6’ ’17 Henderson Lentz is from Salisbury, North Carolina and played on the North Rowan HS varsity basketball team. Being from a smaller town, Lentz hasn’t been in the limelight of the basketball-recruiting world. He plays for a local travel ball organization called Team F.L.Y. The roster consists of all local players and doesn’t have the manpower to compete with many of the more celebrated travel team organizations in the state.

This past weekend at the David Rose Memorial Day Classic, 6’3 ’17 Henderson Lentz led his team to a perfect 5-0 record and captures the 16U D2 championship by defeating Carolina Crossover by the score of 68-56. In the championship game, Lentz scored a game high 26 points including eight 3-pointers (with seven of them coming in the first half) His performance in the championship game and throughout the tourney earned him MVP of his perspective age division.

Standing a lengthy 6’3, Lentz has excellent fundamentals and a high basketball IQ. He plays with effort and energy and most of all has a complete understanding of the game. However, his biggest attribute is simply shooting the ball from behind the arch. Lentz has a silky smooth jumper. He has outstanding lift, elevation, and extension and follow through. Simply put, Lentz has a shooting touch and overall skill set that will start tracking interest from the collegiate ranks.

Off the court, Lentz is a very humble and polite young man. He carries himself extremely well and his positive body language is strong intangibles. While Lentz has been a virtual unknown prior to the David Rose Memorial Day Classic, we are confident his name and game will be popping up throughout the summer.

6’2 ’16 Emmanuel Jones is from Asheboro, North Carolina and also plays on the Asheboro HS varsity football and basketball team. He is a two-sport star and played for the Greensboro Warriors. The Warriors went 3-0 in pool play and advanced to the championship round of the 17U D2 championship before falling to eventual champions Juice All Stars by the score of 73-63. However, in the 8:00am Sunday morning game, Emmanuel Jones erupted for a tournament high 40 points. Trailing 38-37 at the half, Jones went on a 26 point scoring spree in the second half. Jones was scoring from all levels. He was knocking down 3-pointers and attacking and punishing the rim with some thunderous dunks.

Simply put, Jones is a big time athlete. He excels on the football field and on the hardwood. He plays with a high motor and is one intense competitor. His ability to exert maximum effort and energy are strong intangibles and if he worked solely on hoops, he could be soon attacking college suitors.

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