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Top performers from Rodney Hood Elite Camp: Part III

Kendrick Fountain
10, Aug 2016

Top performers from Rodney Hood Elite Camp: Part III

Rodney Hood and his Mississippi Express program hosted the Rodney Hood Elite Camp over the weekend in Meridian, Mississippi. The event brought together some of the top talent in the state of Mississippi for a two-day camp.

Here are the top performers from the event. This is Part III of the series.

TOP PERFORMERS: Part I, Part II

West Point, MS

Class
2019
Position
SG
Height
6' 4"
Weight
170 lbs
Travel Team
National
NR
State
3

Austin Crowley, 2019 SG, West Point (MS): Crowley made it known early that he was one of the top prospects in the freshmen and sophomore group at camp. At 6-foot-4, the wing is a smooth operator with the ball in his hands. Crowley has tremendous ball skills and has a knack for scoring the basketball. However, he isn't always set on scoring. The rising sophomore showed nice progressions as a distributor, as he made the correct play consistently off the pass. Crowley has tons of upside in his long, wiry frame and will be one of the top prospects Mississippi has to offer in 2019. Mississippi State, Ole Miss, and Southern Miss have made early inquiries on the talented 2019 guard. 

Holly Springs, MS

Class
2017
Position
SF
Height
6' 6"
Travel Team
National
NR
State
37

Kendrick Fountain, 2017 SF, Holly Springs (MS): Fountain (pictured above) impressed from start to finish with his relentless motor and athleticism. The bouncy, 6-foot-6 wing dominated the competition with his ability to get to the rim all weekend. A long, lanky wing, Fountain displayed some impressive speed and got into small creases in the defense. He handled the ball well on the perimeter and constantly picked apart the defense with his playmaking ability. Fountain is a player for low-level programs to keep an eye on during the high school season.

Jackson, MS

Class
2018
Position
PF
Height
6' 8"
Weight
215 lbs
School Team
Travel Team
National
NR
State
13

Michael Barber, 2018 PF, Jackson Academy (MS): Barber has been a known commodity in Mississippi since he was an 8th grader. After a slow start Saturday, Barber entered Sunday looking to make a statement and he succeeded in great fashion. The 6-foot-8 power forward is extremely skilled for his size, as he can handle the basketball and put it on the floor as well as some guards do. He also has the ability to shoot the ball from the 3, as he knocked down some shots throughout the camp. However, what was most impressive about his game Sunday was his grit and activity around the rim. Barber battled in the post and rebounded everything that came his way, leading his team to some big wins.

Lexington, MS

Class
2017
Height
6' 1"
Weight
170 lbs
National
NR
State
NR

Robert Boyd, 2017 PG, Holmes County Central (MS): From start to finish, there wasn't a more consistent guy at the lead guard spot than Robert Boyd. An active 6-foot-1 point guard, Boyd has great burst and end-to-end speed. He wasted no time getting the ball out and starting transition breaks, as many could not contain his speed and quickness. Despite his size, Boyd was also an efficient finisher at the rim, as he converted tough lay-ins with contact against prominent size. A tough and physical lead guard, it will be interesting to see what kind of attention Boyd receives going forward.

 


Garrett Tucker
State Editor

Garrett Tucker is a senior content producer for HoopSeen. He has been a member of HoopSeen.com since 2014. Specializing in basketball in the South, Garrett has helped grow the HoopSeen Alabama network from the ground up. He also provides stories and information from players all across the country. His GTuckerScouting recruiting service is a notorious product in the Southeast, as he has been in contact with numerous college programs across the country. You can follow Garrett on Twitter at @GTuckerHoops.

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