With head coaches along the sidelines with scholarships in hand, here are some of the kids that enhanced their status at the Grassroots Tip Off Classic.

To say the Grassroots Tip Off Classic was a success would be an understatement. We had 120 total teams come to utilize the Phenom Hoops platform. While on that platform, they were able to perform in front of countless media members and over 70 college coaches at all levels.

This platform is great for kids that hold offers, but it is also great for kids to make a name for themselves. With head coaches along the sidelines with scholarships in hand, here are some of the kids that enhanced their status at the Grassroots Tip Off Classic

17U Players that Solidified Their Reputations

Jordan Shepherd 6’2”
Team Vision Red (Asheville Christian)

Shepherd came through and did what he normally does, run his team. Shepherd is a highly explosive point guard who can get into the lane and finish above the rim. He did a good job, in this event attacking and taking over possessions for himself. During the week Shepherd picked up offers from Lipscomb and Elon, and look for more to come for him.

Jay Huff 6’10”
Carolina Flyers (Voyager Academy)

Huff is an enigma, of some sorts, in the fact that not many people have seen him play. That is beside the fact however, because he had high major schools UVa Head Coach Tony Bennett, Clemson Head Coach Brad Brownell, and ECU all there wanting to see him. Huff is a very skilled player at his size. He has great length and natural defensive timing. As the stories of the Top 100 Huff continue to circulate, so will his recruitment.

Davion Mintz 6’4”
Charlotte Nets (North Mecklenburg)

On a court lined with around 45 coaches, Mintz started slowly on Friday night. However, he more than made up for everything with his Saturday performances. With about 35 coaches in the building Saturday morning, Mintz dropped a cool 32 points. He attacked the rim and finished with contact while taking the opportunity and match up personal.

Mike Buckland 6’5”
Pro Skills (Wesleyan Christian)

Buckland had a lot of curiosity surrounding him, coming into the Grassroots Tip Off Classic. With a lot of eyes on him, Buckland had a solid event showing some pieces for an all around game. Buckland not only made shots, confidently with range, but he also attacked the basket and finished in traffic. Buckland carries six offers currently, and if he continues the through travel season with performances like this, expect that number to double.

Devonnte Holland 6’7”
Spectrum Sports Academy (Martinsville HS)

Still a little unknown, Holland is one that came in with multiple offers and he certainly lived up to that billing. Holland is very affective around the paint, with a very quick second jump. Holland is a high motor big, he finished averaging around 19 points and 12 boards. Interest picked up, and offers are coming the more he is seen.
Jamez Rogers 6’6”
TMP (Wando HS)

This one may be a little bit odd in this category, but his performance needs to talked about. Rogers is ranked as the number 4 player in South Carolina’s 2016 class (behind Top 100 players Seventh Woods, Sedee Keita, and Jordan Brunner). Rogers is a pure wing scorer, and did so at all three levels consistently through the weekend. Rogers, who carries an early Citadel offer, averaged over 20 points, and is well on his way to becoming a highly talked about player.

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