Josh Tec's Bob Gibbons TOC 16U Film Review II
The Bob Gibbons TOC is a lot. I don’t get to see as many teams as I would like throughout the weekend. There’s talent as far as the eye can see. Luckily for me, I had dental surgery, and I have nothing better to do other than watch film before I hit the road again at the end of the week.
I’ve run through most of my in-person notes—you can find them all over the site—so, now, I’m taking more notes on teams I may have missed or only got to see segments of amidst the madness of the tournament.
I'm continuing to run through some evaluations from some of Georgia's 16U teams before turning to other states and age groups.
Stephen impressed at a HoopSeen camp—I believe it was the one right before the travel season started—and he’s looking good with HoopAtlanta. He’s the primary playmaker on this team and excels at creating looks for himself and those around him. He was pass-first for stretches, but he was able to turn it on and be the main scorer for them as well. Stephen brings positional size and length to the point guard spot and sees the floor well. He was able to thread passes through tight spaces and create easy baskets for his guys. He makes everyone around him better.
Sam Mead has been impressive throughout this spring with this Allstars group. I’ve seen him do a lot for this team over the course of several weekends. At Gibbons, it was his consistency at the rim that caught my attention. It’s simple, it’s not flashy, but it’s effective. Whether via a designed play or his individual ability to get there, Mead was automatic when driving to the basket. He has good control and he uses his length well when he gets there. If you were to go back and watch, you’d see Mead racking up double figure games with nothing more than layup after layup. Of course, he stepped out and showed his range a few times as well.
I’ve seen plenty of Kersh as a scorer in the past. He’s someone that can get it going from all levels when he’s operating at his best. He showed off some of that at Gibbons, but he grabbed my attention as a distributor. I know the Atlanta AllStars are going to share the ball across the board. It’s just how they operate, but Kersh was especially good when it came to making the extra pass, finding cutters, and not letting the ball stick in general. He has good positional size, so that allows him to see the floor well, and he showed off his vision at various points throughout the weekend.
Gunter has proven that he has no issues playing up. He’s a class of 2027 player in the 16U division. He has a defined role on this South Georgia Elite team, and he does what he needs to do really well. Gunter is a shooter on a team with size and length all over the place. He can rattle off a string of shots and help turn a game lopsided in a hurry. At Bob Gibbons, he showed that yet again. This program has found some quality shooters down in South Georgia, and Gunter is next up.
I missed Team Georgia Magic during Gibbons, but I wanted to watch them to see some Middle/South Georgia players. Immediately, Zakariyya Dwight caught my eye with an offensive rebound that led to a floater and a 3-pointer on consecutive possessions. At around 6-foot-5, Dwight has long arms and plenty of athleticism. At this level, he makes a strong impact on the glass with his physical tools and activity. Dwight can be used inside and out for this group. His versatility leads to a major impact on the game across the board.