12 Mar 2021

Hoop Exchange Live Player Showcase – Session II: Class of 2023 Notables

Brian Wright, SJP II Academy: The 6’0 guard shot the ball very well from distance this afternoon.  Wright has the athleticism to rise above the rim and convert lobs.  He is fast up and down the floor and competes on every play.

Kervin Knaggs, Auburndale: The 6’1 Knaggs was another player that shot the ball well from behind the arc.  He also thrived in transition; if he wasn’t scoring he was assisting on baskets.  Knaggs was also and active defender that came up with several deflections and steals during his time on the court.

Tommie Hall, Jacksonville North Florida Educational Institute: The 6’3 wing placed lots of positives in our notes.  He was a reliable three point shooter, he moved the ball quickly and didn’t let it “stick” and caused turnovers on the defensive end of the floor.

Josh Middlebrooks, South Miami: The 6’3 guard drilled six of seven shots from behind the arc in the game we watched.  Those shots came off the catch, dribble, and coming off ball-screens.  Middlebrooks threw some good passes, crashed the glass and in a good effort on defense.

Sean Combs, Kissimmee Osceola: The 6’2 guard makes the game look easy with his grace and athleticism.  Not settling for three-point shots, Combs got good looks and made shots from mid-range.  He found teammates for easy baskets on his drivers, rebounded well, and converted steals into scores.

Camerin James, Leesburg: The 6’6 wing is an excellent combination of strength and athleticism.  He finishes with power above the rim and is an active rebounder at both ends.  A terror in transition, James is improving as a perimeter player, knocking down the occasional open jumper or converting quick one or two dribble drives at the rim.

Gabe Fajardo, Somerset Silver Palms: The 6’3 earned quite the following among fellow players with his performance Saturday afternoon.  He impressed opponents and onlookers with his wide array of scoring tools.  Fajardo proved to be a three level scorer.  He has a strong frame and is a good athlete.  He is no longer a “sleeper”.

Eddrin Bronson, Tampa Catholic: The 6’3 guard had a great outing.  He displayed not only a great ability to put the ball in the basket, put also into the hands of teammates for easy shots.  Bronson has good ball-skills and court vision.  He is quick to score at the basket but also has reliable range to the arc.  Bronson also puts in effort on the defensive end of the floor.

Christian Johnson, Tallahassee Florida High: The 6’8 post has good size, moves well, and runs the floor.  Johnson scored well around the basket and also proved to be a decent passer out of the post.  He is more of a shot changer than shot blocker but Johnson challenges all who dare to enter his lane.

Karmello Branch, Tampa Catholic: The 6’5 wing came into the event with the reputation of being a shooter but proved to be so much more.  He scored well on drives and frequently earned trips to the foul line.  He moved the ball quickly to open teammates and put in work in the rebounding department.

 

 

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