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17U #Gibbons Story Starters

Kenyon Burt
25, May 2017

17U #Gibbons Story Starters

One of the great things about the Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions is the stage provided for players to start their stories or turn up the volume on their respective recruitments. Our staff compiled their top story starters from the event at the 17U division. 

Kenyon Burt, NC Runnin’ Rebels, SF, 2018: Junkyard dog is the best way to properly describe the way Burt played over the weekend. Burt averaged over 14 points a game over the course of six games in three days. He was a motor man and a match-up problem. Every good team has a player like Burt on their roster. Burt is worthy of recruiting hours in July for low-major programs. - Justin Young 

David Kasanganay, QCAA Force, CG, 2018: The 6-foot-3 2018 Charlotte guard was a scoring machine for QCAA and did so against some good competition. He shot the ball very well from three which opened up for his ability to put the ball on the floor and get to the rim as well as to the free throw line. He really excelled playing on the wing and was one of the more productive scorers in the 17U division. Low major programs should be checking him out with his ability to score the ball from all three levels of the floor. - Carter Wilson 

Suwanee, GA

Class
2018
Position
SG
Height
6' 2"
National
NR
State
NR
Travel Team

Tyrone Nesby, Stackhouse Elite, SG/SF, 2018: Every time I’ve seen him play this spring, I’ve been impressed and intrigued. Nesby is playing travel ball for the first time in his high school playing days and he’s taking advantage of his late start. Nesby is a quality shooter with quality instincts. He’s had success at the high school level, winning a state title at Reading (PA) alongside Miami bound Lonnie Walker. Nesby is a fine shooter with length and good DNA. His dad, Tyrone, played in the NBA. Don’t be surprised to hear more about Nesby in the coming months once he enrolls as a post-grad student. - Justin Young 

Mame Diaw Niang, Team Knight, PF, 2018: What an interesting prospect Niang is. The Calusa Prep (FL) forward showed off a nice mixture of inside and out on offense. He was a confident shooter and an effective stretch four man out to the three-point line. As a shot-blocker, Niang didn’t shy away from opportunities to change or deflect shots. His toughness could use some hardening up but, overall, Niang was one of the most intriguing big men that I saw at the 17U level. — Justin Young 

Maurice Wilcox, NC Red Storm, PG, 2018: Wilcox was quite a surprise as a 5'10" catalyst for NC Red Storm. While a ball-dominant ball-handler, Wilcox also has deep range on his jumper and is, quite simply, a playmaker. He currently holds interest from Liberty, Wofford, Longwood, and UNC-Greensboro. - Kory Keys 

Jaron Williams, Upward Stars YC, SF, 2018: Matchup problem. That is the first thing that comes to mind when I think of how Williams played this weekend. The strong 6-foot-6 wing played on the perimeter as a small-ball four man and drew bigger defenders out where he could put the ball on the floor and get to the rim. He also is a very productive bucket gutter and rebounder in the paint and plays with a lot of toughness. Low majors and DII’s are on him, but expect the interest in him to grow over the rest of the summer. - Carter Wilson 

Daivien Williamson, Team Winston, PG, 2018: The super quick point guard was a blur for the North Carolina team and helped his squad enjoy a deep run at the Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions. Williamson averaged 15.3 points a game and did a fine job of running his balanced squad. He’s a quality low-major target as we move into the July recruiting period. — Justin Young


Justin Young
Editor-in-Chief

Justin Young has been the editor-in-chief of HoopSeen.com since 2013. He manages the day-to-day operations on the site and in conjunction with our national and regional events. He was the national basketball editor for Rivals.com and a contributing editor at Yahoo! Sports. Young has been earned numerous awards for his work in sports journalism, including the Georgia Press Association Columnist of the Year. His Justin Young Basketball recruiting service has been in existence since 2002 and worked with over 300 schools from all levels. He is the director of HoopSeen Elite Preview camps and our national Preview camp series. 

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