Five stock risers from Section 7
GLENDALE, AZ - The Section 7 platform has proven to be one of the best launching pads in high school hoops. These five guys took their stock to the moon.
We saw him kill at the Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions and when he came out on the big stage of Section 7 with hundreds of college coaches watching, the energy he expended caused coaches from all over the country take note. He was undeniably good. Motor men are hard to deny and the Columbus High four man was the perfect compliment to the Boozer twins. Abdullahi was automatic for interior scores, rebounds and putbacks. Don’t be surprised to see his recruitment have a strong West Coast flair now.
With his talented teammate Jamari Phillips gone to USA Basketball and out of the competition at Section 7, there was an opportunity to play a bigger role for Modesto Christian on this stage. Davis delivered. He was one of the best guards in the event. His toughness and determination was hard to deny. The interest turned into offers and mid-majors are turning into high-majors. Davis plays with such a fast pace on both ends of the floor that it was hard to keep up with him. Don’t be surprised if he develops into one of the best on-the-ball defenders in his conference when he gets to college.
Who is that guy? Just about anyone that watched Liberty wanted to know who the giant of a teenager was inside the middle of the floor for the Las Vegas team in red, white and blue. The transfer from Balboa Prep (CA) wasn’t on the roster but his presence wasn’t hard to spot. He was very noticeable. There wasn’t a player in the event who could match his size. In fact there weren’t too many college programs in attendance who have a player with Lath’s size on their roster. Lath is somewhere between Udoka Azibuke and David McCormack when it comes to size. Interestingly enough, he told Pro Insight that his dream school is Kansas.
His shot-blocking ability attracted just bout every mid-major program over to see him play during the course of the weekend. It was hard to deny. He changed the way teams attacked the paint and made them think twice on whether or not they could get to the iron. During the event and even now after it, he’s picking up offers at a healthy rate. Suffice it to say, he is firmly supplanted on the recruiting radar. It will be interesting to see who joins the party this month and into the July live periods.
You could make an argument that the 6-foot-6 guard from St. Pius X was one of the most versatile players from the class of 2024 at Section 7. He played multiple positions, created shots, grabbed rebounds and delivered in every category that was asked of him. His team won their respective bracket in large part because of the production he put forth. The more you watched him, the more parts of the Swiss Army knife you saw from him.