Brown is a clear vocal leader on his team. He is a big body guard who has a versatile game inside and out. His ability to blow by larger opponents but post up smaller defenders makes him a match up nightmare for the opposing teams, not to mention he can shoot the three. Very poised approach to the game and seemingly never gets sped up.
6’4 2021 G Yaturi Bolton
Bolton was dominating in this one. It seemed like every time he touched the ball good things happened. He possesses a tight handle and uses his length to get past defenders. Finishes above the rim and does so with either hand. Excellent rebounder and his defensive instincts are not lacking either. All around guard prospect who has scholarship written all over him.
6’0 2021 G Malachi Williams
Williams has elite speed and quickness. He is able to turn the corner nearly any time he puts his mind to it and is aggressive on the drive. Good passer out of the double team and finishes acrobatically near the rim. Brings a calming demeanor to his game which makes him an easy player to play with.
Charlotte Nets 17U – Jones
6’2 2019 Ayland Browning
Browning is the ultimate glue guy for any team. Runs the floor well and fills lanes offensively. Hustles back on the defensive end resulting in altered or block shots in transition. Always hustles and is the first to the floor for loose balls. The type of player than any and everyone can play with.
5’11 2020 G Kason Ledford
When Ledford gets hot he can really get it going from all three levels. Nice handle and uses it to get himself open for midrange pull ups and dribble drives. Utilizes the shot fake well to shake himself free from defenders and is a tough competitor. Team player who knows how to play the game the right way.
6’7 2020 F Tavis Bridges
Bridges is a long and athletic forward who runs the floor well. He uses his length to affect shots on the defensive end and rebounds well. Showed that he has touch out to fifteen foot and was knocking it down with consistency. Bridges will definitely turn heads as he continues to progress his game.
Main Event Elite
5’10 2020 G Salen Streater
Streater possesses excellent quickness and uses it to get to spots on the floor where he can be effective. Showed his ability to knock down the three ball and his defensive insticts were on display too as he recorded multiple steals. His impact on the game was seen in a variety of ways.