Bama Jam Top Performers II
HOOVER, AL—Bama Jam provided us with plenty of new names for our database, and it was a great opportunity to see guys continue to shine on our platform. The list of players who made noise inside the Finley Center is seemingly endless. We published the first installment of our top performers from the weekend if you want to catch up on some of those guys.
Today, we’re excited to bring you some more no-brainer players of the weekend.
One thing we can count on perennially is the Tennessee Tigers producing dudes, and Devaki Garr has shown to be one of the shining examples of that. He’s a blur. If we’re talking speed, I can’t think of a quicker guard that I saw over the weekend. Garr also lit it up from the 3-point line over the weekend. He’s a consistent shooter with deep range. If you’re looking for someone to lock up the other team’s best playmaker, Garr can do that. He’s a strong defender that uses his speed and athleticism to keep his man in front of him. College coaches, here’s a name you need to know. - Josh Tec
Cochran set the tone for STARS Basketball’s weekend by dropping 22 points in their opening game on Friday. He and the team were essentially unstoppable. They bulldozed their way through their bracket, and Cochran was essential to that success. The 6-foot-6 wing is physically imposing with his size and strong build. He brings a ton of versatility to the floor because he can bully people down low and kill you from the perimeter or off the dribble. He’s big, athletic and skilled. There aren’t many boxes that he doesn’t check on the court. If you see him and remark about his potential on the football field, I did the same thing and was told that he’s a stud on the gridiron as well. I told you, he’s versatile. - Josh Tec
Just call EAB’s Eddie Ricks III the clean-up man because every shot that comes off the rim, you can be sure to count on him for a 2nd chance basket. He was definitely the motor that kept EAB Tennessee moving. Ricks has a nice jumper from around the perimeter and can be quite explosive getting to the rim. I really like his awareness on defense and his overall feel for the game. - DC
We’ve now seen back-to-back weekends of near dominance from one of Georgia’s hottest prospects. Rogers impressed across the board last weekend in Louisville at the Grassroots Showcase, he then picked up a slew of offers, and he followed it all up by doing it again at Bama Jam. Rogers was more than a handful for opposing post players this past weekend. Nobody he went up against had an answer for them on either end of the floor. Rogers averaged double figures over the course of the weekend—highlighted by an 18-point performance on Sunday—and put a hurting on some rims along the way. A thing that this Allstars bunch does well is limit second-chance points, and the big fella certainly did his part on the glass. You know a player is doing something right when the score and clock keepers start asking questions about him, and I fielded several about Rogers throughout the weekend. - Josh Tec
Caden Johnson was a newcomer to the Hoopseen stage and the first thing that caught the eyes of the staff was his consistency on the court. He plays extremely hard on both ends of the floor and never seems to take any plays off. Whenever a basket was needed, the Alabama Fusion could count on Johnson to get the job done. His crossover is lethal and he uses it effectively to get off his nice jumper. As the travel season progresses, I expect great things to come for Johnson. - DC