2023 Grassroots Showcase Top Overall Performers
LOUISVILLE, KY - What a weekend it was in the Bluegrass State at the Grassroots Showcase for the NCAA Live Period. Who were our top overall performers? Let our staff answer that for you.
Another week, another top performer accolades for Gevonte Ware. The big man for 1 Of 1 rare was what he has been all-travel season, a guy that is bigger, stronger, and just better at the end of the day. He was a monster on the glass coming up with 15 rebounds in one of the first games for 1 Of 1. He is a guy that can block and alter shots, defend the post and he can run the floor off the rebound and is a very good outlet passer. He picked up an offer from High Point University over the weekend and now has two offers, including Mississippi State. - Justin Byerly
Lamuno put together a quality weekend for D13 Elite and was one of the most impactful players in the 17U division. For starters, D13 Elite went undefeated on the weekend, beating to the rhythm of Lamuno‘s play. The 6-foot-4 lefty does a little bit of everything on the floor and was an ideal stat-stuffer from the perimeter. The junior’s versatility on both ends of the floor increases his value, and when you throw in his overall skill-set, it makes him an intriguing option for certain levels. As I told a college coach, he’s a perfect plug-and-play guy that will be able to help a program in all facets of the game. I thought this was a great weekend for Lamuno and he earned his spot as a top performer at the Grassroots Showcase. - Garrett Tucker
The 1 of 1 program is stacked with athletic, physical and aggressive forwards. Take a look at JaJuan Nicholls and you’ll see what I mean. He’s looking to dunk everything on offense whether someone is in the way or not. Nicholls is certainly not afraid to posterize anyone in his way. Defensively, he’ll pin shots off the backboard and power his way to consistent rebound totals. Over the weekend, he got several hat tips from opposing coaches. There aren’t many teams that have a force quite like him. - Josh Tec
Cornish was one of the standouts a weekend ago at Atlanta Jam, and he helped lead SWFL Hoops to another successful weekend at the Grassroots Showcase. Cornish’s athleticism is popcorn-worthy because he’s likely to put on a show above the rim. He’s a bouncy wing that goes at the rim with assertion. Cornish is stacking great weekends this spring and should be highlighted ahead of the next batch of live periods. - Josh Tec
Reinhardt put together another solid weekend for the Wellington Wolves Select program. The 6-foot-2 bowling ball guard kept opposing defenses on their heels with his ability to get downhill and be in constant attack mode. Built like a running back, the junior has no problem taking bumps, rebounding amongst post players, or converting tough finishes around the rim. He did a nice job maximizing his production each game, grabbing several rebounds each game to go along with his scoring and defensive prowess. - Garrett Tucker