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#Gibbons Top 15U performers, Part III

Raquan Brown
20, May 2016

#Gibbons Top 15U performers, Part III

One of the great things about the Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions is the preview of things to come at the grassroots level. Our 15 and under division was rich with the next wave of top talent. Here is a continued look at our top overall performers from the age group.

Baton Rouge, LA

Class
2019
Position
PF
Height
6' 6"
National
NR
State
NR
Travel Team

Diwaun Black, Elfrid Payton Elite: To put it simply, Black plays really hard. He was a double-double machine at Gibbons, hitting the glass hard and creating a lot of second and third chance opportunities for himself and his teammates. While not yet the most skilled big man, he got his points off of this effort and his ability to finish plays above the rim. Though, he did show signs of a good face up game in the post and ability to go around bigger forwards and finish. Upon seeing him play on Friday night, I likened his game and motor to Dennis Rodman. As he continues to develop his game, he could make for an interesting prospect. - Carter Wilson

Raquan Brown, SG, Team Charlotte (pictured): Every year, regardless of the age level, Team Charlotte throws out some of the hardest playing bunches on the travel circuit. Brown fits the mold and buys into his program's culture as a tough nosed energy giver who can play various spots on the floor. The Carolina native hit on numerous catch and shoot jumpers from beyond the arc and also displayed the ability to convert on pull ups from near the free throw line. He already is capable of defending both wing spots and with more time for skill development and physical growth, Brown could really hear his name spoken on throughout the east coast. - Corey Evans

Jamir Chaplin, SG, Stackhouse Elite: If there has been a spring riser in Georgia’s 2019 class, it has been the Stephenson wing. The 6-foot-4 wing can score with the best of the them, handle the ball like a point guard and rebound like a big. His versatility and drive has allowed him to shine within the team structure. Chaplin has played his way into our attention and will be one of the better sophomores in Georgia come winter time.

Sam Devault, PF, Pocket City: There's a ton of potential in the 6-foot-8 frame of Sam DeVault. The freshman is still relatively weak at this early point in his career, but the upside is there. However, there is production, too. DeVault is a prototypical stretch 4 man with skill. He extends the floor and has range on his shot well beyond the 3-point line. While he doesn't like contact inside, DeVault blocked some shots and did a consistent job protecting the rim. He's a guy to buy stock in going forward. - Garrett Tucker


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