Fall Preview Top Performers II
SUWANEE — Based on evaluations from our staff and coaches on hand, we've amassed a wide pool of top guys from camp. Here are more names that everyone talked about the most when the Fall Preview wrapped up.
One thing that always stands out to me about Melson when I see him is his positional size. At 6-foot-5, Melson’s a big guard who can be used to fill a variety of roles. He’s a quick, long playmaker who scores the ball well from all levels and has great vision. There were multiple times throughout the day when he was discussed as the best long-term prospect on the floor. - Josh Tec
Lockhart was simply amazing at the Fall Preview; in a gym full of guards he represented the bigs very well. Lockhart plays physical and is a strong rim protector. I was amazed by the way he could operate in the post. He has some of the best post moves I have seen in a long time; his footwork is incredible and his up and under is very effective. Lockhart can also put the ball on the floor; whether it’s hitting defenders with a swift spin move or pushing the ball in transition for strong finish at the rim - DC
Johnson’s one of the best slashers in the gym on Saturday. His perimeter versatility is very real, and he’s as tough of a player as there is. Johnson took on every role for his team at the Fall Preview, and that’s indicative of his game as a whole. He’s a great positional rebounder, he scores the ball well from all over the floor, and it looks like he’s placed an emphasis on developing as a point guard too. He’s a triple-double waiting to happen.
For starters, I love his size at frame. Payne is up to about 6-foot-6 now and has great length. His size allows him to be versatile based on the needs of his team. He can both play and defend multiple guard positions. Throughout the day at camp, he showed his ability to run the floor and excel in transition. He is a good athlete that can finish above the rim and finish through contact. He is a true inside-out threat and he can be effective no matter where a coach puts him. - Brianna Patton
Stone is a guy who’s used the HoopSeen platform to his advantage a lot over the last several months. It seems like he always shows well for himself at our events, and at the Fall Preview camp, he continued his high level of play on our stage. Stone is a 6-foot-2 guard who fills out every section of the stat sheet. Whenever I see him, it feels like he’s flirting with a triple-double. Stone’s a multi-level scorer who plays with some bounce and shoots the ball well from all over the floor. His athleticism helps out on the glass where he’s a great rebounding guard. While he can heat up and carry a team on offense, Stone shares the ball well and gets everyone involved with smart passing. - Josh Tec